Chris Dixon (indoor football)
No. 2 Sioux Falls Storm
|Date of birth:November 15, 1981|
|Place of birth: Oakland, California|
|College: Humboldt State|
|Undrafted in 2003|
|Debuted in 2005 for the Rapid City Red Dogs|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena football statistics as of 2013
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Chris Dixon II (born in Oakland, California) is a professional indoor football quarterback who is currently a member of the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League. Dixon attended Contra Costa College for two years before attending Humboldt State University, where he was an All-conference player.
After failing to be drafted, Dixon played semi-professional outdoor football before becoming an indoor football player. In 2005, he made his professional debut with the Black Hills Red Dogs, playing both quarterback and wide receiver. Upon his release, Dixon signed with the Billings Mavericks, where he would play for 5 seasons, winning 3 championships and throwing 369 touchdowns. Upon the folding of the Billings franchise, Dixon signed with the Sioux Falls Storm, where he was won two championships in as many seasons. In 2012, Dixon signed with the Orlando Predators, it will be the first time in Dixon's career that he will have an opportunity to play arena football instead of indoor football.
Dixon is considered the greatest indoor football quarterback of all time, winning 5 championships as well as become the first indoor football player to ever throw for 500 career touchdowns.
Dixon played for the Oakland Vipers of the Golden State Amateur Football League for a single season, and he held the record for the most passing yards in a single game (471) as of 2005.
Dixon began playing indoor football when he signed with the Eastside Hawks, who at the time were playing semi-professional in the North American Football League. He led the Hawks to a National Championship, while winning Championship Game MVP and league rookie of the year honors.
Black Hills Red Dogs
In 2005, Dixon signed with the Black Hills Red Dogs of United Indoor Football. While with the Red Dogs, Dixon played both quarterback and receiver for the Red Dogs, completing 59 of 114 passes for 493 yards with 5 touchdowns, while also having 12 receptions for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns. Dixon was traded to billings.
Dixon quickly signed with the Billings Mavericks of the National Indoor Football League, where he would split time with Bob Bees at quarterback during the remainder of the 2005 season. Dixon led the Outlaws to three championships (2006, 2009 & 2010) throughout his five seasons with the team.
Sioux Falls Storm
In 2012, Dixon threw his 500th career touchdown pass, when he hit James Terry with a 42-yard pass during a May 19 game against the Green Bay Blizzard. With his 500th touchdown, Dixon became the 10th player to throw for a 500th touchdown at any professional level.
Dixon has signed with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League for the 2013 season. Dixon was named the backup quarterback to Kyle Rowley to start the season. In the Predators first game, Dixon appeared in one play, a zone read play near the goalline, where Dixon was tackled for a 1-yard loss. Dixon didn't play again until the Predators' Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Soul. Dixon came in to replace the struggling Rowley, and completed 9 of 13 passes for 120-yards. Dixon also had 2 touchdown passes and one interception against the Soul. Dixon was released in late May.
New Orleans VooDoo
On May 30, 2013, Dixon was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo. In Dixon's first game action with the VooDoo, he replaced starter Kurt Rocco, who was struggling against the San Antonio Talons' pass-rush. Dixon was able to evade defenders, running for 66-yards and did not get sacked once. Dixon took over trailing 21-6, and led the VooDoo to a 56-53 loss, after he was tripped up as he was attempting to make a pass on the final play of the game. Dixon's playing style caught the attention of many in the league. Dixon is one of the few players to ever play arena football out of the shotgun. Dixon's play helped the VooDoo fight to get back into the playoff picture for 2013.
Return to Sioux Falls
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- "Quarterback Chris Dixon returning to Storm". Argus Leader (Gannett). January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2014.