Fletcher Cox

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Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox
Cox in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 91     Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-13) December 13, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Yazoo City, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Yazoo City (MS)
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 2012 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-American (2011)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Tackles 51
Sacks 7.5
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Fletcher Cox (born December 13, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. After playing college football for Mississippi State, he was selected 12th overall by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Cox was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi.[1] Cox played three seasons at Mississippi State University. As a junior in 2011, Cox was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 298 lb 34½ in 10 in 4.79 s 4.53 s 7.07 s 26.0 in 8 ft 7 in 30 reps
All values from NFL combine

The Philadelphia Eagles traded up from the 15th selection to pick Cox 12th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.[3] He is the highest selected Mississippi State Bulldog since Michael Haddix in 1983, and the highest selected Bulldog defensive lineman since Jimmy Webb in 1975. Cox was signed to a four-year contract on June 18, 2012.[4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Cox is expected to be in the defensive line rotation primarily at the left defensive tackle position. On October 14, Cox was ejected after throwing punches against Detroit Lions players, and was fined $21,000.[5]


  1. ^ "Fletcher Cox". SB Nation Philly. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ PFW 2011 All-America team
  3. ^ "Fletcher Cox". SB Nation Philly. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Eagles sign DT Fletcher Cox". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fletcher Cox says he's been fined $21K by NFL for punch". National Football League. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 

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