Former Georgia defender Brenton Cox dismissed from Florida

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Georgia Bulldogs running back Kenny McIntosh (6) drags Florida Gators linebacker Brenton Cox Jr. (1) for a four-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter in a NCAA football game at TIAA Bank Field, Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Jacksonville, Florida. Georgia won 42-20. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Florida has dismissed former Georgia defensive end Brenton Cox, according to a report from Zach Abolverdi of On3. Cox played at Georgia, signing with the Bulldogs as a 5-star prospect in the 2018 class.

Florida coach Billy Napier confirmed the news at his Monday press conference.

The Bulldogs racked up 555 yards of offense against Florida on Saturday, rushing for 239 yards in the win. Quarterback Stetson Bennett was not sacked in the win. Cox had two tackles, a pass deflection and a quarterback pressure. The defensive end jumped offside on Brock Bowers’ 29-yard catch in the fourth quarter.

Cox signed with Georgia as a member of the 2018 class out of Stockbridge, Ga. Cox had started every game for Florida this season. Florida is 4-4 this season under first-year coach Billy Napier.

Florida defender Brenton Cox previews game against Florida

The Bulldogs take on Tennessee this week, while Florida plays Texas A&M.

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