SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers have signed running back Anthony Dixon, a sixth-round draft pick, to a four-year deal.
The deal was announced Monday.
Dixon was taken 173rd overall out of Mississippi State, where he became the school’s career rushing leader with 3,994 yards. Dixon holds Mississippi State records of 42 touchdowns and 910 carries in 49 games — including 48 starts.
He set the Bulldogs’ single-season rushing mark as a senior with 1,391 yards — second in the Southeastern Conference — to go with 12 touchdowns.
He is the third of San Francisco’s eight 2010 draft picks to sign.
The Associated Press