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A Look At Dennis Dixon's Senior Year At Oregon

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2007 - Dennis Dixon 10 161.2 172 254 67.7 2136 213.6 12.4 20 4 105 583 58.3 5.0 9 - -


Now, first, let me say that it is largely irrelevant what Dixon is capable of as a QB. We have a QB. A highly-paid one at that. But that doesn't mean we can't look at these numbers to at least come to one important conclusion about him: he's a good football player.

He's also a smart football player. 4 INTs in over 250 attempts. Graudated in 3 years at the University of Oregon. Impressive.

I'm not ready to say that Dennis Dixon is going to be as good a football player as Hines Ward and Antwaan Randle-El, both quarterbacks themselves in college. Especially Hines who's able to effect the game as a physical run-blocker and sure-handed possesion receiver. But in some ways, all three are similar in that they're fantastically versatile athletes who have good hands and a good sense of what's going on around them on the football field. I mention those two because it's likely Dennis Dixon will earn his keep playing some WR, perhaps in some dual-RB sets where he occasionally throws the ball. Whatever. Something though besides a conventional QB. But from what I saw of Dixon, a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate before going down with an injury, I was tremendously impressed.

Look, he could very well be a flop and not effect many games. But, he also could give Bruce Arians another weapon at his disposal to keep the offense unpredictable, something we complained about here on BTSC throughout last year.