13 - Kellen Cox
Kellen Cox
Height: 5-10
Weight: 183
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mount Vernon , Mo.
High School: Mt. Vernon HS
Position: QB

2012- Now in his senior year, Cox will make the transition from wide receiver to quarterback this season and battle junior Kyle Webster for the starting nod.

2011- Cox played in all 10 games last season for MSSU hauling in 18 passes for 212 yards and two scores.  In addition, Cox also returned punts and kickoffs for the Lions totaling 285 yards.  Had a season-high 7 catches for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns in 68-28 win over Southwest Baptist.

2010 - Cox made a big jump from 2009 to 2010 and will look to build on that progress in 2011. Cox played in all 11 games last season for MSSU hauling in 27 passes for 425 yards and four scores. His 15.7 yards per catch average was the best of any receiver for the Lions in 2010. Cox was also a returner for the Lions on special teams and combined for 282 yards running back kicks and punts.

2009 – Saw action in eight games, serving as the Lions’ punt returner … returned seven punts for 30 yards on the season.

In 2008: Redshirted.

In high school: Cox played for coach Joy Mayberry at Mt. Vernon HS … Helped the Mountaineers to an 8-4 record this year and a trip to the second round of the Missouri State Playoffs  … Mt. Vernon was a four-time district champ and a four time quarterfinal participant during his tenure …  Cox played both quarterback and receiver, as well as defensive back at Mt. Vernon …  This past season, Cox rushed for 1,340 yards, passed for 1,610 yards, had 54 tackles and seven interceptions … Had 16 rushing touchdowns and 19 passing TD’s … A first team All-Conference, All Area, All District and All-State selection at quarterback and defensive back, Cox was the Southwest Missouri Football Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year …  A member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll at Mt. Vernon, he was the Student Body President


Personal: Cox was born on July 8, 1989 …  Cox is the son of Tom and Cindi Cox …  His father, Tom is a former football player at Southern and a member of the Missouri Southern Hall of Fame …  His sister, Piper, was a four-year letterwinner in Volleyball at Southwest Baptist …  Cox major is undecided. … Favorite music group: Shane and Shane … Interesting hobbies: Play harmonica, ping-pong, FCA