It’s that time of year again. As a member of the NEMFCA Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, I am honored to introduce to you our eleventh of 14 members of the NEMFCA Class of 2022 Hall of Fame.
Our 11th salute goes to another dominant lineman in the 8-Man ranks, Dan Fox of North Loup/Scotia High School. A Class D-1 All-State selection in 1988 at center, Fox was a scary sight for a defensive lineman, hovering above the football at 6-1, 230 pounds.
North Loup/Scotia head coach Rod Edson and his staff must have done some great tutoring there in Wildcat Country because Dan Fox started running when he got to Kearney State College, becoming a starter the first day of its first season and staying there. the rest of his illustrious Loper career.
And now we proudly present the legendary NEMFCA Hall of Fame biography of Dan Fox;
DAN FOX – NORTH LOUP-SCOTIA HIGH SCHOOL
From 1985 to 1988, Dan was a powerhouse along the line of scrimmage for North Wolf-Scotia and coach Rod Edson. With his stellar play on both sides of the offensive and defensive line, Dan helped lead the Wildcats to three straight playoff appearances in the mid-1980s.
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During this time, he was also a key part of a program that became known for its hard-nosed style of football and went on to play for two state titles in the 1990s.
During his prep career, Dan was honored as a 1st All-Conference Team player 3 times and a 1st All-State team selection 2 other times (as a center and kicker in special teams).
After graduating, he was selected to play in the 1989 All-Star Game, then went on to a decorated college football career as a defensive end for the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He ended his time with the Lopers as a starter and 4-year-old letter winner and was selected as both the conference and Midwest area winner.
To this day, Dan still ranks 11th all-time in tackles at UNK.
The NEMFCA is honored to welcome him to the Eight-Man Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022.