The Texas Revolution announced Wednesday that the team has signed 6X IFL champion Chris Dixon, who is coming out of retirement at age 35 after two years as the head coach of the Billings Wolves.
Dixon was inducted into the Indoor Football League Hall of Fame in 2015, a hall that Revolution CEO Tommy Benizio is also in as the league’s first and former commissioner. He won IFL championships with the Billings Outlaws and the Sioux Falls Storm and holds league records in career completion percentage (68.6%), career passing yards (12,963) and career passing touchdowns (323).
Dixon will make his splash in Champions Indoor Football with the Revs, playing for his first pro football team based in Texas of his illustrious career.
“A lot of thoughts over a year now about (coming back),” Dixon said. “A lot of things have turned to help the situation and I’m excited about getting back out on the field. I miss the competitive edge, I’ve missed it for a long time in terms of physically getting out there and doing it. I love coaching, I love making people better, but you only get to physically do sports to a certain age. I want to get back on the field. What I can do and what I can’t do is all that matters to me right now and I feel like I physically still can play.”
Dixon is a 3X IFL MVP, 4X United Bowl MVP, 4X Offensive Player of the Year and a 5X All-IFL selection.
Quarterback Robert Kent, who has served the team well for two seasons, remains on the Revolution roster. It was recently decided by team management and coaches that a fresh start at the quarterback position was necessary. His future with the team will be considered over the coming weeks.
To watch and listen to the full introductory interview with Dixon, led by Revolution General Manager and Hall-of-Famer Tim Brown, click here.