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Jeff Nixon

Jeff Nixon graduated from the University of Richmond where he played football and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1989. He had 23 career interceptions in his college career ranking him 7th in NCAA history.



He was a three-time All-America selection, and was named a consensus first team All-American in 1978.

Jeff was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1979. He led the team with six interceptions his first year and was named to several all-rookie teams.



In 1980 Jeff started the season in dramatic fashion by intercepting three passes against the Miami Dolphins - helping the Bills win the game and end the longest losing streak in NFL history (20 games). The following Sunday, Jeff intercepted a pass and took it for a touchdown to help the Bills defeat the New York Jets.



Jeff was leading the NFL in interceptions (5) in 1980 when he injured his knee in a game against the San Diego Chargers. After several knee surgeries, including a total reconstruction of his left knee, Jeff retired in 1985 and has lived in Buffalo ever since.



He is married to Joyce Wilson-Nixon and together they have 5 children; Charles, Damien, Libran, Jena and Jeff. He is currently the Youth Service Director for the Buffalo Employment and Training Center.



He has been a tireless advocate for retired players and has worked as the official blogger for the NFL Alumni Association and the Fourth and Goal Foundation. He now writes as an independent journalist for his own Blog – NFL Retired Players United.



Jeff received the Nightlife Magazine award for Buffalo's best R&B guitar player in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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There were a lot of younger guys on the list.  There were 19 that were 50 years of age or less when they died. The average age of death was 68 years.  

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Tony:  Don't be confused. We can still acknowledge the work we did to make the union strong AND pressure them - now that we are no longer members - to do the right thing for our generation. I think I make that very clear in the article! 

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