Jason Fox (born May 2, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the Detroit Lions. He was selected as the 30th pick in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.
1 Early life,
2 College career,
3 Professional career,
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Fox was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Miami former offensive line coach Mario Cristobal recruited him. At North Crowley High School, he played tight end during his junior year, moving to the offensive line as a senior. He was rated by Scout.com and Rivals.com as a four-star recruit. Fox went to church at St. Paul Lutheran; his family still goes to church there.
Fox decided between Miami and many Big 12 schools before deciding that he wanted to go play for the 'U', where he started at right tackle as a true freshman in the season opener against Florida State and became the starting left tackle midway through the season and held on to it for the remainder of his time at Miami.
Fox started 47 games for the Hurricanes, two away from breaking the school start mark by an offensive lineman set by Richard Mercier and Mike Sullivan (48) and three away from tying the mark regardless of position by William Joseph.
Before the start of Fox' senior year, he was selected to his first Preseason All-ACC Team.
While at the University of Miami, Fox was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Jason Fox is seen as a developmental tackle to be groomed by long time Detroit Lions starting left tackle Jeff Backus but has seen little action due to injuries. In 2013 Fox won the starting postilion of right tackle taking over for the departed Gosder Cherilus.