Torrie Cox '99
Torrie Tywan Cox, cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the Class of 1999, Torrie was a standout in football; he rushed for over 1500 yards and won All-City, All-Dade, and All-State honors.
During college, Torrie was considered one of the hardest hitting defensive backs in the Big East Conference. H earned first-team All-Big East honors and All-ECAC awards in his senior year. Also during his senior year, he played in the East-West Shrine Game. In addition, he earned Pittsburgh's special teams MVP award in his sophomore, junior and senior years. He finished his college career with 156 tackles (128 solo tackles), 28 passes defended, three interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. On special teams, he returned 65 kickoffs for 1,570 yards (24.2 yards per return) and one touchdown.