Dustin Fox NFL Bio

The official NFL bio on Vikings third-round draft pick, safety Dustin Fox.

Dustin Fox
Position: Cornerback
College: Ohio State
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Hometown: Canton, Ohio

Played in 47 games as a Buckeye and made 37 starts … Started 28 consecutive games at the boundary corner … Was named to a second-team spot on the All-Big Ten team last season, but is still a vastly underrated player … Was a true leader and one of the most consistent performers on the team … Gave the Buckeyes a rock-solid veteran in the defensive backfield … Had seven career interceptions and 217 tackles to his credit … Ranked first and second the last two seasons, respectively, on the team in solo tackles … Came to Ohio State as a safety but was moved to cornerback as a freshman … Measured a 40-inch vertical jump … Named to the CoSIDA District IV All-Academic team each of the past two years … Was a three-time OSU scholar-athlete.

No injuries reported.

4.45 seconds in 40-yard dash … Seven bench reps at 225 pounds … 43½-inch vertical leap.

First-team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection on defense as a junior and senior … Three-time All-Federal League … SuperPrep first-team All-American … Three-year starter at free safety … Had 12 interceptions in his career … Started at tailback as a senior and rushed for 1,351 yards and 10 touchdowns … Rushed for 2,500 yards and 38 touchdowns in his career … Played in the inaugural National High School All-Star Game … Four-year letterwinner in track.

Communications major … Son of Randy and Jean Fox … Brother Derek played football at Penn State and for the Indianapolis Colts … Uncles Kenny Kuhn, Dick Kuhn, Mark Stier and Tim Fox played football at Ohio State (all started, and Tim was a first team All-American) … Married this past summer to Nicole Troyer, who works in the OSU football office.

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