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Riley Dixon
P #9
Height:
6-4
Weight:
221
Age:
24
College:
Syracuse
Hometown:
Blossvale, N.Y.
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

PUNTS
38
AVG
45.5
LNG
55
IN 20
10
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 127 5,798 5,213 68 45.7 41 1 8 18 38 7 38 56 445 1
2017 DEN 9 0 38 1,730 1,536 55 45.5 39.4 1 2 6 10 1 13 16 174 1
2016 DEN 16 0 89 4,068 3,677 68 45.7 41.3 0 6 12 28 6 25 40 271 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 LAC W 24-21 3 144 147 53 48 49 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 -3 0
2 DAL W 42-17 3 129 110 48 43 36.7 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 19 0
3 @BUF L 16-26 3 125 85 45 41.7 28.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 20 0
4 OAK W 16-10 6 271 263 53 45.2 43.8 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 8 0
6 NYG L 10-23 3 153 133 55 51 44.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 20 0
7 @LAC L 0-21 8 349 261 46 43.6 32.6 0 0 0 2 0 5 3 88 1
8 @KC L 19-29 4 162 162 48 40.5 40.5 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
9 @PHI L 23-51 6 302 280 55 50.3 46.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 22 0
10 NE L 16-41 2 95 95 49 47.5 31.7 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0

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Bio

DIXON AT A GLANCE:

• A second-year player who punted 89 times for 4,068 yards (45.7 avg.) with Denver in 2016, setting an NFL rookie record for single-season net punting average (41.3).
• Played 39 games for Syracuse University after joining the team as a walk-on, totaling 218 punts for 9,291 yards (42.9 avg.) with 72 punts inside the 20-yard line.
• Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/11/16.

DIXON AT A GLANCE:

• A second-year player who punted 89 times for 4,068 yards (45.7 avg.) with Denver in 2016, setting an NFL rookie record for single-season net punting average (41.3).
• Played 39 games for Syracuse University after joining the team as a walk-on, totaling 218 punts for 9,291 yards (42.9 avg.) with 72 punts inside the 20-yard line.
• Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/11/16.

2016: Selected in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft, Dixon punted 89 times for 4,068 yards (45.7 avg. / 41.3 net)... Finished with the highest net punting average (41.3) by a rookie in NFL history... Punted seven times for 330 yards (47.1 avg. / 41.9 net) with five punts inside the 20-yard line at T.B. (10/2)... Punted five times for 253 yards (50.6 avg. / 47.8 net), including a 68-yard punt from the end zone with just over two minutes remaining in the game vs. S.D. (10/30)... Punted 11 times for 506 yards—the fifth-most yards in team history—(46.0 avg. / 40.8 net) with three punts inside the 20-yard line at Jac. (12/4)... Punted five times for 207 yards (41.4 avg. / 38.0 net) with two punts inside the 20-yard line in addition to completing a 16-yard pass at Ten. (12/11)... Became the second Broncos punter ever and first since Chris Norman (vs. K.C. on 11/16/86) to complete a pass.

COLLEGE: Dixon played 39 games for Syracuse University after joining the team as a walk-on, totaling 218 punts for 9,291 yards (42.9 avg.) with 72 punts inside the 20-yard line... Appeared in 12 games in 2015, totaling 65 punts for 2,839 yards (43.7 gross / 41.9 net) while placing 28 kicks inside the 20-yard line (43.1%) in his senior season at Syracuse... Named one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award (nation’s top punter) and a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy (most outstanding football scholar-athlete)... Played 12 games as a junior, punting 75 times for 3,182 yards (42.4 avg.) with 23 punts inside the 20-yard line... Earned honorable mention All-ACC recognition and was a Burlsworth Trophy nominee (most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on)... Completed the eventual game-winning pass (1 yd.) on a fake field goal in double overtime vs. Villanova (8/29/14)... Rushed for 42 yards on a fake punt against Notre Dame (9/27/14)... Saw action in all 13 games in 2013, punting 75 times for 3,161 yards (42.1 avg.)... Booted a school-record 75-yard punt against Clemson (10/5/13)... Rewarded with a scholarship at the end of his redshirt sophomore season.

PERSONAL: Dixon handled punting and kicking duties for Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y.... Named to the 2010 Post-Standard All-Central New York First Team... Also lettered in baseball... Earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in accounting... Named to Syracuse’s Athletic Director Honor Roll in nine consecutive semesters in addition to making the 2013 and 2014 All-ACC Academic teams... Riley Dixon was born on Aug. 24, 1993, in Oneida, N.Y.

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  • Broncos visit Mexican National Team practice

    (1:19) Posted May 28, 2017

    Brandon McManus and Riley Dixon meet with members of the Mexican National Soccer Team ahead of the team's World Cup Qualifiers and Gold Cup matches. 'El Tri' will play in Denver during the Gold Cup at Sports Authority Field on July 13, 2017.