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Marcus Dixon
DE #79
Height:
6-4
Weight:
295
College:
Hampton
Hometown:
Rome, Ga.
Experience:
3

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans signed Marcus Dixon to provide veteran depth at defensive end.  Originally an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, Dixon spent two years on the Cowboys practice squad before playing for the New York Jets from 2010 through 2012.  During his time with the Jets, he appeared in 22 games with four starts, recording 20 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback pressure.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Rome, Ga., native was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent on May 2, 2008.
•    Released by the Cowboys on Aug. 30, 2008 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2008.
•    Re-signed with Dallas on Dec. 30, 2008.
•    Released by Dallas on Sept. 5, 2009 and signed to the practice squad the following day.
•    Re-signed with Dallas on Jan. 22, 2010.
•    Waived by Dallas on Sept. 4, 2010 and claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on Sept. 5, 2010.
•    Re-signed with the Jets on Jan. 26, 2011 and released on Sept. 1, 2012.
•    Re-signed with the Jets on Sept. 4, 2012 and released on Sept. 24, 2012.
•    Signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 11, 2013 and released on Aug. 31, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans on Jan. 3, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Attended Hampton and recorded 58 tackles, including 16 for loss, six sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery.  Also blocked a kick as a senior in 2007 and added one catch for a 13-yard touchdown.
•    Started all 11 games as a junior in 2006, posting 25 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks, en route to being a second-team All-MEAC selection.
•    Played in 10 games (nine starts) as a sophomore in 2005, producing 33 tackles, including seven for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Added his first career interception.
•    Played in all 12 games (six starts) as a true freshman in 2005, recording 38 tackles, including nine for loss.
•    Majored in health and physical education.

PERSONAL:  
•    Earned first-team All-Area honors as a junior defensive end at Pepperell (Lindale, Ga.) High School, recording 98 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks and seven passes defensed.
•    Also lettered in basketball and track in high school.
•    Favorite TV show: “Martin.”
•    Born on Sept. 16, 1984 in Rome, Ga.
 
PRO: The Titans signed Marcus Dixon to provide veteran depth at defensive end.  Originally an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, Dixon spent two years on the Cowboys practice squad before playing for the New York Jets from 2010 through 2012.  During his time with the Jets, he appeared in 22 games with four starts, recording 20 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback pressure.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Rome, Ga., native was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent on May 2, 2008.
•    Released by the Cowboys on Aug. 30, 2008 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2008.
•    Re-signed with Dallas on Dec. 30, 2008.
•    Released by Dallas on Sept. 5, 2009 and signed to the practice squad the following day.
•    Re-signed with Dallas on Jan. 22, 2010.
•    Waived by Dallas on Sept. 4, 2010 and claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on Sept. 5, 2010.
•    Re-signed with the Jets on Jan. 26, 2011 and released on Sept. 1, 2012.
•    Re-signed with the Jets on Sept. 4, 2012 and released on Sept. 24, 2012.
•    Signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 11, 2013 and released on Aug. 31, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans on Jan. 3, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Attended Hampton and recorded 58 tackles, including 16 for loss, six sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery.  Also blocked a kick as a senior in 2007 and added one catch for a 13-yard touchdown.
•    Started all 11 games as a junior in 2006, posting 25 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks, en route to being a second-team All-MEAC selection.
•    Played in 10 games (nine starts) as a sophomore in 2005, producing 33 tackles, including seven for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Added his first career interception.
•    Played in all 12 games (six starts) as a true freshman in 2005, recording 38 tackles, including nine for loss.
•    Majored in health and physical education.

PERSONAL:  
•    Earned first-team All-Area honors as a junior defensive end at Pepperell (Lindale, Ga.) High School, recording 98 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks and seven passes defensed.
•    Also lettered in basketball and track in high school.
•    Favorite TV show: “Martin.”
•    Born on Sept. 16, 1984 in Rome, Ga.
 
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 22 21 15 6 2.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 NYJ 3 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYJ 16 16 11 5 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYJ 3 4 4 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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