Domenik Hixon is a special teams player and backup receiver for the New York Giants. After playing his college football for Akron, he was picked by the Denver Broncos as the 130th overall choice in round four of the 2006 NFL Draft. While at Akron, he was Second-team All-MAC in 2005.
After playing with the Broncos for the 2006 season and part of 2007, he was signed by the Giants when Denver released him after the fourth game of the 2007 season. He was pressed into service by New York as a kickoff return specialist. He was a member of the 2007 Giants’ Super Bowl XLII championship team. As of 2009, Hixon made 59 receptions of 788 receiving yards. His total return yards scored to 2,496 and 5 touchdowns.
At six-foot-two and 182 pounds, Hixon has a fairly tall but slender frame. He possesses fine toughness when covering kicks and is also a fairly good kickoff return man. At this point, he is still pretty much a straight-line athlete, working to develop his skills as a pass route runner.