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Fox, Sam

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

Career Highlights:
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.

Washington, D.C.

Career Dates:
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.

Physical description:
6'2", 215 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the NFL:
Games: 8

Receptions: 10
Receiving yards: 120
Receiving average: 12.0
Receiving touchdowns: 2

Kick returns: 1
Return yards: 14

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