Mark Dixon
No. 63     
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-11-26) November 26, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth: Charlottesville, Virginia
Career information
College: Virginia
Undrafted in 1994
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1994)*
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (1993)
Games played     62
Games started     60
Fumbles recovered     2
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Mark Keller Dixon (born November 26, 1970) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He played college football for the University of Virginia, and received All-American honors. He began his professional career playing in NFL Europe, then earned starting positions with the Baltimore Stallions and Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and the Miami Dolphins of the NFL.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Dixon was born in Charlottesville, Virginia.[1] He attended Lucy C. Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, North Carolina,[2] where he was a star high school football and basketball player for the Ragsdale Flying Tigers.

College career[edit | edit source]

Dixon accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, and played for coach George Welsh's Virginia Cavaliers football team from 1990 to 1993. As a senior offensive lineman for the Cavaliers in 1993, he was recognized for his achievements and under consensus first-team All-American.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Because of a series of injuries and related surgeries, Dixon was not selected in the 1994 NFL Draft. He was signed by the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent, but was released by the Eagles before the start of the 1994 season. He played as a member of the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in the spring of 1995, and subsequently earned starting positions with the CFL's Baltimore Stallions in 1995 and the Montreal Alouettes in 1996 and 1997. Attracted to the "best player plays" philosophy of Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson, he signed with the Dolphins as a 27-year-old NFL rookie. Dixon earned a starting position on the Dolphins' offensive line, and played in 62 regular season games for the Dolphins, and started in 60 of them.[3]

Post-playing career[edit | edit source]

Dixon is currently the head coach of the Galax Maroon Tide football team of Galax High School in Galax, Virginia. In 2015, Dixon coached Galax to their first-ever state championship in football.[4] In 2017 Dixon resigned from Galax as head coach to pursue next level opportunities. He then returned 1 month later to coach the Maroon Tide again.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Football League, Historical Players, Mark Dixon. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Mark Dixon Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  3. Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Mark Dixon. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  4. http://www.nbc29.com/story/30732706/riverheads-falls-7-6-against-galax-in-vhsl-1a-football-state-title-game
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