Ardmore’s Creed Cox – Character Counts Presented by Excel Therapy

By Ryan Stone

With football season just around the corner Ardmore senior quarterback Creed Cox is ready for a big season. The Tigers fell just short in the 5A State Championship last season against Carl Albert and Cox says that’s a big incentive this fall.

“That game really gives us extra motivation this season, really just going to have to rally up a bunch of young guys since we lost a bunch of older guys and try to make a run back to the state game and hopefully change the outcome of it this year,” said Cox.

As a junior Cox started at free safety recording over 100 tackles, an interception and four passes defended. He also played some at quarterback and will make the transition to full time starter this year. Cox describes his QB style as more of a power rusher, but he does expect the Tigers to pass more this season.

As a senior Cox also knows he must step up as a leader on and off the field for Ardmore.

“Just being a good example with my mannerisms on and off the field,” said Cox, “and show these younger guys that it’s more than just how you play and hopefully show them how to be a leader in the future. Our juniors and seniors also really have to show these young guys that it’s a different type of game and really show them they are going to have to step up and play big time ball.”

Outside of football Cox is also a catcher on the baseball team. Creed is a standout in the classroom as well with a 3.7 GPA and currently serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Vice President. After high school Cox hopes to play college football and has spoken some to ECU and SNU. He hopes to land a scholarship with his play this Fall.