Orlando, Florida- Former NY Giants star Ron Dixon has accepted his nomination to become the very first President of the International Pro Football Division for the World Sports Alumni. Dixon was the primary kickoff returner for the NY Giants during his career, who notably returned a 97 yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXV. Till this day, he holds the NFL record for most kickoff returns for a touchdown in post season history.
Dixon in one of his iconic kickoff returns
"I'm very honored to be chosen by my fellow NFL peers to head our WSA International Pro Football Division. We have an amazing team and an even more amazing agenda. Every professional athlete I've spoken to is so behind us. Whether you are a NFL pro, NBA, MLB or other, I can truly tell you this is an organization unlike any other you have ever been a part of. The synergy is off the charts. So check us out," said Dixon who was raised in Wildwood, Florida.
"Ron is really a wonderful guy. We are fortunate to have a player of his stature represent us. He's a great leader and also has great values which you can see as he always takes his family everywhere he goes. I speak for many NFL players when I say that we look forward to Ron leading our sports division in the WSA", said Bruce Rothschild, former San Diego Charger, and current WSA member. He is also the President of Your Backyard Superstore which is a WSA Business Sponsor partner.
Dixon makes it official with the WSA signing
Some of Dixon's primary duties to start will be to continue to build membership of past and current NFL pros into the WSA. He will also create strategic partnerships with business entities, and create more synergy with the other WSA Sports Divisions.
"Ron and I worked together on many projects, so I got to know Ron really well before we both left the NFL Alumni in Orlando. He always impressed me because he would always make a point to never over promise, yet he always over delivered," said Charlie Williams Founder of Dragon Promotions who also serves on the WSA Board. He adds, "And in the time I've known him, not once did he ever mention to others about his NFL career unless they happen to ask. He always makes a good impression on people because he's an extremely down to earth guy who treats everyone the same."
The World Sports Alumni mission is "Uniting All Professional Athletes of All Sports. Globally." The WSA is the only sports association in the world of its kind, connecting professional athletes around the world of all sports together in one unified body. Some of the mission and functions include creating synergy between athletes and the sports they represent; promote & market athletes; book athletes for appearances, endorsements, & speaking engagements; to overall better the lives of pro athletes. Membership options for non-athletes and businesses are also available. Please visit WorldSportsAlumni.com
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