6-Foot-9 Nevada QB Nate Cox Is A Unicorn, Goes Viral For Being Tallest QB In CFB History


  • At 6-foot-9, Nate Cox is the tallest player in college football history to ever make a start at quarterback.
  • However, his height at quarterback is not the only reason that he is a freak athlete and a unicorn.
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Nevada quarterback Nate Cox became the tallest quarterback in college football history to start a game on Monday morning. Cox, a Louisiana-native, stands 6-foot-9, 255 pounds and he can do it all.

The Wolfpack took on the Western Michigan Broncos in the Quick Lane Bowl after finishing the regular season at 8-4. Starting quarterback Carson Strong, who is projected to be an early round pick, decided to opt-out of the game and Cox, donning a perfect cajun mullet, took his spot.

He made history in the process, passing 6-foot-7 Brock Osweiler as the tallest player to ever start a game at the position.

Cox makes his teammates look like dwarfs.


He is so tall that he would be the fourth-tallest player on Nevada’s roster if he was a hooper.


Cox is primarily a pocket passer and has an absolute cannon for an arm. Earlier this season, a video went viral of him throwing the ball out of the stadium.

However, especially for his size, he can move when he needs to. Cox showed off his wheels and agility during the first half of the bowl game with this nifty run.

And his talent doesn’t stop there. Cox is a unicorn.

Earlier this year, the 6-foot-9 (in case you forgot) quarterback also caught a goal line fade.


A few weeks prior, Cox was called on to punt. He can also kick field goals.

However, he throws right-handed, punts left-footed and kicks right-footed. Cox is an enigma.

If that wasn’t enough, Cox was also a great baseball player. He likely could have played on the collegiate (or even professional) level if he had stuck with the sport.

Although he wasn’t 6-foot-9 at the time, Cox played first base for the Louisiana team that represented the Southwest region in the 2011 Little League Wold Series.

In this photo, he is standing third from the left.


Cox began his college career at Louisiana Tech but did not play in his two seasons. He eventually transferred to Garden City Community College and threw for 1,891 yards before transferring to Nevada. At 6-foot-9 (in case you forgot), Cox is a senior this season, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he will have one season of eligibility remaining with the Wolfpack, or elsewhere, should he choose to stay in school.