Dixon played for the Cleveland Browns, the Cincinnati Bengals, the San Diego Chargers, and the Oakland Raiders. Dixon was drafted by the Browns in the 1992 NFL Draft. In 1999, Gerald's father and brother were both killed in the same week. Gerald retired in 2001, to return home and help raise his nephews. He is currently a Physical Education teacher and Little League Coach at Sylvia Circle Elementary School, and he also is the linebackers coach at his old high school Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, SC.