Samuel S. Fox
Fox was an end for the New York Giants after playing for Ohio State. On December 2, 1945, Sam caught one of the shortest passes in history -- a two-inch pass against the Philadelphia Eagles, giving the Giants a 28-21 victory. Sam is the brother of basketball referee Phil Fox.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. May 4, 1924
Fox played two seasons at Ohio State in the early 1940s. In 1940, the Buckeyes finished with a record of 4-4, including a 40-0 loss to Michigan.
The following year, Ohio State finished with a record of 6-1-1, second in the Big Ten. That year, they registered their first-ever West Coast win by dominating USC, 33-0. Ohio also tied the Michigan Wolverines, 20-20. That season, Fox was named UP All-America honorable mention.
After graduating, Fox played in the NFL for the New York Giants. In 1945, he was a member of the NFL All-Rookie Team and the Giants finished the season with a record of 3-6-1, third in the NFL East.
Fox played end at Ohio State University from 1940-1941. He then played offensive end and defensive end in the NFL with the New York Giants in 1945.
6'2", 215 pounds
In the NFL:
Receiving yards: 120
Receiving average: 12.0
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Kick returns: 1
Return yards: 14
Use links below to navigate through the football section of Jews In Sports.
The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)