Ask The Steelers: Dennis Dixon Part 1


ASK THE STEELERS – DENNIS DIXON – PART 1 brings you the Ask the Steelers feature. Fans submitted the questions that were asked. Please understand that we receive an incredible number of questions for each player, with many of the questions being similar, and not all of the questions can be answered. We selected as many as possible, and took your questions to the current subject to get your answers.

From Lou Ellis in Newark, New Jersey: What was it like waiting to be drafted?

Dennis Dixon: It was okay. I had family members out here to keep me occupied. I went to the Oregon spring game. I wasn't around the television too much for the most part.

From Dan Abrahams in Elyria, Ohio: What was your reaction when you got the call from the Steelers telling you they drafted you?

Dennis Dixon: When I saw a number I didn't recognize and I was hoping it was the team. Coach (Mike) Tomlin called and said do I want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler. I said yes I do more than ever. It was the greatest feeling in the world.

From Jamie Miller in Morgantown, West Virginia: Did you have any idea that they were interested in you beforehand?

Dennis Dixon: Kind of, but going into the draft everyone was pretty much equal. No one is that upfront. It's basically if you fit that particular scheme and I am happy that I can do that.

From SSG Michael Molinaro stationed in Camp Liberty (Baghdad), Iraq: What was your favorite moment during your college career? 
Dennis Dixon: Playing with my teammates and growing with them. Playing with the same guys for four years and just coming together our final year was magical.

From Tom Kelly in Cranberry, Pennsylvania: Who in your opinion was the toughest opponent you faced?

Dennis Dixon: I would have to say USC. They are fundamentally sound on both sides of the ball. Their defense, the entire starting lineup, is pro caliber.

From Ben Jewel in Louisville, Kentucky: Is it strange coming in as a rookie and basically starting over again like when you were a freshman?
Dennis Dixon: No, not at all. Then again there is a lot of work to be done and I am happy to do that. I am determined. I am open-minded. I am like a sponge soaking everything in throughout this process.

Kurnot in Dunbar, Pennsylvania: Now that you have gone through your first minicamp, what are your initial impressions of the Steelers offense?

Dennis Dixon: It's great. There is nothing really different besides under the center. I have done that throughout my career. There is terminology I have to get used to. In time you'll get involved and be fundamentally solid.

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