Born and raised in East St. Louis, Ill., Bryan Cox attended Western Illinois University where he was named as a first-team All-America selection by the Football Gazette as a senior. Cox was drafted in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins and made an immediate impact, starting 13 games as a rookie and making a name for himself with his toughness and physical, aggressive style of play. In his second year, Cox recorded 14 sacks and earned the first of three Pro Bowl selections over the course of his five seasons in Miami, during which time he was a team leader and mentor to many of his teammates, ultimately being selected as one of the Top 50 players in franchise history. In The Tank, Bryan fondly recalls his hometown of East St. Louis, shares his deep admiration and respect for former Dolphins Head Coach Don Shula, and explains his departure from South Florida prior to the 1996 season. Bryan also recants his epic rivalry with the Buffalo Bills, candidly explains why he feels he should be a member of the team’s Honor Roll, and takes an introspective look at his coaching career.
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