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Cleveland Football Greats to Meet Fans at Mountaineer

For Immediate Release

Fri, Aug 12, 2016


Ali Odom



Free and open to the public: Legendary football players Hanford Dixon, Felix Wright and Greg Pruitt

Saturday, August 20th -- Football legends Hanford Dixon, Felix Wright and Greg Pruitt will be at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing with fans. 

The event will take place from 2pm to 4pm in the Mountaineer ballroom. It is free and open to the public. 

Hanford Dixon, Felix Wright, and Greg Pruitt are synonymous with Cleveland football because of their devotion to the city, the team’s fans, and their outstanding NFL careers. 

  • Dixon, a former cornerback was a first round draft pick in the 1981 NFL Draft and played for Cleveland for eight years. He is credited for giving the name of the “Dawg Pound” to a section of Cleveland football’s stadium where the fans are well-known for their enthusiasm on game days.
  •  Known for his interceptions, Wright played as a safety in the NFL for seven years including five in Cleveland.
  • Pruitt spent twelve years in the NFL as a running back, was selected for five Pro-Bowls (four while playing for member of Cleveland) and made the tear-away jersey famous. 

These iconic Cleveland players made history on the field and now they are about to give Mountaineer a taste of what has made them be so admired by football fans for decades. 

With the opportunity to meet fan favorites, get pictures taken with them, and have memorabilia signed by these sports legends, this is an event any football fanatic will not want to miss.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer online at, follow on social media at,, or call 1-800-804-0468.


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