Zachary Dixon
No. 31, 34, 25
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1956-03-05) March 5, 1956 (age 68)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Cathedral (Boston, MA)
College:Temple
NFL draft:1979 / Round: 11 / Pick: 297
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:732
Rushing average:3.7
Rushing touchdowns:3
Player stats at PFR

Zachary C. Dixon (born March 5, 1956) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Colts and Seattle Seahawks.

Biography

Born in Boston, Dixon grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood. He played scholastically at Cathedral High School and collegiately at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, and Temple University in Philadelphia.[1]

He was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 11th round of the 1979 NFL Draft. In six seasons he had 197 rushing attempts for 732 yards and 3 touchdowns as well as 41 receptions for 367 yards and 1 touchdown. Used primarily on special teams, he had 128 kickoff returns for 2,634 yards and 1 touchdown. In 1983, while playing for the Baltimore Colts and Seattle Seahawks, he led the NFL in kick returns (51) and kick return yards (1,171).[2]

In the late 1980s, he briefly worked in the Maryland area for Circuit City Stores, Inc as a sales counselor.

He is the father of former Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock.[3] He is the brother of retired professional women's basketball player Medina Dixon.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Concannon, Joe (Dec 10, 1978). "Dixon's odyssey: from Dorchester to Tokyo". The Boston Globe. Cathedral High School, Dean Junior College, Temple University
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ temple.edu/newsroom