Undrafted out of Division II Colorado State-Pueblo, Fox made a big impact on the Rams' defensive line in 2020. Read more about him below:
Not the first from Pueblo
A native of Fountain, Colo., Fox went to Division II Colorado State-Pueblo where he garnered All-RMAC honors and helped the ThunderWolves to a national championship in 2014. Only a handful of Pueblo alums have made it to the NFL, including Fox and Ryan Jensen.
However, one of Fox's college teammates actually spent time in Carolina's training camp in 2015, wide receiver Paul Browning. Though he may not be the first ThunderWolf to wear a Panthers jersey, he would still be the first to make the active roster.
Breaking out in 2020
Fox signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2016, working his way up from a 75-snap season in 2016 to playing in 475 snaps with 7.0 sacks in the regular season and playoffs in 2020.
After totaling 4.5 sacks, six tackles for loss and eight QB hits in his first three seasons (he missed 2018 with a torn ACL), Fox bested all of those numbers in 2020.
He had a career-high 27 tackles with 6.0 sacks, eight tackles for loss and nine QB hits last year. He also played a career-high 403 snaps. Fox's eight tackles for loss tied for sixth-most among defensive linemen in 2020.
Carrying into 2021?
Some of Fox's best work last season actually happened in 2021. In Week 17 (Jan. 3) against the Cardinals, he had four tackles, including two for loss, and a sack.
One week later on Super Wild Card Weekend against the Seahawks, Fox did it again with two tackles for loss and a sack. Let's hope his 2021 streak continues.
He may be coming from Los Angeles, but Fox doesn't fancy himself a movie star. When the Rams website asked him if he's related to actress Megan Fox, he replied with:
"Not at all.
How often do you get that question?
At least once a week."
Well that clears that up.
View photos from Morgan Fox's years with the Rams from 2016-20.