Brandon Dixon

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Brandon Dixon
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Dixon with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Orlando Apollos
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1990-04-26) April 26, 1990 (age 28)
Pompano Beach, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Coconut Creek (FL)
College: Northwest Missouri State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 30
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Pass deflections: 6
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon Dixon (born April 26, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwest Missouri State.

Dixon has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New York Giants.

College career[edit]

In 2012, Dixon was selected to the Daktronics and D2Football.com second-team All-America team and was selected to the All-America third-team by The Associated Press.[1]

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

On May 10, 2014, Dixon was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[2] Dixon was released on August 30, 2014.[3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On September 1, 2014, Dixon signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join their practice squad.[4]

On September 6, 2014, the Buccaneers promoted Dixon to their active roster.[5]

In 14 games with the Buccaneers, Dixon recorded 8 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 interception, and 2 passes defensed.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On September 6, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks signed Dixon to their practice squad.[6]

On September 12, 2015, Dixon was cut from the Seahawks practice squad [7]

New England Patriots[edit]

Dixon was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on October 1, 2015.[8] He was released on October 28, 2015.[9]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Dixon was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on November 5, 2015, reuniting him with his twin brother Brian Dixon.[10]

The signing made the brothers the only set of twins to play on the same team since the AFL-NFL merger and the first since 1926. They are the twelfth set of twins to play in the NFL and along with the Pounceys and the McCourtys, are the third active set of twins currently playing in the NFL.[11] On August 30, 2016, he was released by the Saints.[12]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On December 7, 2016, Dixon was signed to the Steelers' practice squad.[13] On December 20, he was released from the Steelers' practice squad.[14] Seven days later, the Steelers re-signed him to the practice squad.[15] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on January 24, 2017.[16] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[17]

New York Giants[edit]

On October 12, 2017, Dixon was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.[18] He was promoted to the active roster on November 28, 2017.[19]

On May 15, 2018, Dixon was waived by the Giants.[20]

Orlando Apollos[edit]

Dixon signed with the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football for the inaugural 2019 season.

Personal life[edit]

Dixon's twin brother, Brian, played alongside him in New Orleans and is a currently a cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dixon is the cousin of former cornerback Benny Sapp who played in the National Football League.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwest Missouri State Profile". nwmissouri.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ "NFL Draft 2014: Jets pick Division II cornerback Brandon Dixon in sixth round". nj.com. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bucs add Jets rookie CB Dixon to the practice squad". tampabay.com. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Buccaneers sign CB Brandon Dixon, WR Solomon Patton from practice squad". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seahawks Make Roster Moves, Including Waiving Robert Turbin with Injury Settlement". seahawks.com. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ "NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/12/15". profootballrumors.com. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Patriots acquire DL Akiem Hicks from Saints in exchange for TE Michael Hoomanawanui". Patriots.com. October 1, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Patriots add two to practice squad". Patriots.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ Woodbery, Evan (November 5, 2015). "New Orleans Saints' identical twins Brian, Brandon Dixon happy to be back on same team". NOLA.com. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ Ted Lewis. "Saints are twinning with the Dixon brothers". The Advocate. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints trim roster to 74 players". 
  13. ^ Bouda, Nate (December 7, 2016). "Steelers Release RB Brandon Brown-Dukes From PS, Sign DB Brandon Dixon". NFLTradeRumors.com. 
  14. ^ Barbatto, Matt (December 21, 2016). "Steelers sign CB Al-Hajj Shabazz to practice squad, release Brandon Dixon". 
  15. ^ Bryan, Dave (December 27, 2016). "Steelers Sign RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, CB Brandon Dixon To Practice Squad". 
  16. ^ "11 players signed to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. January 24, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Steelers trim roster to 53". Steelers.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018. 
  18. ^ Eisen, Michael (October 12, 2017). "Giants call up Donte Deayon to fill DRC's roster spot". Giants.com. 
  19. ^ Eisen, Michael (November 28, 2017). "Giants sign DB Darryl Morris, promote DB Brandon Dixon". Giants.com. 
  20. ^ Eisen, Michael (May 14, 2018). "Giants roster moves: Six players signed, six waived". Giants.com. Archived from the original on May 16, 2018. 
  21. ^ "Former Bearcat takes talents to Big Apple". nwmissourinews.com. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Setbacks behind them, Dixons new weapons for Bearcats". newspressnow.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 

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