Senior running back Anthony Dixon is closer to writing his name in the history books at Mississippi State this year. He started the year with 2603 career rushing yards, 4th on the all-time rushing list behind Michael Davis (91-94), Walter Packer (73-76), and Jerious Norwood (2002-2005). After a 92 yard game against Auburn and a 123 yard game against Vanderbilt, Dixon is now #3 on the all-time list and only 3 yards shy of the #2 slot. He is also 395 yards away from unseating Jerious Norwood as the all-time leading rusher at State.
Dixon is already at the top of the list for career touchdowns (30) and attempts (653). He also holds the single-season record for attempts with 287 in 2007. Lets take a look at the 2 former Bulldogs ahead of Dixon on the rushing yardage list.
Jerious Norwood, now playing for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL, is the current all-time leading rusher. He has 3212 yards over his 3 seasons in Starkville. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry on 573 attempts. Impressive
Walter Packer, considered one of the greatest backs to play for the Maroon and White, amassed 2820 yards over a 3-year span from 1973-76. He sites at #2 on the list. What makes him special is how he acheived his career yardage. He averaged 5.8 yards on 483 attempts.