Fred Cox

  • Born: December 11, 1938
  • Died: November 20, 2019
  • Location: Monticello, Minnesota

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Vikings kicker co-invented Nerf football...

Fred Cox, former Minnesota Vikings kicker who co-invented the Nerf football, died at his home in Monticello, Minn. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. He was 80. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to the Cox family and friends. May you find comfort in the memories and legacy. May God continue to provide comfort, endurance, and peace to your family today, tomorrow and always.

Posted by A friend   December 26, 2019

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Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   December 08, 2019

R. I. P. Mr. Cox
Just a fan.

Posted by - friend   December 02, 2019

So Sad to hear of Freds passing. Was just thinking of him the other day. Although i haven't seen him in quite a few years our Families were always close. Our summer vacations were spent with him and his Family in Monongahela. He was such a positive in my life growing up. Trying to locate his family the past several years had been hard since my sister, Pat, passed away. Our Grandfathers came to the US together. Fred was a good person and a very kind person. He surely will be missed. RIP Fred

Posted by Rocco (Rock) Gregorio - Medford,, NJ   November 29, 2019

We are saddened for the loss of your dearly beloved Husband and Father. May the God of tender mercies give you all continued strength and comfort. We know that you all are so very proud of Mr. Cox achievements and his great sports legacy, touching the lives of many!

JM, Jackson, MS.

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2019

In all the years I knew Fred he always had a smile on his face. we had a lot of great flights together and I cherish those flights together. He was always supportive and i will not forget him.

Posted by Bill Mavencamp - Maple Lake, MN - friend   November 26, 2019

So sorry to hear of his passing.Many thanks for all the memories and the Nerf football.

Posted by Charles - Lancaster, SC   November 26, 2019

I am so sorry to read of this. Fred Cox was one of my Vikings hero's as a kid. I had all the cards and jerseys and you name it, I wore it. I didn't know that he was involved with the Nerf thing. That's really amazing!
Condolences to his friends, family and former teammates. SKL Fred. You lived a remarkable life!

Posted by scott boettcher - pasadena, CA   November 25, 2019

Fred will never be forgotten...May your family be comforted and have peace.

Posted by Clara    November 25, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Cox Family, May your hearts and souls be comforted forever by the God of comfort and peace as He strengthens you day by day to cope with your loss.

Posted by BRY - CA   November 25, 2019

Prayers to the family.
Ponda Ball
Georgia

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2019

Please accept my
condolences and prayers

Posted by Mark - Erie, PA   November 25, 2019

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My condolence..

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family and fans of Mr. Cox. Peace and many happy memories of Fred be with them. (23rd Psalms)

Posted by L E    November 24, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the family. I grew up in the neighbor hood with Fred and hung out at Cox's Grocery with the rest of the kids where Fred worked at times. I always admired Fred's strong character.

Posted by Roger Aulicino - Mentor, OH   November 24, 2019

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WOW !!!!!!! I , ALWAYS PLAYED WITH THE NERF FOOTBALLS AND TOY GUNS AS A CHILD ..... HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL THE WAY TO YOU !!!!!!! BROTHER FREDDY JOHN 2:07-2:25 ???????? MARK 1:11 ??????? MATTHEW 14:10 ........ & JOSHUA 9:13 ??????????????

Posted by EDWARD BRIAN CULLEN - ATTLEBORO, MA   November 24, 2019

A talented person sincere condolences to the family on your loss those who passed in death God keeps in his memory because they are precious to him

Posted by - Orlando   November 24, 2019

Fred, may God rest your soul. An old high school teammate......Jay Matuga

Posted by Jay Matuga - Rockledge, FL   November 24, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family . May the true God comfort your broken hearts. For Psalms 50:15 says call and He will deliver in the day of distress.

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2019

Just a Vikings fan growing up in Iowa and seeing you kick in the old Met. Loved seeing you work your leg . Would try to emulate you on the playground at home. Godspeed Fred!

Posted by Bill Vollenweider - Puyallup, WA   November 23, 2019

My memories of Fred are of his faithfulness. After home games, Fred would show up at Sunday evening service at Edina Baptist. A very humble Christian husband and father. He will be sorely missed, but we will be with him again, with Christ, in heaven!

Posted by Gary West - Berthoud, CO - acquaintance   November 23, 2019

My condolences to family, friends and many fans. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 23, 2019

Watching him at the Ol' Met I always wondered how he could make those kicks in -30 weather. When I got older I found out that he was the man. Rest in Peace....

Posted by Chef - Red Wing, MN - Friend   November 23, 2019

I was his roommate while at Pitt became good friends so sorry to hear of his passing

Posted by Dan Haschak - Pittsburgh, PA - friend   November 23, 2019

My Dad took me to meet Mr. Cox at his parents convenience store in Monongahela PA, back in the 1960s when I was a kid. Always admired him for his talents, condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Brian Podesta - Millbury, MA   November 23, 2019

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Rest in Peace Fred, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   November 23, 2019

in our prayers

Posted by keats everett - monroe, LA - friend   November 23, 2019

Fred was a special friend and father figure to me. I am forever grateful for his kindness and support during an unsettled time in my life. I could not have chosen a better man to walk me down the aisle on my wedding day. May you rest in the peace of Christ. Hugs to Bonnie.

Posted by Lili Karadza - South St Paul, MN - friend   November 23, 2019

Professional athletes today should reflect on the outstanding examples of dignity and respect earned from mentors like Mr. Fred Cox. Condolences to his family. He is resting in Gods memory.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   November 23, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Family and friends. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by - Miami, FL   November 23, 2019

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   November 23, 2019

A lot of great memories left to the family. I hope you will be able to enjoy them and lessens the pain of grief. May you have the peace of God.

Posted by Steele    November 23, 2019

Fred was a good mentor and friend. He was a Board member at Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He was a very genuine and down to earth person and will be forever missed by those who knew him.

Posted by Dr. Don Cassata - Brighton, CO - friend   November 22, 2019

So sad to see this, I grew up watching Fred Cox kick for the Minnesota Vikings, one of the Best NFL kickers of all time. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cox family during this difficult time.

Posted by Clint Huff - Lincolnton, GA   November 22, 2019

A fixture on those great Viking teams from the '60s and '70s. You brought much joy to those who watched you kick, and especially to the many kids (and kids at heart) who enjoyed their Nerf Footballs! Farewell, Fred, and thanks!

Posted by Old School AFL/NFL Fan - SF Bay Area, CA   November 22, 2019

Great job on the field, Mr. Cox! May his loved ones remember this man with great pride knowing that he brought years of respect and admiration for his many years of fine sportsmanship on the field. May the God of all comfort help you successfully cope with your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2019

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Posted by Pete - Corning, NY   November 22, 2019

To the family of Fred,

May the God of all comfort be a source of strength and comfort to you.

Posted by V M - neighbor   November 22, 2019

May the God of all comfort grant you peace and understanding during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2019


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