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Who the Buc are you?: Running back Mason Dixon

Terry Owens/Beloit College Athletic Department

Terry Owens/Beloit College Athletic Department

This week, The Round Table sat down to talk with Bucs running back, Mason Dixon’17.

The captain has an exceptional number of accolades from his first three seasons at Beloit, including 2nd team All Midwest Conference in both 2014 and 2015, Beloit College Male Freshman of the Year in 2013-2014, Male Sophomore of the Year in 2014-2015, the Beloit College Football Richard J. Shanahan Most Valuable Player in 2013, and Beloit College Offensive Player of the Year in 2014.

According to Beloit College Athletics statistics, Dixon is currently third on the all-time rushing yards leaderboard, chasing his father’s record. He is also working on beating his father’s record for most career rushing touchdowns of 45, Mason currently has 32. The father and son duo are tied for most touchdowns in a game with four. Mason tops the all time leaderboard in average rushing yards per season with 1,221.

Dixon, however is extremely humble, saying in an interview with D3football that he doesn’t pay a lot of attention to his stats. The captain instead says in the same interview, I just want to be a positive role model for the guys on and off the field. It means having good judgement. Anything that I have learned over the years, I want to pass down and help the guys grow as much as possible.”

The Round Table: What is your hometown?
Mason Dixon: Walworth, Wis.

RT: What are you majoring in?
MD: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Biology.

RT: Who is your inspiration?
MD: My inspirations are my parents.

RT: If you were stranded on an island, what one thing would you bring?
MD: I would bring a fire starter.

RT: Favorite pump up song/what do you listen to before games?
MD: I listen to a lot of Five Finger Death Punch before games.

RT: If you could have dinner with one pro football player, who would it be?
MD: Brian Urlacher.

RT: Boxers or briefs?
MD: Boxers.

RT: What’s your favorite sex position?
MD: It’s a secret [winks].

RT: Would you rather live forever in this life or be reincarnated every 50 years?
MD: Live forever in this body.

RT: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
MD: Scotland.

RT: What do you want to do after Beloit?
MD: Travel the world.

RT: What is your perfect pizza?
MD: Sausage, black olives and onions.

RT: If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would it be and what would you do?
MD: Bill Gates. I would make a generous donation to the Dixon household.

RT: What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
MD: Frog legs.

RT: If you could be “haunted” by one ghost for the rest of your life, who or what would you choose to be haunted by?
MD: I would want to be haunted by my dog, Riley.

RT: What’s your favorite joke to tell?
MD: Knock-knock. Who’s there? Interrupting cow. Interrupting co… MOOOOO!

RT: Describe your perfect date.
MD: We would go out to dinner and then watch movies all night long, cuddling on a bear skin carpet, next to a cozy fire.

Come cheer on Mason and the rest of the Bucs at the homecoming game this Saturday at 1:00pm!

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