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Brennan Cox

Age: 24yr 7mth    Games: 83     Born: August 13, 1998     Origin: Woodville-West Torrens
Height: 195cm     Weight: 100kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #41 2016 National Draft by Fremantle Dockers
Supercoach Price: $445,400   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $634,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: RFA at the end of 2024   AFL Player Contracts
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Brennan Cox Biography

Tuesday, 24 January 2023
Brennan Cox has his sights set on becoming an All-Australian backman in 2023 after settling permanently into a defensive role in a breakout 2022 season.

"I've always had a goal since moving down back to try and make the All-Australian team, and I thought I took a step closer last year. I went away and had a good off-season, and hopefully, I can take another step this year," he said.

Sunday, 2 October 2022
Andrew Brayshaw claims his first Doig Medal as Fremantle's club champion for the 2022 season.

Brayshaw polled 273 votes to finish clear of defender Brennan Cox (200), who finished in the top 10 for the first time after a career-best season, and midfield gun Caleb Serong (197).

Friday, 19 November 2021
Brennan Cox signs a new contract extension to remain at Fremantle until at least the end of the 2024 season.

"It feels really good (to sign on), I'm really excited about the group we have and the way the future is looking. We've got a really good bunch of boys and I'm excited to grow as a player and get stuck into this season," Cox said.

Saturday, 3 October 2020
Brennan Cox signs a new deal with Fremantle to remain at the club until the end of 2022.
Friday, 16 November 2018
Brennan Cox says he has learnt to manage his troublesome skinfolds after some experience as an AFL player.

"My skinfolds seem to stay a bit higher than everyone else," Cox said.

"But (it's) just making the hard choices and cutting out carbs sometimes when I don't need them, or sugar or whatever it is, just to keep those skinnies down, which I did for most of the year.

"(In the AFL) you go from being a kid eating, drinking whatever you want really, training whenever you want. You soon find out quickly what you have to do, what you have to eat and it is a bit of a shock, but you adjust pretty quickly."

Thursday, 15 November 2018
Brennan Cox says he is keen to form a potent attack for Fremantle with recruits Jesse Hogan and Rory Lobb.

"When I first came in I probably did feel more comfortable down back, but now I've gone up forward and started to learn how to play forward I've become more comfortable," Cox said.

"A lot of weeks we went in a bit undersized and I think I was the tallest at 194cm, or whatever I am, not really that big and I was getting a big tall defender.

"Obviously with Rory, Matt and Jesse I should be getting a smaller defender, if that's (four talls) what the coaches want to do."

Monday, 11 June 2018
Brennan Cox earns the round 12 AFL Rising Star nomination after kicking four goals in Fremantle's upset three-point win over Adelaide to go with 19 disposals, seven marks (two contested) and five tackles.

"I was lucky enough to get in the right position and take a few marks and I was able to kick straight, which has been a bit of a struggle lately," Cox said.

"I've been working on my goalkicking at training and after hours, but finally it's paid off in this game."

Monday, 14 August 2017
Brennan Cox signs a new two-year deal with Fremantle that will keep him at the club until the end of 2020.

"He's shown some strong attributes in the football he's played," list manager Brad Lloyd said of Cox.

"He is a good size and a great athlete and he's shown a high level of composure when he's played at senior level, so we're really excited about the role he can play on our list for years to come."

Thursday, 20 July 2017
Luke Ryan and Brennan Cox have been dropped for drinking alcohol after the Western Derby last week.

Cox and Ryan failed to meet team standards with only a six-day break leading into this week's home clash with Hawthorn.

"Brennan and Luke are good young men who are very much a part of the long-term future of the club," general manager football operations Chris Bond said.

"The players have set and agreed to standards, which all of our players are required to adhere to. However, on this occasion that was not the case."

Saturday, 10 June 2017
Brennan Cox makes his AFL debut for Fremantle at the Gabba with 7 disposals (3 kicks and 4 handballs), 2 marks, a tackle and 1 hitouts in a 57-point loss to Brisbane.
Friday, 25 November 2016
Fremantle select Brennan Cox with pick No.41 in the 2016 National Draft.

Cox has played a lot forward this year but also went down back as well," Fremantle list manager Brad Lloyd said.

Hes a really good size at 193cm but also did 2.95 seconds in the 20m at the draft combine, so hes got some good speed. Hes a great addition to our list as a young tall.

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