- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 December 2019 00:26
1976 Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Fred Cox, passed away at his home in Minnesota on November 20, 2019. Mr. Cox also was inducted into the Ringgold Rams Hall of Fame in 2006 along with the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of in 2008.
A 1957 Monongahela High School graduate, Cox made the All-Conference team as a running back and continued that role with the Pitt Panthers. Cox went on to become the all-time leading scorer for the Minnesota Vikings from 1963 to 1977. Cox invented the popular Nerf football manufactured by Parker Brothers. Fred became a chiropractor in 1972.