HEWRITT (DWAYNE) DIXON
(January 8, 1940 – November 24, 1992)
Hewritt Dixon, a graduate of Santa Fe High School, Alachua, FL and of Florida A&M, Tallahassee, FL, was a professional American Football player. He played running back for 7 seasons for the American Football League’s Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders, and one season for the Raiders in the National Football League. He was an AFL All-Star in 1966, 1967, and 1968, and an AFC-NFC Pro Bowler in 1970. He was born in La Crosse, FL and died in Los Angeles, CA on November 24, 1992 at age 52.
Dixon was selected in the eighth round of the American Football League draft in 1963 by the Denver Broncos. He spent three years with Denver before he was traded to Oakland. Dixon played in 99 games and gained 3,090 yards on 772 carries with 15 touchdowns and caught 263 passes for 2,819 yards and 13 touchdowns. He played in three A.F.L. championship games. In 1968, he gained 54 yards in the second Super Bowl, when the Raiders lost to the Green Bay Packers, champions of the National Football League, 33-14.