Dennis Lee Dixon Jr.
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- School University of Oregon
- High School San Leandro High School
Dennis Dixon played one season in the minor leagues then became a NFL quarterback.
Dixon was picked in the 20th round of the 2003 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds out of high school but opted for college. He went on to the University of Oregon, though they did not have a baseball program, to focus on football. Despite not having played competitive baseball in four years, the Atlanta Braves chose him in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft.
Dixon hit .188/.342/.234 in 24 games for the GCL Braves and was 1 for 10 with a walk for the Danville Braves; he fielded .977 in 28 games in right field between the two stops. He was 5-for-5 in steal attempts. Dixon's successor as the right fielder for the GCL Braves was Jason Heyward.
Dennis was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL draft. He completed his only pass that season. In 2009, as the backup to Ben Roethlisberger, he was 12 for 26 with 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception and ran 3 times for 27 yards and one touchdown. When Roethlisberger was involved in a sexual harassment scandal over the off-season and was suspended, Dixon began 2010 as the Steelers' starter.