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Gerald Dixon
No. 51
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1969-06-20) June 20, 1969 (age 52)
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Career information
High school:Rock Hill
(Rock Hill, South Carolina)
College:South Carolina
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:375
Sacks:23
Interceptions:5
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Gerald Dixon (born June 20, 1969) is a former American football linebacker. He played for the South Carolina Gamecocks and also played in the National Football League from 1993 to 2001.

Career

Dixon played for the Cleveland Browns, the Cincinnati Bengals, the San Diego Chargers, and the Oakland Raiders. Dixon was drafted by the Browns in the 1992 NFL Draft. In 1999, Gerald's father and brother were both killed in the same week. Gerald retired in 2001, to return home and help raise his nephews. He is currently a Physical Education teacher and Little League Coach at Sylvia Circle Elementary School, and he also is the linebackers coach at his old high school Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, SC.

Personal life

He had two sons that also played at South Carolina. They both attended from 2011 to 2015 and are half brothers, with Gerald Dixon played defensive end and Gerald Dixon Jr. played defensive tackle.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "South Carolina Gamecocks: Gerald Dixon". gamecocksonline.com. Archived from the original on January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "South Carolina Gamecocks Bio: Gerald Dixon Jr". Gamecocksonline.com. Archived from the original on January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.