AFL big man Mason Cox gets major media appearance after revealing he is considering retirement after nine years at Collingwood
AFL star Mason Cox has taken on a regular radio spot as a footy commentator for KIIS 101.1 Melbourne’s Jase and Lauren show.
The 6’9″ Collingwood ruckman will join the hosts Jase Hawkins and Lauren Phillips every Thursday as the 2023 AFL season unfolds.
It’s the next step in a burgeoning media career for the American-born champion, 31, who launched The Mason Cox Show podcast in 2022.
The news comes just months after the towering footballer talked about hanging up his boots for good.
Cox was recruited by the Pies in 2014 as an American college athlete, but after a strong start to his career with the club, he has played just 18 games over the past two AFL seasons.
AFL star Mason Cox (pictured during a training session on Sept. 1) has taken on a regular radio spot as a footy commentator for KIIS 101.1 Melbourne’s Jase & Lauren show
Collingwood’s 6’9″ Ruckman will join hosts Jase Hawkins (right) and Lauren Phillips (left) every Thursday as the 2023 AFL season unfolds
He told foxfooty.com.au he was due to retire at the end of last year until an activation clause in his contract allowed him to continue with the Magpies until 2023.
Cox will be part of Jase & Lauren’s regular sports team, which includes newscaster Clint Stanway and AFL pundit Christian Petracca.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Cox was recruited into the AFL after playing college basketball for Oklahoma State.
He became an Australian citizen in June last year and is known for his hybrid Australian-American accent.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Cox was recruited into the AFL after playing American college basketball for Oklahoma State. In 2022, he launched The Mason Cox Show podcast
After eight years in Australia, there are still things about life Down Under that are scratching his head, namely the citizens’ habit of abbreviating everything.
“A lot of things about Australia have surprised me over the years. However, one that always stands out is how everything is abbreviated,” he told the Announce sun.
“From people’s names to common things around the house, it seems like everything has a nickname.
‘It took some getting used to when I first came here, and now I love teaching my friends abroad some of the crazy Australian sayings.’
The Mason Cox Show can be heard on the ARN iHeartPodcast Network.