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Anthony Dixon’s Performance Gives Him First Shot at Backup RB Role

When Anthony Dixon was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, it seemed like the San Francisco 49ers were going for a big back to use in goal line situations and also to push backup running back Glen Coffee. 

Sometimes things don't go the way they are planned. In this case, Coffee retired at the age of 23. With Michael Robinson as the backup running back by default, he still needed a big game against the Indianapolis Colts, so the 49ers had some confidence with him being the back up. 

That didn't go so well for Robinson when he fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, but later made up for the fumble by rushing for a touchdown. Robinson ended up carrying the ball five times for 13 yards for a 2.7 yard per carry avera...

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