Fletcher Cox

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Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox
Cox in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 91 Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-13) December 13, 1990 (age 24)
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
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 141
Quarterback sacks: 12.5
Forced fumbles: 2
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 (NFL). After playing college football for Mississippi State, he was selected 12th overall by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Cox attended Yazoo City High School in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he played football, basketball and ran track.[1] Cox played three seasons at Mississippi State University. In football, Cox was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly as a junior in 2011, after totalling 103 total tackles, including 11 quarterback sacks and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.[2] As a senior, he had 104 total tackles, including 10 quarterback sacks, and also added one interception and a fumble recovery. He was selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game.[3]

He was also on the Yazoo High track & field team, where he competed in the high jump and in the relays. At the 2009 Division 3-4A Meet, he placed 8th in the high jump event, with a leap of 1.74 meters.[4] In relays, he had personal-best times of 44.32 seconds in the 4x100m relay and 1:32.63 minutes in the 4x200m relay.[5] He was also credited with a 4.47 time in the 40-yard dash, and benched 300 lb.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by national recruiting web site Rivals.com, he was rated as the No. 5 weak side defensive end in the country, and the No. 2 prospect in the state of Mississippi. He was also considered the No. 17 defensive end prospect in the country by Scout.com. He chose to attend MSU over scholarship offers from LSU, Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss.[6]

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 4.77 s 1.65 s 2.65 s 4.53 s 7.07 s 26.0 in 9 ft 0 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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] On April 27th 2015, The Eagles picked up his 5th year option, keeping him with the team through the 2016 season.[10]


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