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For the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, Fletcher Cox plays defensive tackle professionally. He stands at 1.93 m tall and 141 kg. He attended Yazoo City Municipal School District for both his high school education and football career. He attended Mississippi State University after high school, where he played football for the Bulldogs.



When he was a junior in 2011, he had 103 total tackles, including 11 quarterback sacks and two interceptions, and was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly. He had played three seasons at Mississippi State. He had a total of 104 tackles as a senior, 10 quarterback sacks, one interception, a fumble recovery, and additional stats.

In the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Cox with the 12th overall pick. He participated in 15 games during his rookie season in 2012, recording 39 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 4 passes deflected, and 1 forced fumble. In addition to 41 tackles and a forced fumble in the 2020 season, he recorded 6.5 sacks.




Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox

In the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021, his peers ranked him 63rd, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career. At the beginning of the next league season in March 2022, he was dismissed by the Eagles; however, he was re-signed on a one-year deal two days later.

Who Is Fletcher Cox’s Mother, Melissa Cox Bright?



Fletcher Cox’s mom is called Melissa Cox Bright. She keeps a low profile so there is nothing else known about her.