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Tim Fox
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Personal information
Born: (1953-11-01) November 1, 1953 (age 69)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Glenwood (Canton)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:141
Games started:116
Player stats at · PFR

Timothy Richard Fox (born November 1, 1953) is an American former professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams from 1976 to 1986.[1]

Fox was born in Canton, Ohio, where he played football at Glenwood High School.[1] He continued to play football while attending Ohio State University, and was a co-captain his senior year along with the only two time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin under the great coach Woody Hayes. He was selected in the 1st round (21st overall) in the 1976 NFL Draft by the Patriots.[1] He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1981. [2] Fox remained in Foxboro, Massachusetts after he retired in 1987 for 12 years until 1999 when he decided to make Westwood, Massachusetts his new home. Tim currently resides in Hull, Massachusetts and Marco Island, Florida. Fox worked for R.R. Donnelley & Sons and was most recently Sales Director for the New England region prior to his retirement.[3] He and his wife Deborah have two daughters, Haley and Landin, and one son, Christopher, as well as four grandchildren.

In 2016, Fox described himself and his declining cognitive abilities, as "...a living, breathing petri dish for CTE research.”[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Tim Fox Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "The New England Patriots". January 11, 1953. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "DB Tim Fox (official thread)". BuckeyePlanet. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Vinton, Nathaniel (June 1, 2016). ""Ex-NFL safety Tim Fox describes 'catastrophic implications' head injuries have on everyday life to brain researchers"". NY Daily News.