Originally Posted by DevilMayCare
Good question and one that is hard to quantify.
Belfry has had several bell-cow Fullbacks like Austin Hatfield, Derek Wellman, etc. They have had some exciting big play Halfbacks like Taveon Hunter, Xondre Willis, the Caudill brothers, and David Jones. They have even had a few jumbo backs that were basically talented Fullbacks playing Halfback like Dustin May and Ivan Lee.
Dixon is a different animal than Belfry is used to. With the Halfbacks it was more about quickness or explosion, with the Fullbacks it has been about Power and finish... Dixon does it all.
The two names that come to mind for me are Doug Howard and Thomas Varney. I am not sure I am ready to put the pressure of a Doug Howard comparison who most Belfry fans consider the best HB to ever wear the Red & White, but Dixon is probably the closest Belfry fans have seen to Howards' running style.
Thomas Varney stands out to me because he is kind of the forgotten Pirate. He was a key piece in 2007 and 2008 on very good teams, but in 2009 he was playing on perhaps the weakest Belfry team in the past 25 years and Haywood basically reinvented parts of his Offense to capitalize on his skill set. They used the Wildcat and if I am not mistaken there was a game where Varney literally scored a TD four different ways, I want to say that year he scored by running, throwing, receiving, returning a punt, returning a kick, and returning an INT.
Dixon has a little of that with him as well. This is not a Belfry line that is going to be mentioned as one of the All-Time greats, so you have seen Haywood modify parts of his Offense to cater to the talent of his backs, specifically Dixon.
If Dixon stays healthy, he has a chance to write his own legacy.