Former Rice football punter Jack Fox has been honored with an invitation to the 2019 NFL Combine to workout in front of NFL teams in Indianapolis.
Jack Fox is one step closer to achieving his NFL dreams. The former Rice football punter has received an invitation to participate in the 2019 NFL Combine. A trip to Indianapolis doesn’t guarantee Fox a professional career, but it does give him one more touchpoint with NFL teams, several of which will have interest.
Special teams continue to grow as an area of importance in the college and pro game. One doesn’t have to look much further than the Los Angeles Rams, who clinched a Super Bowl berth on the leg (and the arm) of punter Johnny Hekker.
Fox showed off his impressive leg at the East-West Shrine Game in mid-January. He already compares favorably in several measures to the punters drafted in previous years. He’s answered every test with a resounding “Yes”. There’s no reason to expect anything else when Fox works out for every NFL team for the second time in a little over a month’s time.
The NFL Combine is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 26 and end on Monday, Mar. 4. Specialists will arrive on Day 1 where they’ll complete the necessary registration and orientation. Measurements will be taken on Day 2 with media sessions and on-field kicking workouts scheduled to take place on Day 3. The final day, Day 4, will include televised on-field workouts and then the whirlwind will be over.
Those days will come, and if the past year is any indication, he’ll be ready to rise to the occasion. For Fox, this is just the next chapter, one that he’s been prepared for the entire way.
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