Storm Builds Defensive Backfield

Jun 1, 2016 Tampa Bay Storm

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired former National Football League defensive back Qua Cox, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

“Qua has tremendous upside and adds more stability to our defensive backfield,” said Gooch.  “He’s played at the NFL level and we look forward to seeing him translate that experience to the arena game.”

Cox (5-foot-11, 190 lbs., Jackson State) joins the Storm for his rookie season in the blue and gold.  The Tuskegee, AL native brings NFL experience with him, having began his professional career with the Indianapolis Colts when he signed with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014.

Cox played collegiately at Jackson State.  The former Tiger started in 41-of-45 games at the defensive back position.  During his junior season (2012) he led the Southwestern Athletic Conference with five interceptions.  Cox finished his career with 145.0 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 10 interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

The team placed wide receiver Gerald Young on inactive reserve.