Mike Fox (American football)

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Mike Fox
No. 93
Position:Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1967-08-05) August 5, 1967 (age 53)
Akron, Ohio
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:North
Akron, Ohio
College:West Virginia
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks:17
FF / FR:4 / 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Michael James Fox (born August 5, 1967) is a former American football defensive lineman. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round (51st overall) of the 1990 NFL draft. He played college football at West Virginia.

He also played for the Carolina Panthers.

College career[edit]

In 1989, Fox finished the year with 10 sacks while playing defensive tackle - making him the only player at the time to generate 10 sacks from any position other than defensive end or linebacker. Fox had three multi-sack games, including the Syracuse game in which he recorded nine tackles, two sacks, and two tackles for a loss. Fox also finished with 71 tackles and the Gator Bowl MVP trophy. At the end of the 1989 season, he played for the East team in the East-West Shrine Game.[1] He was also named to the Associated Press (AP) All-East first team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Fox was selected in the second round (51st overall) of the 1990 NFL draft by the New York Giants.[3]

In 1995, Fox signed a five-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.[4]

In 1999, Fox was placed in the 1999 NFL expansion draft by the Panthers.[5] After not being selected by the Cleveland Browns in the expansion draft, he was cut by the Panthers.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East-West Rosters". St. Louis Dispatch. St. Louis, Missouri. December 21, 1989. p. 41. Retrieved June 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  2. ^ "Associated Press All-East Team: First team". Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Associated Press. December 15, 1989. p. 38. Retrieved June 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  3. ^ "Giants select Georgia back". Press & Sun-Bulletin. Binghamton, New York. April 23, 1990. p. 16. Retrieved June 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  4. ^ Gelberg, Jon (February 21, 1995). "Panthers pounce on Fox to take him from Giants". The Central New Jersey Home News. New Brunswick, New Jersey. p. 50. Retrieved June 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  5. ^ "Panthers contribute 5 to expansion draft". The Greenville News. Greenville, South Carolina: Associated Press. January 14, 1999. p. 32. Retrieved June 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  6. ^ Macenka, Joe (February 11, 1999). "Carolina cuts original Panthers Lathon, Fox". The Times and Democrat. Orangeburg, South Carolina. p. 11. Retrieved June 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read