After The Whistle: WiHi’s Lennon Cox
SALISBURY, MD — Meet Lennon Cox, the offensive lineman with a bright future ahead of him.
The journey for the highly awarded, four-year starter for the WiHi Tribe Football Team is not stopping here on Delmarva.
Cox is heading to Cedar City, Utah to become a Thunderbird for Southern Utah University.
He says he committed because he had been connected to their head coach since his sophomore year and now Cox says he’s already preparing for the next level.
“I’ve already gotten in contact with my coaches and trying to get to as many films as I can, as technique work, as many plays. I just want to be one up on everybody so nobody can compete with me at my job,” he says.
For the Tribe, Cox was First Team All Bayside, Comeback Player of the Year, and Trench Hog of the Year and helped give WiHi their first playoff victory in ten years.
He says credit goes to his teammates and coaches.
“If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I’m at. if wasn’t for them pushing me, I can’t even be the player I am today. Coach Davis, Coach Dom, Coach Taylor, Coach Phillips, Coach Cee, every single one, Coach Pearson, Coach McMurna for chewing into me every day. It’s all of them, I blame it all on them for real, if it wasn’t for them my success wouldn’t be what it is,” he says.
It wasn’t all easy sailings for Cox, the pandemic altered his sophomore year, and with him just playing one of the most demanding positions in football- he always had a road with a lot of obstacles in front of him.
“Offensive line probably is the hardest job on the field. everything is on your back. If they’re doing wrong, it doesn’t have to be your problem. If you’re running back isn’t making the right cuts, you’re going to get yelled at. The offensive line is never right, that’s just how you play it. On the offensive line you swallow your pride and get coached up,” he says.
His advice to other bayside football players trying to go to the next level?
“You let your coaches just guide your path. You just stay on that track where you’re not going to give up no matter how hard you go. I’m an undersized lineman and I signed a D-1 scholarship, it’s just about how much work you put in and how much time you’re going to give it,” Cox says.