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 29)
Place of birth: Yazoo City, Mississippi
High School: Yazoo City (MS)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 2012 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
*Philadelphia Eagles ( 2012–present)
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

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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 298 lb34½ in10 in 4.79 s 4.53 s 7.07 s 26.0 in 8 ft 7 in 30 reps

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 EaglesEdit

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]


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