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Denton Fox
Denton Fox from Claude, Texas
Born May 21, 1947 in Claude Texas, Denton Fox was a talented cornerback who played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team of Texas Tech University. He was recognized as a second-team All-American in 1969.

Fox graduated from Claude High School in Claude, Texas, where he played football, basketball and track. He accepted a football scholarship to attend Texas Tech University, where he was a three-year starter for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team from 1967 to 1969.

His combination of size and speed was uncommon at the time for a cornerback. During his 1969 senior season, he had four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown); while receiving first-team All-Southwest Conference (SWC) and second-team All-American honors from the Associated Press (AP). He finished his college career with 7 interceptions. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1970 NFL Draft, to be used as a safety. During training camp he was limited with a foot injury he suffered in the Coaches All-America Game late in June. He was waived on August 4.

In 1989, he was inducted into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was inducted into the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Fame.

On August 6, 1970, he was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears and was released before the start of the regular season. On January 20, 1971, he was signed as a free agent by the New Orleans Saints. On July 13, he announced his retirement from pro football.

Fox died on April 29, 2013, two days after being hospitalized when he suffered an acute brain-stem stroke, his fourth stroke since 2010.


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