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Cox’s Educated Athletes First plans tour of Saint Vincent

Bill Beckner
Carolina Panthers safety Demetrious Cox warms up before a preseason game against the Steelers Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Heinz Field.

Educated Athletes First, the nonprofit business owned and operated by former Jeannette football standout Demetrious Cox and his father, Dorsey, is making headway.

Demetrious Cox, a defensive back with the Cincinnati Bengals, hopes to be a tour guide of sorts for aspiring college athletes and students, giving them, and their parents, advice on the admissions process — what to expect as they pursue the next level of sports and education.

One of the key elements for EAF is to establish campus tours for youth to get an early peek at college life. The first one will be local as organizers plan to take perspective students around Saint Vincent College.

During the visit, set for April 28, Saint Vincent football players will hold their annual strongman competition to cap spring workouts. SVC then will have a cookout of which visitors can attend.

Participants should meet at noon that day at the Jeannette Midgets Field. The tour begins at 1 p.m. and the cookouts will begin around 4.

EAF launched over the winter and has partnered with the Jeannette School District for a study skills program. The program is not exclusive to Jeannette student-athletes and future plans are to open it to all areas, Dorsey Cox said.

Those interested in future campus tours, or information on EAF, can contact 714-873-3170.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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