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Blitz Fans Brave The Elements At Soldier Field
The 1983 Chicago Blitz
Mike Fox - Defensive Back (San Diego State)
Mike Fox was a 3rd round draft pick by baseball's San Francisco Giants and spent two seasons in their minor league system before concentrating on football as a four-year starter for the San Diego State Aztecs. He began his pro football career with the Los Angeles Express in 1983. He intercepted 5 passes for 68 return yards as a rookie and also contributed on special teams. Fox returned 10 punts for 34 yards during the season as well as handling 7 kickoffs for 130 yards. In 1984, Fox was with the Chicago Blitz. He picked off 1 pass in his year in the windy city and also contributed with a quarterback sack and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown. Fox spent the 1985 season with the Memphis Showboats. Fox met his wife with the Blitz while she was a cheerleader for the team. Since 1995, Fox has been a highly successful girls softball coach and guided teams to four national championships. He has coached over 50 players who received university scholarships including his two daughters who were both top-notch softball players in the San Diego area. This jersey was worn by Fox for road games in the 1984 season and features a few team repairs.
1984 Blitz Sideline Cape
This Russell Athletic size XL sideline cape was put to use by the Blitz organization during the 1984 season as the logo on the back is the second year version used by the club.