Fletcher Cox (born December 13, 1990) is a defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL). The Eagles selected him 12th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. He attended Mississippi State University and was a member of the football team. Cox has been named to the Pro Bowl six times and is a Super Bowl champion.
Fletcher Cox was born and reared in the Mississippi town of Yazoo City. Melissa Cox Brigh is his mother. He was a football player for Yazoo City High School in Mississippi.
In December 1990, Fletcher Cox was born in Cicero, Illinois. He is a former Yazoo City High School defensive tackle. Cox attended Mississippi State University and was selected First-Team All-American and First-Team All-SEC in 2011. The Philadelphia Eagles selected him 12th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, and he has spent his whole career with the team. In 2014, he was named to the PFWA All-NFC team, and in 2014 and 2015, he was chosen to the Second-Team All-Pro team.
Early Life of Fletcher Cox
A professional football player, Fletcher Cox, a defensive lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). Malissa Cox Bright, the mother of Fletcher’s three other siblings, is his father. On December 13, 1990, in Yazoo City, Mississippi, she gave birth to the NFL star.
A single mother raised Cox in a three-bedroom trailer with his mother and brothers. Shaddrick Cox, his elder brother, stepped in as a father figure and positive masculine influence when his father was absent. Shaddrick, who is now deceased, was the brains behind Fletcher’s career success.
He would often tell him that he could acquire a decent job and leave Yazoo City if he worked hard enough. Unfortunately, the footballer’s brother died of a terrible heart attack in January 2015, at 34 years old. Aside from his older brother, the defensive tackle has lost two more significant figures in his life. One is the death of his best buddy (Melvin Baker) in a vehicle accident, and the other is Jimmie Lee Cox, his grandmother.
Fletcher Cox attended Yazoo City High School in Yazoo City, Mississippi, for his high school education, where he excelled in three sports: track, football, and basketball. He participated in relays and high jump in track and field. At the 2009 Division 3-4A Meet, he placed eighth in the high jump with a leap of 1.74 meters. He had a personal best time of 1:32.63 minutes in the 4 x 200m relay and 44.32 seconds in the 4 x 100m relay, gaining him a lot of acclaim and appreciation from critics.
After completing his high school education, Cox began to receive scholarship offers from the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team, the University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss Rebels football team, Auburn University’s Tigers football team, and Louisiana State University’s Tigers football team. He eventually chose to play three seasons at the University of Mississippi.
Career of Fletcher Cox
Cox has developed into a more experienced football player throughout the years. His mother had no desire for him to play football at first. She adored basketball and hoped that his son would establish a niche for himself in the sport one day, but Cox’s passion for football finally won out.
Football was just a part of Fletcher’s life when he was 13 years old. The defensive tackle improved his skills thanks to outstanding head coaches like Tony Woolfolk. He is now regarded as one of Mississippi’s greatest football players and the NFL’s most feared defensive tackle.
Fletcher Cox began his professional career in 2012 when the Philadelphia Eagles chose him 12th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft. He went on to sign a four-year deal with the team on June 18 of the same year. He appeared in 15 games as a rookie and finished the season with 1 forced fumble, 5.5 sacks, 39 tackles, and passes defended.
On June 13, 2016, the No. 91 jersey man renewed his contract with the Eagles and is anticipated to stay with the organization for the next six years. The contract is for $103 million, including a $26 million signing bonus and a $63 million guarantee.
Personal Life of Fletcher Cox
When it comes to marriage, Cox has yet to tie the knot. He is presumably unmarried, given there are no records of his marrying or being engaged to any lady in the past or present.
His romantic life, on the other hand, has been marred by a preposterous romance controversy. He was sued in December 2017 for allegedly using text messages to seduce and create a connection with a married lady. In court records, Joshua Jefferds alleged that the player seduced and slept with his wife, Catherine Cuesta Jefferds.
Net Worth of Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox has a net worth of $30 million as a professional football player in the United States.
Physical Appearance of Fletcher Cox
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