Fred Nixon

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Fred Nixon
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Fred Nixon in 1981
No. 84
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-09-22) September 22, 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth: Camilla, Georgia
Career information
College: University of Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 4 / Pick: 87
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 6
Receiving Yards: 105
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Fred Nixon is a former wide receiver in the National Football League.


Nixon was born Frederick Lenar Nixon on September 22, 1958 in Camilla, Georgia, United States.[1]

College career[edit]

He played at the collegiate level at the University of Oklahoma.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Nixon was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1980 NFL Draft and played two seasons with the team. He returned for a third season, but was placed on the injured reserve list with a stress fracture of the foot on August 24, 1982 through the entire 1982 season.[3] The Packers released him on March 2, 1983.[4]

Oklahoma Outlaws[edit]

Nixon signed with the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL on October 11, 1983.[5] On January 26, 1984, while at training camp in Tampa, Florida he was hospitalized with heat exhaustion. Shortly after his illness, Nixon retired from the team.[6]

Orlando Renegades[edit]

Nixon signed with the Orlando Renegades of the USFL in November 1984.[7]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Cribs quits Bills The Bryan Times, accessed December 7, 2013
  4. ^ Packers Waive Former Sooner NEWSOK, accessed December 7, 2013
  5. ^ Outlaws sign ex-sooner NEWSOK, accessed December 7, 2013
  6. ^ Photos Will Offer Clues on Those Outlaws Will Keep for 1984 NEWSOK, accessed December 7, 2013
  7. ^ Sports shorts The Lewiston Daily Sun, accessed December 7, 2013