Cox waits his turn for No. 1 spot

Landon Cox has waited his turn at NIU, now he's making his mark in his junior season

Updated: December 16, 2009, 11:54 AM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Landon Cox was the first player Northern Illinois wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck worked with when he arrived to the program three years ago.

At the time, Fleck saw the potential. Cox was 6-foot-3, strong, athletic and smart. Fleck knew if Cox, a Thornton Fractional North High School product, was slightly faster the Huskies would have lost out on him to a Big Ten school.

Fleck also realized Cox needed work. He was missing pieces to the whole puzzle. To this day, Fleck shows ...

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