Talented Sophomore Making A Name For Himself

Troy Dixon is a talented 2015 running back from UMS-Wright in Mobile.

Mobile, Ala.—He's not the biggest running back, but UMS-Wright standout Troy Dixon proved in 2012 that he's a name to be reckoned with the next two years for the Bulldogs. In helping Coach Terry Curtis' team to the Class 4A title he ran for 2,190 yards and 18 touchdowns on 304 carries this season.

The highlight of his season came in the biggest game of the year. Facing undefeated Oneonta in the Super Six at Jordan-Hare Stadium, he ran touchdown runs of 52, 61, and 74 yards and finished with 232 yards on 23 carries in the win. He said it was just a matter of putting everything together in the running game and having fun.

"We just kind of found our bread and butter," Dixon said. "Our line executed. On a few runs I didn't even get touched. I try to let them know if there is a play I feel like I can break for a long run then I let them know about it.

Also a talented baseball player for the perennial powerhouse UMS-Wright program, Dixon said he's had some great experiences on the diamond, but nothing compared to what he and his teammates experienced in Auburn. Getting a Tiger Walk experience before the game and playing in a field he had only seen on television meant a great deal to the young running back he said.

"I have never done anything like that, especially for football," Dixon said. "I play baseball also, but we've never done anything close to that. It was unreal to me. I loved it. It was great just looking around the stadium. It was the biggest stadium I've ever been in. I've never even been to a college game to watch so playing in it was big."

Just beginning to become a household name in high school football circles, Dixon said he's not hearing from any schools at the moment but is interested in most of the SEC and schools in the South. In the end he said that his interest is mainly just in college football because it's the game he loves.

"Not really since I'm just a sophomore right now. I guess I'll probably start hearing from some. I'm prepared for it. I'm ready. I just like college football in general."

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