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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 26)
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
* Denver Broncos ( 2016 2017)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2016)
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.

Early yearsEdit

Dixon attended and played high school football at Christian Brothers Academy in DeWitt, New York.[1]

College careerEdit

Dixon attended and played college football at Syracuse.[2]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Riley Dixon Punting
Year School Conf Class Pos G Punts Yds Avg
2012 Syracuse Big East SO K 2 3 109 36.3
2013 Syracuse ACC SO K 13 75 3,161 42.1
2014 Syracuse ACC SR K 12 75 3,182 42.4
2015 Syracuse ACC SR P 12 65 2,839 43.7
Career Syracuse 39 218 9,291 42.6

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

Dixon was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 228th overall pick.[3] He was the second of three punters selected in the draft.[4]

On May 11, 2016, the Broncos signed Dixon to a four-year, $2.42 million rookie contract, with a signing bonus of $80,009.[5] Dixon won the punting job on August 30, 2016, when the Broncos released veteran Britton Colquitt.[6] 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.[7] In his rookie season, he punted 89 times for a 41.3 net average, the highest by a rookie in NFL history.[8] He was named to the 2016 All-Rookie Team, the first Bronco since Chris Harris Jr. & Von Miller were both selected in 2011.[9] In the 2017 season, he had 73 punts for 3,331 net yards for a 45.63 average.[10]

New York GiantsEdit

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.[11] In the 2018 season, he had 71 punts for 3,226 net yards for a 45.44 average.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Riley Dixon, Christian Brothers Academy , Punter" (in en-US). https://247sports.com/Player/Riley-Dixon-86179/high-school-151572/.
  2. "Riley Dixon College Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/riley-dixon-1.html.
  3. Hayre, Chris (April 30, 2016). "Broncos draft P Riley Dixon in the seventh round". http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-draft-P-Riley-Dixon-in-the-seventh-round/6d9ea0f8-a8c1-415a-abe0-828ba4a84db3.
  4. "2016 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2016/draft.htm.
  5. Mason, Andrew (May 11, 2016). "Broncos' draft pick signings begin with Riley Dixon". http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-draft-pick-signings-begin-with-Riley-Dixon/05f22809-2b50-426a-8a35-e6669ac6fce1.
  6. Swanson, Ben (August 30, 2016). "Broncos release veteran punter Britton Colquitt, paving way for Riley Dixon". http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-release-veteran-punter-Britton-Colquitt-paving-way-for-Riley-Dixon/d1c586b9-c8b7-4207-9aff-9d6edf322a47.
  7. Jhabvala, Nicki (December 12, 2016). "Riley Dixon did something a Broncos punter hadn’t done in 30 years". The Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/11/riley-dixon-broncos-punter-trick-play/.
  8. Mason, Andrew (January 5, 2017). "Just how good was Broncos punter Riley Dixon in his rookie season?". Denver Broncos. http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Just-how-good-was-Broncos-punter-Riley-Dixon-in-his-rookie-season/407ad306-ff2e-41aa-af4b-96ff8bcabbc6.
  9. DiLalla, Aric (January 17, 2017). "Riley Dixon named to PFWA All-Rookie Team". Denver Broncos. http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Riley-Dixon-named-to-PFWA-All-Rookie-Team/2d28c09a-7e0c-4800-b41b-29b499860b24.
  10. "Riley Dixon 2017 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/D/DixoRi00/gamelog/2017/.
  11. Wesseling, Chris (April 20, 2018). "Punter trade! Giants acquire Riley Dixon from Broncos". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000927840/article/punter-trade-giants-acquiring-riley-dixon-from-broncos.
  12. "Riley Dixon 2018 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/D/DixoRi00/gamelog/2018/.

External linksEdit

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