NEWTON, Mass. -- As the years crept by and the games came and went, Chris Fox waited.
The Hull, Mass., native and Xaverian Brothers High School product kept his head down and his spirits up. He battled injuries (including serious ones to his ankle and collarbone) and fought for playing time. He moved all over the field, from kick returner to wide receiver, from running back to virtually every position in the defensive backfield, and got action off the bench in each of the past three seasons.
But until last week the fifth-year senior had never started a game for the Boston College Eagles.
Before practice Wednesday, Fox admitted that there were times he thought his chance might never come.
"At some point I think everyone kind of goes through that little stage," Fox said, "anyone who's not playing after their redshirt year."
It's a fact of life for some college football players; there's nothing to do but wait your turn, work hard and hope it all pays off sooner rather than later.
"More or less, pretty much everyone gets their shot," Fox said.
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