Tim Fox (American football)

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Tim Fox
No. 48
Personal information
Born: (1953-11-01) November 1, 1953 (age 66)
Canton, Ohio
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Plain Twp. (OH) Glenwood
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:141
Games started:116
Quarterback sacks:1.0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Timothy Richard Fox (born November 1, 1953) is a former American football safety who played for the New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams from 1976 to 1986.[1]

Fox was born in Canton, Ohio, where he played football at Glenwood High School.[1] He continued to play football while attending Ohio State University, and was a co-captain his senior year along with the only two time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin under the great coach Woody Hayes. He was selected in the 1st round (21st overall) in the 1976 NFL Draft by the Patriots.[1] He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1981. [2] Fox remained in Foxboro, Massachusetts after he retired in 1987 for 12 years until 1999 when he decided to make Westwood, Massachusetts his new home. Tim currently resides in Hull, Massachusetts and has been there since 2007. Fox has been working for R.R. Donnelley & Sons since 1992 and is currently the Sales Director for the New England region.[3] He has two daughters, Haley and Landin, and one son, Christopher.

In 2016, Fox described himself and his declining cognitive abilities, as "...a living, breathing petri dish for CTE research.”[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Tim Fox Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "The New England Patriots". Archive.patriots.com. January 11, 1953. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "DB Tim Fox (official thread)". BuckeyePlanet. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Vinton, Nathaniel (June 1, 2016). ""Ex-NFL safety Tim Fox describes 'catastrophic implications' head injuries have on everyday life to brain researchers"". NY Daily News.