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19. Hanford Dixon

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19. Hanford Dixon

A 1981 First Round Pick from Southern Mississippi, Hanford Dixon played nine seasons in the National Football League, all with the Cleveland Browns.

Playing at Cornerback, Dixon started 128 of his 131 Games on the right side, and he would come into his own in the last half of the decade.  Dixon went to three consecutive Pro Bowls (1986-88), with the first two achieving First Team All-Pro status.  

Dixon secured 26 Interceptions over his career and is credited with naming the Browns' defense the "Dawg Pound," which took a life of its own.  The Browns named Dixon to the list of Legends in 2003.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 22nd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/28/81.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1989 Season.

  • Games Played: 131
  • Notable Statistics:

    128 Games Started
    26 Interceptions
    225 Interception Return Yards
    4 Fumble Recoveries
    2.0 Quarterback Sacks
    83 Approximate Value

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1986 & 1987)
    Second Team All-Pro (1988)
    Pro Bowl (1986, 1987 & 1988)

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