Keyaron Fox

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Keyaron Fox
Keyaron Fox 2013.jpg
Fox in 2013
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-01-24) January 24, 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Westlake
College: Georgia Tech
NFL draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 180
Sacks: 1.0
INTs: 1
Stats at NFL.com
Fox with the Steelers in 2009.

Keyaron James Fox /kiˈærən/, born January 24, 1982) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech.

Fox was also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he earned a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XLIII, and the Washington Redskins.

College career[edit]

He played in 45 games (35 starts) during his tenure at Georgia Tech and finished his career with 376 tackles, 9 sacks, 40 tackles for loss, one INT, two fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, 14 passes defensed, and seven QB pressures. He majored in management.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Fox was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played 12 games and finished the campaign with 7 tackles. His second season with the Chiefs was low key as he only recorded three tackles. In 2006, Fox had a career high season with 52 tackles and one sack. In his final year with the Chiefs, he played in ten games, recording 21 tackles.[1]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On March 12, 2008 Fox signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent.[2] He recorded 17 tackles in 13 games in 2008 as the Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Fox was re-signed to a two-year, $1.8 million contract on April 6.[3]

In week 6 of the 2009 season, Fox filled in for an injured Lawrence Timmons, where he intercepted a Brett Favre pass running it back for an 82-yard touchdown to help the Steelers secure a 27-17 victory over the undefeated Minnesota Vikings.

Fox was named the Steelers' special teams captain in 2009 and 2010.[4]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On August 6, 2011, Fox signed with the Washington Redskins.

Houston Texans[edit]

On July 26, 2012, Fox signed with the Houston Texans. During training camp, he suffered a knee injury and was placed on the injured reserve list on August 9.[5]

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