Tom Dixon is a former All-American football center who played for the Michigan Wolverines from 1980 to 1983. Dixon started every game for the Wolverines in the 1981, 1982, and 1983 seasons. He was named a first-team All-American in 1983 by UPI, Kodak and Walter Camp and helped the Wolverines win Big Ten championships in 1980 and 1981. Dixon also had a 3.27 GPA in pre-medicine, was named to the Big Ten and All-American academic teams and won an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He was drafted in 1984 by the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League. The Detroit News recently published a list of the greatest players by jersey number in Michigan sports history (both professional and collegiate), naming Dixon as the best Michigan athlete to wear the #69.