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by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Dennis Dixon runs for Oregon in a 2007 game against Arizona State in which he first suffered injury problems with his left knee.Jan. 11, 1985

Dennis Dixon

(age 29)

The former Oregon Ducks quarterback was born on this day in Oakland, Calif.

Dixon, 6-3 and 215 pounds, also a highly recruited baseball player, took a grayshirt year at UO in 2003, then played behind Kellen Clemens in 2004 and most of 2005, splitting time with Brady Leaf.

Dixon became the full-time starter for Mike Bellotti in 2006 and was a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2007 before injuring his left knee.

He has bounced around the NFL since, with the Buffalo Bills in 2013 being his fourth stop.