UCLA — This fifth-year senior could make a contribution as a reserve tight end this season … Dennis is in his fifth year with the program, having earned a spot on the team as a non-scholarship performer in 1997 … He enjoyed a successful Spring Practice, raising his level of play … He demonstrated an increased knowledge of the offense, which contributed to his productivity and confidence … He possesses very good strength.
2000 — He did not appear in a game as a fourth-year junior, practicing behind Gabe Crecion, Bryan Fletcher and Mike Seidman.
1999 — He played in two games (Boise State and Ohio State) as a redshirt sophomore as a member of the kickoff return team … He also played five offensive snaps against Boise State … In that game, he made a 21-yard reception.
1998 — Appeared in one game, playing five offensive snaps versus Washington State.
1997 — He did not see action during his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL — Earned two varsity letters as a wide receiver under coach Tim Lins at Crespi High in Encino, CA … As a senior in 1996, he earned first-team All-League honors … Made 60 receptions for 869 yards and 12 touchdowns … On the year, he scored 105 points, including a 50-yard field goal … Also starred in track and field (shot put, 200 meters and 400 meters) and was selected team MVP as a junior and a senior … Served as captain both seasons … A three-time league champion in the shot, he was a CIF qualifier in the shot and discus as a senior … Also earned two letters as a forward in basketball … Selected Crespi’s Most Outstanding Athlete during the 1996-97 school year.
PERSONAL — Full name: Dennis C. Fox … Born: January 25, 1979 in Westlake Village, CA … Parents: Carl and Pamela Fox … Has one sister, Jessica … Lists making his first receptions with his entire family in the stands as the biggest thrill of his career … Chose UCLA because of its academic/athletic combination … Admires the grit and desire of auto racer Michael Schumacher … He is a car enthusiast … Member of Sigma Nu fraternity … Earned spot on the Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 1997 (3.00) and Fall 1998 (3.00) … Political Science major.