Monday, November 23, 2009
Who is Dennis Dixon?
By James Walker
Those in Pittsburgh are fully aware of Dennis Dixon. But there are a lot of football fans around the country who are unfamiliar with the Steelers’ third-string quarterback, who may start Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Here is a quick bio on Dixon:
Draft status: Fifth round (No. 156 overall) to Pittsburgh in 2008
Notes: Dixon has thrown one career pass for three yards in his NFL career. It was to receiver Hines Ward in 2008... Dixon suffered a significant knee injury in his final season at Oregon, which is a major reason his stock dropped in the NFL draft... He is quick and has the ability to make plays with his feet. But Dixon really worked on improving his accuracy in the offseason and in training camp to fit in Pittsburgh's offense... There have been rumors in the past that the Steelers would implement a Wildcat package with Dixon, but the coaching staff said they were not interesting in running that style of offense.