Roosevelt Nix (defensive end)

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Roosevelt Nix
No. 95, 79
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1967-04-17) April 17, 1967 (age 51)
Toledo, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 299 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Toledo (OH) Scott
College: Central State (Ohio)
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 8 / Pick: 199
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Roosevelt Theodore Nix (born April 17, 1967) is a former American football defensive end who played three seasons in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the eighth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He first enrolled at the College of DuPage before transferring to Central State University. Nix attended Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio.[1] He was also a member of the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Fighting Pike, New York CityHawks and New England Sea Wolves.

College career[edit]

Nix first played college football for the College of DuPage Chaparrals.[1] Nix transferred from the College of DuPage to play one season for the Central State Marauders.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Nix was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 199th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft. He played in sixteen games for the Bengals from 1992 to 1993.[1] He played in two games for the Minnesota Vikings during the 1994 season.[1] He was signed by the Green Bay Packers on March 27, 1995.[3] He was released by the Packers on April 27, 1995.[4] Nix signed with the Arizona Cardinals on June 2, 1995.[3]

Nix was signed by the Minnesota Fighting Pike on May 2, 1996 and played for the team during the 1996 season.[5][6] He played for the New York CityHawks from 1997 to 1998.[6] He was traded to the Tampa Bay Storm for Kent Wells on June 18, 1997 but the trade was nixed when Wells failed to pass his physical.[7][8] He was a member of the New England Sea Wolves during the 1999 off-season. He was released by the Sea Wolves on February 23, 1999.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Nix's son, Roosevelt Nix, plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers.[10][11] Nix, Sr. has been arrested and cited in the past for failing to make child support payments.[12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ROOSEVELT NIX". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bengals give Nix a chance at Detroit". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. August 19, 1993. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "ROOSEVELT NIX". foxsports.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Transactions". Hartford Courant. April 28, 1995. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ "MINNESOTA FIGHTING PIKE". The Standard-Speaker. May 3, 1996. p. 24. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Roosevelt Nix". arenafan.com. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "News Archive". galeforcedesign.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tampa Bay-New York Connections". galeforcedesign.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Transactions". Hartford Courant. February 24, 1999. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Larrabee, Kirk (April 14, 2015). "Getting to know reserve/future players: Roosevelt Nix Kirk". 247sports.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ Blackledge, Steve (August 25, 2009). "High school football: Nix suffers no shortage of skills". dispatch.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ex-NFL player facing child support charges". United Press International. August 20, 2009. Archived from the original on August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ Goldstein, Amy (February 4, 2000). "The Safety Net: Department of Health and Human Services". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ Griffith, Pat (December 23, 1994). "U.S. files against deadbeat parents". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 

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