Keyaron Fox
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Fox in 2013
No. 97, 57, 51, 53, 45
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1982-01-24) January 24, 1982 (age 42)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL draft:2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:181
Sacks:1.0
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Keyaron James Fox /kiˈærən/, born January 24, 1982) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Fox also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, and Houston Texans. He won Super Bowl XLIII over the Arizona Cardinals during his tenure with the Steelers.

College career

He played in 45 games (35 starts) during his tenure at Georgia Tech and finished his career with 376 tackles, 9 sacks, 40 tackles for loss, one INT, two fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, 14 passes defensed, and seven QB pressures. He majored in management.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+38 in
(1.89 m)
227 lb
(103 kg)
32+78 in
(0.84 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.73 s 4.24 s 7.11 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[1][2]

Kansas City Chiefs

Fox was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.[3] In his rookie season he played 12 games and finished the campaign with 7 tackles. His second season with the Chiefs was low key as he only recorded three tackles. In 2006, Fox had a career-high season with 52 tackles and one sack. In his final year with the Chiefs, he played in ten games, recording 21 tackles.[4]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fox with the Steelers in 2009.

On March 12, 2008 Fox signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent.[5] He recorded 17 tackles in 13 games in 2008 as the Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Fox was re-signed to a two-year, $1.8 million contract on April 6.[6]

In week 6 of the 2009 season, Fox filled in for an injured Lawrence Timmons, where he intercepted a Brett Favre pass running it back for an 82-yard touchdown to help the Steelers secure a 27-17 victory over the undefeated Minnesota Vikings.

Fox was named the Steelers' special teams captain in 2009 and 2010.[7]

Washington Redskins

On August 6, 2011, Fox signed with the Washington Redskins.

Houston Texans

On July 26, 2012, Fox signed with the Houston Texans. During training camp, he suffered a knee injury and was placed on the injured reserve list on August 9.[8]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2004 KAN 12 0 7 6 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 KAN 2 0 3 3 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 KAN 16 4 52 44 8 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2007 KAN 10 0 21 19 2 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 PIT 13 0 17 11 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 0
2009 PIT 16 3 44 31 13 0.0 1 1 82 1 82 1 0 1 5 0
2010 PIT 16 0 23 17 6 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0
2011 WAS 13 0 14 10 4 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
98 7 181 141 40 1.0 11 1 82 1 82 4 1 5 23 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2006 KAN 1 0 4 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 PIT 3 0 5 1 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 PIT 3 0 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 0 11 6 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "Gil Brandt's NFL Draft Analysis By Position: Linebackers". Packers.com. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  2. ^ "2004 NFL Draft Scout Keyaron Fox College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  3. ^ "2004 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 6, 2023.
  4. ^ "Keyaron Fox". Career stats. NFL.com. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  5. ^ Brown, Scott (March 12, 2008). "Steelers sign linebacker Keyaron Fox". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  6. ^ "LB Fox re-signs with Steelers for two years". April 6, 2009.
  7. ^ Steelers.com
  8. ^ Texans place LB Fox on IR, sign LB Gaither