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. Cox played three seasons at  Mississippi State University. As a junior in 2011, Cox was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly.
Professional career Edit
2012 NFL Draft Edit
WtArm lengthHand size
6 ft 4 in
298 lb34½ in10 in
8 ft 7 in
Philadelphia Eagles traded up from the 15th selection to pick Cox 12th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. 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.
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.
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