LOS ANGELES (September 7, 2016) – Former Colorado State University-Pueblo football All-American Morgan Fox realized a dream Sunday when he was signed to the practice squad of the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams for the 2016 season.
After signing an undrafted free agent contract in May, Fox (2012-15) spent the summer and training camp with the Rams and found a spot on the practice squad. He played in all four preseason games and totaled six tackles (six solo). In the finale, the ThunderWolves' all-time sacks leader totaled three tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and four quarterback hits.
With the signing, Fox made three former members of the Pack who will be on NFL rosters this season, the most since the restart of the program in 2008. Joining Fox will be offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (2009-12), who enters his fourth season with Baltimore Ravens. Mike Pennel (2013) begins his third season as a defensive tackle with the Green Bay Packers.
Kieren Duncan (2012-15) was released by the Chicago Bears following the third preseason game. In those three contests, Duncan returned two kickoffs for 45 yards (long of 25 yards) and a punt for six yards. He was targeted twice as a receiver.
C.J. Roberts (2011-14) has been successful in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In seven games, Roberts is tied for fifth on the team in tackles with 26. He owns two interceptions, one of which was returned 19 yards for a touchdown.
FOX COMPLETE SENIOR YEAR BIO
Named a finalist for the Cliff Harris Small College Defensive Player of the Year... Honored as the runner-up for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award ... Associated Press Little All-America Second Team ... AFCA All-America Team ... D2Football.com All-America Second Team ... D2CCA All-America First Team ... Don Hansen All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-Region First Team Defense … Don Hansen All-Region First Team ... Named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-RMAC First Team ... USA College Football Division II Preseason All-America First Team ... Preseason RMACDefensive Player of the Year ... Preseason All-RMAC ... Finished first in the nation in sacks per game with 1.42, while the 128 sack yards was first nationally ... In 12 games he totaled 17.0 sacks to rank second in Division II and his 15 solo sacks was second ... Finished 17th nationally with 1.8 tackles for loss per game and has totaled 21.5 tackles for loss resulting in -137 yard (third nationally) ... Finished the season with 52 tackles (32 solo), forced and recovered a fumble and added one pass break-up ... Posted five multi-sack games, which included three sacks on three occasions ... Totaled a career-high 10 tackles (five solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards and two sacks (-20 yards) at West Texas A&M ... During the regular season, Fox was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week twice... Member of a Pack defense that finished third nationally in interceptions (24), third in scoring defense (15.8), 11th in rushing defense (94.6), 17th in total defense (308.8), 18th in tackles for loss (8.2) and 19th in sacks per game (3.0).
CARRER: Owns the program record for sacks in a season (17) and career (36) ... 164 career tackles (82 solo) ... 49.5 tackles for loss (-276 yards) and -250 yards from sacks ... Four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles ... 11 break-ups.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.