Vernon Fox

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Vernon Fox
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Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1979-10-09) October 9, 1979 (age 38)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Cimarron-Memorial
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
College: Fresno State
Undrafted: 2002
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (2000-2001)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 148
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 1
Pass deflections: 6
Interceptions: 2
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Vernon Lee Fox, III (born October 9, 1979) is a retired American football safety. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent after the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State. Fox is currently a professional motivational speaker. In February 2013, he was hired to be head football coach and admissions counselor at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School in Las Vegas, NV.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

Fresno State Bulldogs football

The Fresno State Bulldogs football team represents California State University, Fresno in NCAA Division I FBS college football as a member of the Mountain West Conference. The green "V" on the Bulldogs' helmets, uniforms, field symbolize California Central Valley, specifically the San Joaquin Valley, the agricultural valley from which they draw their support. Jeff Tedford has been the head coach since the 2017 season.

Fox also played for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins.

Detroit Lions National Football League franchise in Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The team plays its home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit.

Washington Redskins American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area

The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. The Redskins compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland; its headquarters and training facility are at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia and the Redskins Complex in Richmond, Virginia, respectively.

Early years

Vernon Fox was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to Willette Fox and Vernon Fox II. He attended high school at Cimarron-Memorial in Las Vegas.

Cimarron-Memorial High School is a public high school in Las Vegas, Nevada and part of the Clark County School District.

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