George Dixon

Class of 1974

George Dixon’s Canadian professional career lasted only seven seasons, but in that short time he made a major contribution to Canadian football.

Dixon’s best season was 1962, when he was the CFL leading rusher with 1,520 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was the recipient of many major awards that year, including a unanimous All-Star selection.

In 1963 Dixon carried the ball 1,270 yards and in the September 2nd game, rushed for 109 yards on one play (which is still a CFL record today).

During his career, Dixon carried the ball 896 times for 5,615 yards and 59 touchdowns and had 24, 100-yard rushing games, eight of them in 1962.

Playing Career

Montreal Alouettes
1959 - 1965


  • All-Eastern Running Back
    1962, 1963
  • All-Canadian Running Back
    1962, 1963
  • Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
  • Lord Calvert Trophy for Montreal Alouettes MVP
  • Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player