|No. 15, 12|
|Punter / Kicker|
|Date of birth:May 11, 1958|
|Place of birth: Shreveport, Louisiana|
|High School: Charleston (AR)|
|NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134|
|Debuted in 1981 for the Cleveland Browns|
|*Cleveland Browns ( 1981– 1984)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*Super Bowl XXII|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Stephen Everett Cox (born May 11, 1958) is a former American football punter and placekicker. Cox was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and played for them for four seasons. Cox played four more seasons for the Washington Redskins. Cox was one of the last straight-ahead style placekickers in the National Football League.
Though primarily a punter and kickoff specialist, Cox was also used for long field goal attempts. On October 21, 1984, Cox kicked a 60-yard field goal in a game against Cincinnati. The kick was the second-longest field goal at the time (behind Tom Dempsey's record kick), but has since been matched by Morten Andersen, Rob Bironas, and Dan Carpenter and surpassed by Jason Elam, Matt Bryant, David Akers and twice by Sebastian Janikowski. Cox's kick remains one of only seven field goals of 60 yards or more in NFL history and one of only two which was done with the straight-ahead style (the other being Tom Dempsey).
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