American Football Database
American Football Database
Steve Cox
No. 15, 12     
Punter / Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-05-11) May 11, 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth: Shreveport, Louisiana
High School: Charleston (AR)
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134
Debuted in 1981 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
*Cleveland Browns ( 1981 1984)
Career highlights and awards
*Super Bowl XXII
Punts     386
Punting yards     16,212
Average punt     42.0
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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).

Cox earned a Super Bowl ring with the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII. Cox punted four times and kicked off seven times for the Redskins.