64 Days to Miami football: Jason Fox Iron-man OT

COLLEGE PARK - NOVEMBER 11: (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Jason Fox was an ironman on the offensive line for the Miami football team with 47 starts from 2006-09.

Jason Fox started 47 games on the offensive line for the Miami football team from 2006-09. Fox began his Miami career as the starting left tackle after switching from playing tight end in high school. Halfway through his freshman season, Fox moved to left tackle and anchored the blindside through the remainder of his Miami career.

Fox’s 47 starts were three off the then Miami football record at the time held by defensive lineman William Joseph. Linebacker Shaq Quarterman set the Hurricanes record in 2019 for career starts with 52. Fox signed with Miami in 2006 as the nation’s 259th ranked player, 16th ranked tight end and 35th ranked player in Texas.

Fox capped his outstanding Miami career by being named the Hurricanes co-MVP with linebacker Sean Spence. Recruited by Larry Coker, Fox spent his final three seasons in Coral Gables playing for Randy Shannon. Miami was 7-6 in 2006 during the final season under Coker and 21-17 from 2007-09 under Shannon.

Miami produced its best season offensively during the four seasons Fox played for the Hurricanes as a senior in 2009 averaging 30.3 points per game which was 31st nationally. Fox missed the end of the 2009 season for Miami after suffering a right ankle injury against Virginia. That ended his Miami career.

Fox was subsequently drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 128th pick overall in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Fox played five injury-plagued seasons in the NFL, three with the Lions and his final two with the Miami Dolphins. His final season was the most productive for Fox.

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Fox started 11 of the 15 games he played in for the Dolphins in 2015. Fox did initially win the starting right tackle job in 2013 but started only the first three games for Detroit. Since the 2015 season, Fox has been out of football. Jason Fox is the best player to wear number 64 in Miami football history.