Bill Fox

Bill Fox, a San Francisco native, attended his first football game at the age of six to watch the 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers in 1956 at Kezar Field. Fox tried his hand at quarterback at Lincoln High School in the mid-60’s, alongside teammate Mike Holmgren. Fox went on to play football collegiately at San Francisco State and today holds the school record for the longest touchdown pass of 90 yards. After SFSU, Bill enlisted as a police officer and shortly retired thereafter to pursue his love of photographing sporting events. His first 49ers game behind the lens was captured in 1973 against the Rams, and he photographed 49ers’ games from 1987 through 2009. Bill’s work has been recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and throughout numerous sports publications.