Brandon Dixon

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Brandon Dixon
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Dixon with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. -- Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-04-26) April 26, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: 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 Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 9
Quarterback sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon Dixon (born April 26, 1990) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. 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.

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]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On September 12, 2015, Dixon was cut from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad [5]

New England Patriots[edit]

Dixon was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on October 1, 2015.

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.

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.[6] On August 30, 2016, he was released by the Saints.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Dixon also has a twin brother named Brian who also plays cornerback for the New Orleans Saints. Dixon is the cousin of former cornerback Benny Sapp who played in the National Football League.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwest Missouri State Profile". nwmissouri.edu. 
  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. ^ "NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/12/15". profootballrumors.com. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ Ted Lewis. "Saints are twinning with the Dixon brothers". The Advocate. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "New Orleans Saints trim roster to 74 players". 
  8. ^ "Former Bearcat takes talents to Big Apple". nwmissourinews.com. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Setbacks behind them, Dixons new weapons for Bearcats". newspressnow.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 

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