Fred Nixon

For the Australian rules footballer, see Fred Nixon (Australian footballer).
Fred Nixon

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Fred Nixon in 1981
No. 84
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-09-22) September 22, 1958
Place of birth: Camilla, Georgia
Career information
College: University of Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 4 / Pick: 87
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 6
Receiving Yards: 105
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Fred Nixon is a former wide receiver in the National Football League.


Nixon was born Frederick Lenar Nixon on September 22, 1958 in Camilla, Georgia, United States.[1]

College career

He played at the collegiate level at the University of Oklahoma.[2]

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Nixon was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1980 NFL Draft and played two seasons with the team. He returned for a third season, but was placed on the injured reserve list with a stress fracture of the foot on August 24, 1982 through the entire 1982 season.[3] The Packers released him on March 2, 1983.[4]

Oklahoma Outlaws

Nixon signed with the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL on October 11, 1983.[5] On January 26, 1984, while at training camp in Tampa, Florida he was hospitalized with heat exhaustion. Shortly after his illness, Nixon retired from the team.[6]

Orlando Renegades

Nixon signed with the Orlando Renegades of the USFL in November 1984.[7]

See also


  3. Cribs quits Bills The Bryan Times, accessed December 7, 2013
  4. Packers Waive Former Sooner NEWSOK, accessed December 7, 2013
  5. Outlaws sign ex-sooner NEWSOK, accessed December 7, 2013
  6. Photos Will Offer Clues on Those Outlaws Will Keep for 1984 NEWSOK, accessed December 7, 2013
  7. Sports shorts The Lewiston Daily Sun, accessed December 7, 2013

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