Cal Dixon

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Cal Dixon
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Position: Center, guard
Personal information
Born: (1969-10-11) October 11, 1969 (age 52)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Merritt Island (FL)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1992  / Round: 5 / Pick: 127
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:66
Games started:12
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR  ·  ArenaFan.com

Calvert Ray Dixon, III (born October 11, 1969) is an American former college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the 1990s. Dixon played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins of the NFL.

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Early years

Dixon was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1969. [1] He attended Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Florida, [2] and played high school football for the Merritt Island Mustangs.

College career

Dixon accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played center for coach Galen Hall and coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football teams from 1988 to 1991. [3] As a senior in 1991, Dixon was a team captain and a member of the Gators' first Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship squad. [3] He was a first-team All-SEC selection in 1990 and 1991, an Associated Press second-team All-American, the winner of the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy, and the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award in 1991. [3] He was also recognized as an SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree all four years and a member of the College Football Association's Scholar-Athlete Team in 1991. [3]

Professional career

The New York Jets selected Dixon in the fifth round (127th pick overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft, [4] and he was a center and guard for the Jets from 1992 to 1995. [5] He played in sixty-six NFL games, starting in twelve of them. [1] Dixon finished his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins in 1996. [5] Dixon was signed by the Orlando Predators in 2002. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Cal Dixon. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Cal Dixon Archived February 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved July 26, 2010.
  3. 1 2 3 4 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine , University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 88, 97, 98, 99–100, 102, 103, 124, 180 (2011). Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  4. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1992 National Football League Draft. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
  5. 1 2 National Football League, Historical Players, Cal Dixon. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
  6. "Arena Football League Transactions". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 25, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2017.

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