Hanford Dixon
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-12-25) December 25, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Career information
College: Southern Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Debuted in 1981 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1989 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Interceptions     26
INT yards     225
Sacks     2
Stats at

Hanford Dixon (born December 25, 1958 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former professional American football cornerback who played his entire career (1981–1989) for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. Dixon made the Pro Bowl three times, in 1986, 1987 and 1988. He was drafted by the Browns out of The University of Southern Mississippi with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He also is credited with naming the Cleveland Browns "Dawg Pound," the section of the stadium known for their antics during Browns home games at the old Municipal Stadium inspired by Dixon's "barking" to teammates, especially fellow cornerback Frank Minnifield.

Dixon and Minnifield were selected by as the No 2 "Best Cornerback Tandem of All-Time." Dixon has been honored many times by his alma mater including being inducted into the M-Club Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and being named to the school's Football Team of the Century. He became the seventh football member of the school's Legends Club joining Reggie Collier, Brett Favre, Ray Guy, Derrick Nix, Sammy Winder and Fred Cook.

Is said to have only had 7 passes thrown his way in 1987 with the Cleveland Browns. The least in recent years is by Nnamdi Asomugha with 27.[1]

Hanford Dixon is married and has two sons Kyle and Hanford Jr, and two daughters Merci and Hanna.

Dixon remains a visible presence on the football front in Cleveland, as he is a football analyst for WOIO-TV 19 (CBS) in Cleveland, and the color analyst for the high school football game of the week on FS Ohio.

He manages his non-profit organization, Right Path Foundation, with his wife, Hikia Dixon, who is the Master Instructor and Black Belt Sensei along with executive director of

Dixon is currently the head coach of the Lingerie Football League's Cleveland Crush.[2]


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