Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.75
Date:
1974
Description:
George Dixon bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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George Dixon

Playing Career

Montreal Alouettes
1959 - 1965

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Running Back
1962, 1963 (2)

All-Canadian Running Back
1962, 1963 (2)

Jeff Russell Memorial trophy
1962 (1)

Lord Calvert Trophy for being the Montreal Alouettes MVP
1962 (1)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1962 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
(0)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
(0)

Career Highlights

  • 2nd on the Montreal Alouettes All-Time Most Points in a game with 24. This happended on September 5, 1960 (as of 2014).

  • 3rd on the Montreal Alouettes All-Time Most Touchdowns in a season with 18. This happened in 1960 (as of 2014).

  • 2nd on the Montreal Alouettes All-Time Most Rushing Yards in a career with 5,615 (as of 2014).


George Dixon's Canadian professional career lasted only seven seasons, but in that short time he made a major contribution to Canadian football

Dixon's best season was in 1962, when he was the Canadian Football League (CFL) leading rusher with 1,520 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was the recipient of many major awards that year, including a unanimous All-Eastern and All-Canadian selection.

In 1963, Dixon carried the ball for 1,270 yards and in the September 2, Dixon rushed for 109 yards on one play, which is still a CFL record at that time.

During his career he carried the ball 896 times for 5,615 yards and 59 touchdowns. Dixon had 24, 100-yard rushing games, eight of them in 1962.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1974 as a player.

Class of 1974




Andrew CurrieGeorge DixonBernie FaloneyWilfrid HughesLes LearMartin Ruby



Annis Stukus

People:
Dixon, George
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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