Riley Dixon

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Riley Dixon
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Dixon with the Denver Broncos in 2016
No. 9 – New York Giants
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-24) August 24, 1993 (age 25)
Oneida, New York
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Christian Brothers Academy
(DeWitt, New York)
College:Syracuse
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 7 / Pick: 228
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2018
Punts:228
Punting yards:10,386
Average punt:45.6
Inside 20:70
Player stats at NFL.com

Riley Dixon (born August 24, 1993) is an American football punter for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse University.

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Dixon was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 228th overall pick.[1] He was the second of three punters selected in the draft.[2]

On May 11, 2016, the Broncos signed Dixon to a four-year, $2.42 million rookie contract, with a signing bonus of $80,009.[3] Dixon won the punting job on August 30, 2016, when the Broncos released veteran Britton Colquitt.[4] On December 11, 2016, Dixon threw a 16-yard pass on a fake punt, becoming the second Broncos punter to ever throw a pass, the first time was by Chris Norman in 1986.[5] In his first season as a pro, he punted 89 times for a 41.3 net average, the highest by a rookie in NFL history.[6] He was named to the 2016 All-Rookie Team, the first Bronco since Chris Harris Jr. & Von Miller were both selected in 2011.[7]

New York Giants[edit]

On April 20, 2018, Dixon was traded to the New York Giants for a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick after the Broncos signed former Raiders punter Marquette King.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayre, Chris (April 30, 2016). "Broncos draft P Riley Dixon in the seventh round". Denver Broncos. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  3. ^ Mason, Andrew (May 11, 2016). "Broncos' draft pick signings begin with Riley Dixon". Denver Broncos. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  4. ^ Swanson, Ben (August 30, 2016). "Broncos release veteran punter Britton Colquitt, paving way for Riley Dixon". Denver Broncos. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki (December 12, 2016). "Riley Dixon did something a Broncos punter hadn't done in 30 years". The Denver Post. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Mason, Andrew (January 5, 2017). "Just how good was Broncos punter Riley Dixon in his rookie season?". Denver Broncos. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  7. ^ DiLalla, Aric (January 17, 2017). "Riley Dixon named to PFWA All-Rookie Team". Denver Broncos. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 20, 2018). "Punter trade! Giants acquire Riley Dixon from Broncos". NFL.com.

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