Vikings career scoring leader Fred Cox dies at 80

Vikings career scoring leader Fred Cox dies at 80 Click to Enlarge

The leading scorer in Minnesota Vikings history, kicker Fred Cox, died Wednesday night at the age of 80. His death was confirmed by the Vikings on Thursday.

In 15 seasons with the Vikings, Cox scored 1,365 points – more than twice as many points as Cris Carter, the Vikings' No. 2 career scorer.

Cox never missed a game from 1963 to 1977, playing in 210 regular season games and in four Super Bowls.

Cox also invented the Nerf football in the 1970s.



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