Sunday, July 2, 2017

Morgan Fox

Morgan Fox works out at the Next Level Performance Center, where he trained before entering the NFL.

Standing at six-feet three inches tall it is hard not see one of the latest success stories coming out of Colorado State University-Pueblo. Morgan Fox spent four years on the gridiron for the ThunderWolves and last year made the transition from a Division II hopeful to member of the Los Angeles Rams football team. 

 Morgan Fox was born in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of US Army soldier and has lived around the world to include Germany as a child. Morgan’s father Joe eventually got stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado where Morgan attended Fountain Fort Carson High School. As Trojan morgan played lacrosse, wrestled and starred on their football team. Morgan had 112 tackles, eight sacks, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles during his senior year, earning him, first team All-Conference, All-City and All-State Game honors.

Morgan  during his senior season.
 In his first year with the ThunderWolves Fox stepped onto the field and recorded 10 tackles and a half sack for the season, but that was just a launching point for him. Playing behind two of the best defensive ends in the country at the time Morgan was able to up his total of tackles to 41 and sacks total to eight during his sophomore campaign. Fox found more success during his junior season when he recorded 45 tackles (18.5 of which were tackles for losses), 12.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three pass break-ups. Morgan also blocked a kick in the semi-final game against West Georgia, helping propel the ThunderWolves to the National Championship, which they won. During his final season Morgan tallied 52 tackles, 17 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass break-up. During Morgan's senior campaign he set a school record for most sacks in a season with 17, most sacks in a career with 36, most tackles in a career with 164, and most tackles for a loss with 49.5. Morgan was a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award, presented to the best lineman in Division II football and received numerous Player of the Week honors and many more accolades during his tenure at CSU-Pueblo.

 After the close of his senior season ended Morgan focused on training for his Pro-Day workouts  for
Antwon Burton and Morgan Fox before Fox begins a training session.
the NFL scouts leading up to the NFL draft and free-agent signing period. Fox trained with the former Denver Bronco, Antwon Burton at his Next Level Performance Center in Pueblo. Morgan went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft but received an unrestricted rookie free-agent invite to attend the Los Angeles Rams Rookie Mini-Camp, where he impressed the coaching staff enough to be signed to the team for training camp. At the end of training camp Morgan had done enough to impress the coaches, so he was assigned to the practice squad rounding out the Rams 63 man roster. The majority of the season Morgan remained in-active on the practice squad. Fox was activated for four games and played in three of the four games he was active for. During this span he recorded five tackles and forced one fumble.

 One thing Fox has always found important is giving back to his community. While a member of the
Fox coaches a high school kid at the Next Level Performance camp.
CSU-Pueblo football he participated as coach in every clinic the football team hosted at the Thunder Bowl and served breakfast to members of the community during the annual United Way Breakfast Fund Raiser in Pueblo. As a professional athlete in the National Football League he continues to serve the Pueblo by serving as a coach during the Next Level Performance Football Camp in Pueblo, Colorado. Morgan also took time after the camp to sign autographs and take picture with the kids participating in the camp.

Morgan signs autographs for kids after the Next Level camp in Pueblo, Colorado.

Morgan teaches a kid how to do the LA sign after the Next Level camp in Pueblo, Colorado.

Morgan checks the stances of kids participating in the Next Level football camp in Pueblo, Colorado.

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