Minnesota Vikings

Ex-NFL Kicker & Nerf Football Inventor Fred Cox Dies at 80

Fred Cox, a decorated kicker for the Minnesota Vikings and the man who invented the Nerf football, died on Wednesday at the age of 80. With the Vikings, Cox played in every game across 15 seasons, from 1963-1977, and is the team’s all-time leading scorer, with 1,365 points. “He had a great brain and was a great thinker,” former NFL …

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