It is hard to argue that West Coast Eagles’ Dean Cox isn’t one of the greatest ruckman the AFL has ever produced. So perhaps it came as a shock to some when the premiership-winning big man recently decided to bring the curtain down on an illustrious career.
Cox went 28th in the 2001 draft – he has since been selected in six All-Australian sides and is on the cusp of the 300-club mark for his beloved Eagles.
“The decision has come over the course of the year,” Cox said about his retirement.
“I’ve had conversations about my body, my form, my role in the side and with my family.
“I’ve been in grinds before but it was taking a lot longer to get back.”
Cox will be long remembered by West Coast fans for his performance in the 2006 grand final where he dominated Collingwood’s Darren Jolly helping the Eagles to victory.
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