Fresno State: Considered one of the nation?s premier safeties ? will be one of the top defensive players in the WAC this year ? provides leadership and experience to the Fresno State secondary ? very smart and consistent player who always is in the right position ? along with Devon Banks, Anthony Limbrick and Bryce McGill, will comprise one of the hardest hitting secondary corps in the nation ? an excellent student, he will be eligible for many academic awards ? has earned his degree in sociology and will enroll in graduate school in the fall ... has more than 200 tackles in his career and enters the season having starting 25 consecutive games. (2000) Was one of three Bulldogs defensive players to be named first-team All-WAC ? fourth on the team in tackles with 62 ? has over 200 career tackles ? had six tackles, including three for loss, against California ? also performed well against Rice (10 tackles) and No. 15 UCLA (nine) ? started all 12 games and has started in 25 in a row dating back to the 1999 season opener ? finished the season with eight tackles for loss and four sacks ? for the second consecutive year was Fresno State?s most consistent player in the secondary. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time ? had three quarterback hurries and one forced fumble ? an academic All-WAC selection. (1999) The top tackler on the Bulldog team with 103, including a team-best 50 solos ? started all 13 games at strong safety ? was Fresno State?s most consistent player in the secondary ? had five tackles for losses and two sacks ? led the ?Dogs with 10 tackles, including two for losses in the EA Sports Las Vegas Bowl ? had two pass deflections, two quarterback hurries, recovered a fumble and forced one fumble ? a WAC Scholar-Athletes and Academic All-WAC selection. (1998) Saw significant playing time, competing in all 11 games and getting the start against UTEP ? second on the team with 10 tackles against Utah ? recovered one fumble and had one interception ? had two pass deflections and two quarterback sacks for a 15-yard loss. (1997) Redshirted.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School (Las Vegas) ... two-way player who rushed for 1,532 yards and was one of the team?s top defensive players ... earned first team All-Sunset Division honors as a defensive back and second team mention as a running back ... helped his team to a 7-3 record and the zone playoffs ... also competed in track, advancing to the state finals of the 4x100 relay as a junior.
Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1979, in Las Vegas ... son of Vernon and Willette Fox ... has a sister, Ashley ... full named is Vernon Lee Fox III ... also considered Colorado, Colorado State, Utah and UNLV.
STATISTICS Year G-GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. 1997 Redshirted 1998 11-1 20 20 40 0-0 0-0 1999 13-13 50 53 103 5-20 2-6 2000 12-12 37 31 68 8-33 4-20 TOTALS 45-25 107 104 211 13-53 6-26