Anthony Rishard Dixon (born September 24, 1987) is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers. As a senior at Terry High School in 2005, he racked up 304 carries for 2,683 yards (8.8 average) and 31 touchdowns in leading Terry to an 11-2 mark. He was named the Jackson metro-area player of the year by the Clarion-Ledger. He was also a first-team All-State honoree by the paper, and was named to its (preseason) Dandy Dozen team (of the state's 12 best high school players) and it's (postseason) 10 Most Wanted list (of the state's top 10 college football prospects). Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Dixon was listed as the No. 22 running back prospect in the nation in 2006. Scout.com ranked Dixon a four star prospect and the 30th best running back in the country. He chose Mississippi State over University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, and Southern Miss. In his true freshman season, Dixon played in all 12 games, starting five times, and set MSU true freshman records for rushing attempts, yards gained rushing, and touchdowns rushing. His nine touchdowns on the ground were the most by a Bulldog since Dicenzo Miller's ten TDs in 2000. As a
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