December 3, 2007

Former San Leandro Football Player Named PAC-10 Offensive Player of the Year

According to a December 3, 2007, press release from the Pacific-10 Conference, former San Leandro High School football player Dennis Dixon was unanimously chosen as Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. From the press release:

Dixon, a senior from San Leandro, Calif., was a unanimous choice for Pac-10 offensive player of the year despite missing the final two games of the regular season with a knee injury. Dixon led the Pac-10 in passing efficiency by completing 172 of 254 passes (67.7%) for 2,136 yards and 20 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He also was dangerous as a runner with 105 rushes for 583 yards (5.6-yard average) and nine touchdowns. Under Dixon's direction, Oregon led the Pac-10 in both scoring offense (36.7) and total offense (462.1). He was named Pac-10 offensive player of the week three times this season following Oregon victories against Michigan, Stanford and Arizona State. Dixon has been named one of three finalists for both the Maxwell Award and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. In addition, he has been selected as one of 15 National Scholar-Athletes by The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and is a finalist for the Foundation's Draddy Trophy.

Dixon was the quarterback for the San Leandro High School football team from 1999 to 2002. He was also drafted by the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in the 20th round in the 2003 draft and by the Atlanta Braves in the 5th round in 2007.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 3, 2007 10:28 PM | TrackBack
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