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83 days to Gator football! #83 Dwayne Dixon

Discussion in 'Gator Football' started by Escambia94, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    #84 Dwayne Keith Dixon is a Gainesville native who played wide receiver for Charley Pell’s Gators from 1980 to 1983. He led the team in receiving yards in his final two years with 589 yards as a junior and 596 yards as a senior. Dwayne was named 1st-team All-SEC, Honorable Mention All-American, and Gator Fergie Ferguson Award winner as a senior. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 1984, but returned to campus to finish his degree in criminal justice in 1985. Dwayne returned to the NFL briefly before playing in the Arena Football League (AFL) from 1987 to 1991. Dixon was named one of the Arena Football League’s top players of all-time after being named 2X All-AFL, AFL Ironman of the Year (1998), and accruing 2,300 yards on 188 receptions. Dwayne returned to Gainesville in 1990 as wide receiver coach for Steve Spurrier, where he coached until 2005. He was named a University of Florida Athletic Association Hall of Fame “Gator Great” in 1997. Currently, he coaches wide receivers for a Gator Bait team.
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