Auburn football career passing leader No. 4: Brandon Cox
- 6,959 passing yards
- 42 passing touchdowns
- 32 interceptions
Brandon Cox was the engine behind the freight train that was the middle era of the Tuberville years on the Plains, going over 2,000 passing yards each year he was the starter and leading the team to 29 wins in those years.
Despite being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a rare muscular disorder as a sophomore at Hewitt-Trussville, Cox would go on to defeat Alabama in three straight Iron Bowls and knock off two Florida teams at the height of Urban Meyer’s powers in Gainesville.
Cox is the living embodiment of the Auburn Creed, having worked to overcome a health ailment to be the starter under Tuberville. He later described the contents of the creed when detailing what it is he took away from his time with the Tigers.
“The biggest thing I have taken away from (my time at Auburn) is just the work ethic,” Cox prefaced before saying, “I never really expected to be the starting quarterback. I just went back (after a redshirt year) thinking, ‘get a degree, work hard and get an education.'”