Former NFL cornerback Hanford Dixon will vist two local bookstores to meet and greet fans and autograph copies of his new book, “Day of the Dawg; A Football Memoir” recently published by Gray & Company. Dixon will appear as follows:
Saturday November 24; 2-3 pm; Barnes & Noble Booksellers; 7900 Mentor Avenue; Mentor, OH; 440-266-0212
Saturday December 1; 2-3 pm; Barnes & Noble Booksellers; 198 Crocker Park Blvd; Westlake, OH 440-250-9233
Both events are free and open to the public.
Dixon’s book offers an inside look at the turbulent, exciting, and frustrating Cleveland Browns seasons of the 1980s. He shares what it was like to be a first-round draft pick fighting for the starting job in training camp and what it took, mentally and physically,
to play the toughest sport at the highest level. He describes the adrenaline “rush” of whipping up a frenzied crowd of 80,000 rabid fans in Municipal Stadium and the thrill of being one game away from the Super Bowl‚three times.
Hanford Dixon played his entire NFL career (1981-1989) for the Cleveland Browns after being the 22nd pick in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft. His habit of barking at teammates, fans, and opponents inspired the “Dawg Pound,” the name still used for the
vocal and excitable end-zone section of fans at Browns games. He and teammate Frank Minnifield were selected as the No 2 “Best Cornerback Tandem of All-Time” by NFL.com.
Dixon was born in Mobile, Alabama. He attended The University of Southern Mississippi, and was later named to the Southern Mississippi All-Century Team and inducted into the Golden Eagle Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. A regular commentator and analyst for Browns broadcasts on television and radio, he has also served as the head coach of the Lingerie Football League’s Cleveland Crush.
For more information about Dixon’s appearances, call bookstores listed above. For more information about the book “Day of the Dawg”(softcover / $14.95 / 240 pages), visit the publisher’s web site at grayco.com.