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Thursday that he will retire as a player, ending a stellar career that saw the three time Indoor Football League MVP capture five titles with Billings and Sioux Falls.
This past season, Dixon passed for 2,237 yards and 50 touchdowns with just six interceptions while rushing for 413 yards and 17 scores.
"This past season took its toll on him physically and mentally, and he brought up the possibility of retiring at the end of the year," said Riggs. "But it was more about life issues than performance. He got custody of his son and all his kids were going to be in the same area, so the timing was just right."
The Storm Chris Dixon celebrates with his daughter, Lailah Dixon, 3, after defeating the Nebraska Danger 63 46 on June 28.(Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader)
and 600 touchdowns in his career and probably could have continued to be a productive quarterback in the league, said Storm coach Kurtiss Riggs.
He plans to move back to Billings, Mont., and get a chance to spend more time with his kids while possibly exploring opportunities with the expansion Billings Wolves, set to join the IFL in 2015.
The Storm's Chris Reebok Gl 1500 Dixon (2) is introduced before the first half of the 2014 IFL United Bowl Championship game against Nebraska on June 28, 2014, in Sioux Falls.
"One downfall of being Chris Dixon is that he was so good for so long, when he doesn't put those numbers up all the time, people think his game is declining, and that just wasn't the case," Riggs said. "He showed during the playoffs that he's still the best player in the league."
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48 1 as Storm quarterback and led the franchise to three championships, is finishing out the Arena Football League season on the roster of the Tampa Bay Storm before calling it quits.
"It's a good time to walk away because there's so much going on with my life right now," said Dixon, who led Sioux Falls to a 62 46 win over the Nebraska Danger in the United Bowl on June 28.
But age and family considerations were starting to wear on the Oakland, Calif., native, who played Arena Football during the 2013 season with New Orleans and Orlando before returning to Sioux Falls for 2014.
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