Parish Episcopal School is back to the TAPPS Division II state semifinals for the second-consecutive season. Parish (11-1) meets Grapevine Faith at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Birdville's Fine Arts & Sports Complex. It just five years, Parish has had players sign with Oklahoma and Rice and has senior...[details]
2005 (Sophomore): Forced in to action by the injury to Kellen Clemens, Dixon has the tools to be another great Oregon quarterback. While he is not there yet, he is the likely starter for 2006 with Brady Leaf nipping at his heels. A true dual-threat, Dixon accounted for 143 yards on 49 rushes and 777 yards passing on 69 completions of 104 attempts. He rushed for one touchdown and threw for six while only throwing three interceptions. If he can take his game to the next level and bring the team along with him, then 2006 could be a very special year.
2004 (Freshman): Played in six of 11 games, including 29 snaps against Idaho, which only wetted the appetite for greater things to come. Completed six of 15 passes for 73 yards in addition to carrying the football 10 times for 40 yards, but still awaiting his first touchdown. The majority of his productivity occurred against Idaho as Dixon was successful on five of eight passes for 71 yards. Included was a 22-yard completion to Andiel Brown. Tallied a single-game rushing best of 18 yard against Oregon State.
2003 (Redshirt):HIGH SCHOOL ó Possesses all-around intangibles reminiscent of new age of athletic quarterbacks who are threats as both a passer and a runner. The Parade All-American attracted more votes (8) on the Long Beach Press-Telegramís Best in the West list than any other quarterback after throwing for 2,736 yards and 30 touchdowns his senior season, leading team to wins in 11 of its last 12 games. Completed 164 of 268 passes (61.2%) in 2002 to complete his varsity career, passing for 5,951 yards and 79 scoring strikes. The three-year starter helped guide the Pirates to a 36-3 record. Ranked 94th on ESPNís list of top 100 college prospects in the country regardless of position as the
12th-best quarterback. Ranked as a tremendous baseball prospect as the outfielder was chosen in the 20th round of the 2003 Amateur Baseball Draft by Cincinnati.
Personal: Born Dennis Lee Dixon Jr. on Jan. 11, 1985 in Oakland, Calif. Parents: Dennis Dixon Sr. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Leandro (Danny Calcagno) 2003. Major: Sociology.
The Good: Dixon has good open-field running skills and also possesses the ability to throw on the move. He improved as a passer late in his college career. He has the arm strength and accuracy to get the ball into tight windows. He has the touch to gain accuracy on his deep passes.
The Bad: Dixon's senior season ended with a major injury to his left knee. His health remains a concern. Dixon also is more of an athlete than a developed passer at this point in his career. He usually looks to run too soon if his primary receiver is covered.
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