Foxx, armed with a Sociology degree from UConn was ready to attend graduation, celebrate an important milestone in his life, and then figure things out. The family was set to come up from Virginia and the celebration was on.
UConn graduated May 10th in Storrs but Foxx wasn't there. He missed celebrating a lifetime achievement for something else -- the NFL.
The Seattle Seahawks called him 20 minutes after the end of the NFL draft on May 2nd and asked UConn's under-utilized wide receiver to come in on a tryout. They never worked Foxx out, never talked to him, but liked his speed.
Foxx jumped at the chance, but the dates were May 8th-10th. That meant he had to miss his graduation. He broke the news to his mom. There would be no graduation celebration.
"I wasn't able to walk," Foxx said Wednesday night. "I graduated during practice. I was happy. I told my mom it might be a possibility. She said that was the only way she would be OK with it, if I am not walking."
Foxx impressed in that camp, but left without a free agent deal. Foxx was told he did well and to stay ready. He then returned to UConn to clean out his apartment and still was up there earlier this week when the phone rang in Storrs -- the Seahawks wanted to sign him.
"They told me I had a good camp and to stay ready," Foxx added. "They said a call could come in two months, could come the next day."
It came a week after he left. The Seahawks made a roster move and called Foxx and offered a deal. Going home to Virginia to figure out what's next will have to wait. He's in the NFL, on the 90-man roster, and will face a tall order making the final cut. It's exactly what he wanted.
"There is nothing more I can ask," Foxx added. "The NFL is a tough place to be. There is opportunity in Seattle and I was able to have a good mini camp and they called me back."
It was a world wind couple of months for Foxx. Foxx was a four-year player at UConn and is the only four year player in its FBS history not to experience a bowl game. Fifth year players such as Byron Jones and Geremy Davis traveled with the team for the Fiesta Bowl in 2011, but Foxx was still a high school recruit. He played four years at UConn, played running back, wide receiver and this year even some quarterback and had 73 catches for 918 yards, three touchdowns and then 23 rushes for 203 yards and one touchdown in his career.
Foxx had a career-best as a junior catching 32 balls for 534 yards and two touchdowns. He had only 30 catches for 384 yards a senior as he rotated through with younger guys.
Foxx provided big plays in both wins for the Huskies during a 2-10 season. He had a punt return for a touchdown against Stony Brook, an eventual 19-16 win, and then as a Wildcat quarterback rushed for over 100 yards, including an explosive 53-yard run for a touchdown, in a win over UCF. He returned a punt for a TD, caught a TD and ran for one this past season, an example of his explosiveness and versatility.
It wasn't a ton of production, but Foxx has terrific top-end speed in his 5-10, 173-pound frame.
He didn't go to the NFL combine, and didn't even have an agent going into his pro day at UConn. The Seahawks never talked leading up to the draft, but called him right after all seven rounds ended. That's when they invited him up on a make good tryout.
"I was kind of shocked," Foxx said. "Right after the draft, 20 minutes after, they said come out for a tryout. It came out of nowhere."
Foxx went up and showed the kind of speed that requires more a look. He's willing to go on special teams and be a gunner, and also has the ability to return punts and kickoffs. He figures to be a slot receiver candidate, but as of now the discussions haven't got that far with the Seahawks.
Foxx is in Seattle now, working out with the team and angling to go to training camp to prove he belongs. When this process started, that's all he wanted.
He got it and is making the most out of it.
"It is a blessing," Foxx said. "The coaches were up here, they love each other and it's a family.
"Hopefully I can make the roster. That's what I am looking for now."