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Stan Hixon
Wide Receivers Coach
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8th year in NFL/2nd year with the Bills

 

Stan Hixon is entering his second season with the Buffalo Bills. In 2010, Hixon helped WR Stevie Johnson breakout on the NFL scene. Johnson posted career highs and led the Bills in the following categories – receptions (82), receiving yards (1,073), and touchdowns (10). Below is a list of other 2010 highlights …

8th year in NFL/2nd year with the Bills

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Stan Hixon is entering his second season with the Buffalo Bills. In 2010, Hixon helped WR Stevie Johnson breakout on the NFL scene. Johnson posted career highs and led the Bills in the following categories – receptions (82), receiving yards (1,073), and touchdowns (10). Below is a list of other 2010 highlights …

 

Johnson ranked tied for seventh in the NFL in touchdown receptions; he ranked second in the NFL in third down receiving yards; ranked tied for fourth in the NFL with 61 first down receptions; among NFL players with 70 or more receptions,74.4 of his receptions resulted in first downs (third highest % in the NFL); he was the fourth WR in team history to post 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns

 

Guided Roscoe Parrish to produce a career year with 400 receiving yards and tying a career high with two touchdowns despite missing the final eight games of the season with an injury.

 

Helped develop three rookie undrafted free agent wide receivers who saw time on the Bills roster – David Nelson, Donald Jones and Naaman Roosevelt; Nelson ranked seventh among NFL rookies with 31 receptions; Nelson was the third rookie in team history to catch a touchdown in three consecutive games (weeks 13-15).

 

Hixon joined the Bills’ staff on February 1, 2010 as wide receivers coach. He spent the previous six seasons as the Redskins wide receivers coach. In 31 years of coaching on both the college and professional level, Hixon has developed outstanding talent at the wide receiver position.

 

In Washington he guided a veteran unit, led by WR Santana Moss and WR Antwaan Randle El. Randle El’s four receiving touchdowns in 2009 set a career high.

 

Under Hixon’s tutelage in 2008, WR Santana Moss had 79 receptions for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns. This marked the third 1,000 yard receiving season of Moss’s career, and his second with 75 or more catches.

 

Also in 2008, WR Antwaan Randle El recorded 53 receptions for 593 yards and four touchdowns.

 

Hixon guided Moss to a breakout season in 2005 that ended with his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Moss set a new Redskins franchise record with 1,483 receiving yards on the season, surpassing the previous mark held by Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell (1,436). Moss also led the team in receptions (84) and average yards per catch (17.7) and was second with nine touchdowns. He finished second in the NFL in receiving yards and sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in receptions. Moss was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice after remarkable performances at Dallas (five catches, 159 yards, two fourth-quarter TD catches) and home against the New York Giants (five catches, 160 yards, three TDs).

 

Prior to joining the Redskins, Hixon coached four years at LSU (2000-03). He coached eight players at the college level that have gone on to careers in the NFL, including Josh Reed, Robert Brooks (GB and DEN), Kelly Campbell (MIN, MIA and TB), Michael Clayton (TB), Devery Henderson (NO), Skyler Green (DAL, CIN and NO), Eddie Miller (IND) and Dez White (CHI and ATL).

 

He served as associate head coach in addition to wide receivers coach and was part of the Tigers’ 2003 NCAA National Championship team.

 

He coached players to three 1,000-yard seasons and had a player named first-team All-SEC three times.

 

Under Hixon’s guidance, Clayton became the fifth 1,000-yard receiver in LSU history and the second under Hixon. In 2003, Clayton set the school’s all-time mark for career touchdown receptions with 21. That year, Clayton, Henderson and Green combined for 171 catches for 2,374 yards and 26 touchdowns.

 

In 2001, Hixon coached Reed to one of the most dominating seasons ever by a receiver in SEC history. Reed caught a school-record 94 passes for an SEC-record 1,740 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named an All-American and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given to college football’s top wide receiver. Reed completed his three-year college career, two of which were coached by Hixon, with a then-SEC record 3,001 receiving yards on 167 receptions.

Prior to LSU, Hixon coached wide receivers at Georgia Tech (1995-99), developing a pair of All-ACC receivers in Campbell and White. He previously coached running backs for two seasons at Wake Forest (1993-94).

 

Hixon served as wide receivers coach at South Carolina (1989-92), producing All-Americans Brooks and Miller, and at

 

Appalachian State (1983-88). He began his college coaching career overseeing running backs at Morehead State (1980-82).

PERSONAL

Hixon was a standout receiver at Iowa State. He starred in the Peach Bowl in 1977 and the Hall of Fame Bowl in 1978. Hixon is a native of Lakeland, Fla. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Iowa State and earned his master’s degree at Morehead State. Hixon and his wife, Rebecca, have three children: son Drew and daughters Adele and Avis.

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