Jack Fox is the Rookie punter for the Detroit Lions.
As of Week 11 in the 2020 season, Fox is currently leading the National Football League (NFL) in punting average gross distance, punting average net distance, and punts over 5.0 seconds of hang time. He also serves as kickoff specialist, and holds on field goals and extra points for Matt Prater.
Fox was an undrafted rookie free agent for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 from Rice University. The Chiefs signed Jack fox to the Practice Squad. Unfortunately, he did not stay on long enough to receive a Super Bowl LIV ring. Playing with NFL Veterans Dustin Colquitt and Harrison Butker, Jack improved his footwork, hand to foot operation time, becoming more consistent.
However, he was cut and deemed not ready to play during the 2019 season. In early 2020, the Detroit Lions signed Fox, although he was under contract with an XFL squad. Fox won the starting punter job over Arryn Siposs in Training Camp 2020.
In this episode of the Special Teams Lounge, Jack looks back at his first 10 games as an NFL Specialist, and how his simple mindset has him nationally recognized as a league leader. Fox’s punting statistics are unheard of for a Rookie Punter. He is averaging 50.6 yards per punt, 46.3 net yards per punt, 17 punts inside the 20, and over 10 punts clocked over 5.0 seconds of hang time.
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