Hixon honed his skills as a Wide Receiver and Return specialist at Arkon college. Those skills lead to Hixon being selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. After a short stint with the Broncos, Hixon signed with the New York Giants, were he took over the main kickoff returning duties. Hixon made an immediate impact by returning a kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown in the Giants' 2007 regular season finale against then undefeated New England Patriots. Hixon would later go on to play for the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears but his talented career was cut short after two unfortunate ACL injuries, but it would not be before winning two Super Bowl rings with the Giants.