Fletcher Cox Biography
Fletcher Cox is a preeminent American football player who is presently playing for the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). Fletcher was a college football player at Mississippi State, and in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Eagles. Cox has been drafted to the Pro Bowl six times and is a Super Bowl champion.
Fletcher Cox Age
Fletcher Cox was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States, on December 13, 1990, and presently he is 33 years of age.
Fletcher Cox Height
Cox stands at a moderate stature of 6 feet 4 inches (approximately 1.93 m).
Fletcher Cox Family
Fletcher was born and raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States by his loving and hardworking parents. His mother is named Melissa Cox Bright though he has not publicized any info concerning his dad. Cox was nurtured alongside his adorable siblings, Shaddrick Cox. Kenneth Gainwell who is an Eagles player is Cox’s cousin.
Fletcher Cox Wife
He is in a romantic relationship with his stunning and supportive girlfriend, Kaycee Marchetti.
Fletcher Cox Education
Cox schooled at Yazoo City High School based in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he ran track and played basketball and football. At Mississippi State University Cox played three seasons. In 2011 as a junior, Pro Football Weekly named him an All-American in football, after totaling 103 total tackles, including 11 quarterback sacks and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Fletcher had 104 total tackles, including 10 quarterback sacks, and also added a fumble recovery and one interception as a senior. Fletcher was drafted to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game.
Furthermore, Cox was on the Yazoo High track and field team, where he competed in the relays and in the high jump. Fletcher placed eighth in the high jump event, with a leap of 1.74 meters at the 2009 Division 3-4A Meet. Fletcher had personal-best times of 1:32.63 minutes in the 4 × 200m relay and 44.32 seconds in the 4 × 100m relay in relays.
National recruiting website Rivals.com regarded him as a four-star recruit, Scout.com rated Cox as the 17th-best defensive end prospect in the nation, the fifth-best weak side defensive end in the nation, and the second-best prospect in the state of Mississippi. Fletcher decided to join Mississippi State after rejecting offers from Ole Miss, Auburn, LSU, and Alabama.
Fletcher Cox Salary
Cox receives an annual base salary of $1,500,000 while carrying a dead cap value of $14,300,000 and a cap hit of $5,700,000.
Fletcher Cox Net Worth
Fletcher has an approximate net worth of $30 million US dollars.
Fletcher Cox Career
The Philadelphia Eagles traded up from the 15th selection to draft Fletcher in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick. Since Michael Haddix in 1983, Fletcher has been the highest-selected Mississippi State Bulldog, and since Jimmy Webb in 1975, he is the highest-selected Bulldog defensive lineman. On June 18, 2012, Fletcher was signed to a four-year contract.
Cox was ejected on October 14, 2012, after throwing punches at Detroit Lions players, and was fined $21,000. Cox played 15 games and completed with one forced fumble, four passes defended, 39 tackles, and 5.5 sacks during his rookie year in 2012. Fletcher played defensive end with the Eagles switching to a 3–4 type defense in 2013. Cox began all 16 games and completed with one fumble recovery, three passes defended, 44 tackles, and three sacks in 2013.
In the 34–17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2014 regular season opener for the Eagles Fletcher had a 17-yard defensive fumble return for a touchdown. The 2014 season was a breakout year for Fletcher, acquiring three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, 61 tackles, and four sacks in 16 games. Fletcher’s presence along the Eagles defensive line led to Second-team All-Pro honors and league-wide recognition.
The Eagles picked up his 5th-year option on April 27, 2015, keeping him with the team through the 2016 season. Fletcher recorded three sacks and two forced fumbles in a matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Week 5 of the 2015 season. Fletcher acquired National Football Conference (NFC) Defensive Player of the Week for his game against the Saints.
Fletcher completed the 2015 season with three forced fumbles, two passes defended, 9.5 sacks, and 71 tackles. Cox was drafted to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career and received Second-team All-Pro honors due to his efforts. Fletcher acquired the Ed Block Courage Award. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016, Cox was ranked 49th.
The Eagles reverted to a 4–3 scheme, leading to Cox switching back to defensive tackle in 2016. Fletcher signed a six-year, $103 million extension with the Eagles with $63 million guaranteed on June 13, 2016. Cox completed the 2016 season with one forced fumble, two passes defended, 6.5 sacks, and 43 total tackles. Fletcher was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl as a result of a successful 2016 season. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 Cox was ranked 38th by his peers.
Fletcher recovered a fumble from quarterback Kirk Cousins and returned it for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to assist put the game away in the season-opening 30–17 victory over the Redskins on September 10, 2017. Fletcher was named to his third straight Pro Bowl On December 19, 2017. Due to his team advancing to the Super Bowl, he could not play in the Pro Bowl. In Super Bowl LII 41–33 to give Cox his first Super Bowl ring the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots. In the game, Fletcher recorded one tackle and two quarterback hits. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018, Fletcher was ranked 69th by his peers.
Fletcher recorded four tackles for loss, three sacks, and a forced fumble in a 24–0 win over the Redskins in Week 17, acquiring him NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Fletcher recorded one forced fumble, 10.5 sacks, and 46 total tackles in the 2018 season. Fletcher was drafted as a first-team All-Pro for the first time in his career in addition to being named to his fourth Pro Bowl. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019 Cox was ranked 28th by his peers.
Fletcher recorded his first sack and forced fumble of the season on Dak Prescott in the 37–10 loss in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys. Cox recorded 1.5 sacks on Josh Allen in the 31–13 win in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. Cox completed the 2019 season with three forced fumbles, two passes defended, 40 total tackles, and 3.5 sacks. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020 Cox was named to his fifth Pro Bowl and was ranked 73rd by his peers. Fletcher was drafted as one of the four defensive tackles on the National Football League 2010s All-Decade Team after the season.
Fletcher registered 41 tackles and 6.5 sacks to go together with a forced fumble in 15 games and starts during the 2020 season. Cox was inactive in Week 17 against the Washington Football Team with the Eagles already eliminated from the playoffs and for the sixth time in his career, he was named to the Pro Bowl. In the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021, Fletcher was ranked 63rd by fellow players.
Cox had a fumble recovery for a touchdown in Week 3, against the Cowboys. Against the NFC East rival Washington Football Team in Week 15, Fletcher recorded four quarterback hits and two sacks. Cox was placed on the COVID list on January 3, 2022. On January 10 Cox was activated one week later, missing only one game where the Eagles did not play their starters. Fletcher recorded two forced fumbles, 3.5 sacks, 35, and total tackles in the 2021 season.
At the start of the new league year, Cox was released by the Eagles on March 17, 2022, though two days later he re-signed on a one-year contract. Fletcher recorded one forced fumble, seven sacks, and 43 total tackles in 17 games and starts in the 2022 season. Fletcher and the Eagles reached Super Bowl LVII, his second Super Bowl. In the game the Eagles lost 38–35 to the Kansas City Chiefs and Cox had one tackle.
Fletcher re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year, $10 million contract on March 16, 2023. Fletcher was awarded NFC Defensive Player of Week 17 2019 and NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September 2016.