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Dillon Baxter
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Baxter in 2009
Free agent
Position: Running back / Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-23) October 23, 1991 (age 26)
San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Mission Bay
College: Baker
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Dillon Baxter (born October 23, 1991) is an American football running back and wide receiver who is currently a free agent.

Early years[edit]

Baxter prepped at Mission Bay Senior High School in San Diego, California, where he played quarterback, running back, and wide receiver as a senior. Mission Bay went 13-0 and won the CIF San Diego Division IV title in 2009. Baxter won the prestigious Silver Pigskin Trophy, awarded annually to San Diego County's most outstanding football player, chosen by KUSI television's Prep Pigskin Report. In addition, Baxter was a consensus High School All-American and also won the Hall Trophy.[1]

College career[edit]

Baxter joined the University of Southern California in 2010. In November 2010, Baxter was ruled temporarily ineligible for accepting benefits from an NFLPA-certified agent,[2] but was later reinstated.

On October 25, 2011, ESPN reported that Baxter had been taken off the USC football team, but was still enrolled at the university.[3] Baxter then enrolled at San Diego State University and was scheduled to miss the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer restrictions. On, February 29, 2012, however, Baxter has been dismissed from the SDSU football program for "various reasons".[4]

See 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference football season

In May 2012, Baxter enrolled at Baker University, a small NAIA school in Baldwin City, Kansas. Baxter has two years left of eligibility[5] and scored his first touchdown for his new team against Peru State in the second game of the season.[6]

Baxter also played his 2013 season at Baker University, where he rushed for 1025 yards on 205 carries.

Professional career[edit]

In 2014 Baxter was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad by the coach who formerly recruited him at USC. Unfortunately Baxter did not make the cut. Baxter also tried out for the San Diego Chargers.

On January 24, 2017, Baxter was released by the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). He was re-signed just two days later. He was released again on February 9, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Diego's Baxter named Player of the Year", MSNBC.com, January 9, 2010 .
  2. ^ Moura, Pedro (November 22, 2010). "USC wants Dillon Baxter reinstated". ESPNLosAngeles.com. 
  3. ^ "Dillon Baxter off USC team", ESPN.com, October 25, 2011 .
  4. ^ Schrotenboer, Brent (February 29, 2012). "SDSU dismisses Baxter from team". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  5. ^ "Dillon Baxter transferring to Baker U". San Diege Union-Tribune. May 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Baker improves to 2-0". Baldwin City Signal. September 1, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 

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