The former VCU basketball player is expected to sign a deal to play with the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League as a tight end, his agent Joe Flanagan confirmed with 8News.
Cox is set to sign with Indianapolis, NFL Media reported Thursday. Swoope spent the majority of his first two seasons on the Colts' practice squad before being the team's third tight end last season.
While hoops has been his focus at VCU, which doesn't have a football program, Alie-Cox is no stranger to the gridiron.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox is getting a shot at the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts.
What's interesting about the team that won the rights to Alie-Cox is that Chris Ballard is the Colts new general manager and served for the last few years alongside Dorsey in the Chiefs front office.
At his Pro Day in Richmond, Alie-Cox said he didn't expect immediate success. There's a lot of things in my life that if I would have just told myself otherwise it would not be. "I didn't think I was going to be able to do that, either. I haven't done it in a while". Very soon, he could be known for being Andrew Luck's safety valve. Tony Gonzalez, the team's all time leader in receptions and receiving yards, was a former college basketball player at the University of California. Swoope made the same jump, joining the team's roster in 2014 after playing basketball for the Miami Hurricanes, and breaking through with four starts for the Colts previous year. That seems to be a likely destination for Alie-Cox as well.