The Buffalo Bills today announced the hiring of Gerald Dixon as Pro Scout.
Dixon joins the team's personnel department after spending the previous six years as a member of the coaching staff at The Citadel (2008-2013), including the previous three years as the program's cornerbacks coach.
A four-year starting cornerback at Alabama, Dixon was a member of the Tide's 1999 Southeastern Conference championship team and earned SEC All-Freshman team accolades and All-SEC honors after his senior campaign.
Dixon signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent and later was a member of the Bills during the 2004 training camp. He later joined the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe and spent two years with the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL, helping them capture a Grey Cup.
After his playing career, Dixon was a member of the coaching staff at Coral Park (Miami, FL) High School where he oversaw the defensive backs and special team units.
A native of Jamaica, Dixon graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Alabama in 2002. He and his wife, Stacia, are the parents of a daughter, Sakyia.