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Top 10 Greatest Players In Mississippi State Football History: #8 Anthony Dixon (2006-2009)

With 8 days till the Bulldogs kick off the 2018 season, Gavin Mosley gives you his top 10 players in MSU history.

Do you remember how back in the old days State used to really really upset it’s fanbase with how terrible the team always was?

Well this is one of the few names that shined brightly during those dark days.

Dixon was touted as a 4-Star recruit out of Terry High School and was named to the Clarion-Ledger’s “Dandy Dozen” (the 12 best players in the state of Mississippi). Despite offers from LSU and Alabama, he chose the Bulldogs and made his mark as one of the single greatest players to have ever worn a Bulldog uniform.

To this day, he still owns many school records for running backs. He played all 4 years and at the time of his graduation, he joined a list of only 8 players in SEC history to lead his team in rushing over at least 4 seasons. Dixon is always remembered as a legendary power back at the school and there is no doubt that he is one of the most underrated rushers in SEC history. His senior year alone proves that. In 2009, he rushed for 1391 yards and 12 touchdowns. Perhaps his most memorable play came against Houston in 2009. Dixon seemingly pulled the entire defense with him as he powered his way into the endzone. It’s one of those plays that was so impressive but so hard to describe. Like Jonathan Banks’ pick-6 against Florida, it’s something I suggest you look up on YouTube. You won’t regret it.

Dixon was drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft at number 174 overall by the 49ers. Unfortunately, Boobie’s NFL career never quite took off. After being a reliable backup, he took his talents to the other side of the country to play for the Buffalo Bills. After one great year, his career seemingly stalled and he was released by the Bills. He is still yet to appear in an NFL game since.

Boobie is still a main stay at MSU football games, and has even be called up on to give motivation to the team when playing big games. He is one of the few players who hopefully sticks around the program for a while. He is a true legend of the school.