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RAPID CITY - The Black Hills Red Dogs have signed two quarterbacks - Chris Dixon and Frank Borba - for the upcoming United Indoor Football season.

Dixon attended college at Humboldt State, where he was a three-time Division II National Player of the Week, two-time all-conference player, two-time team MVP while leading the conference in passing yards per game and total offense per game.

Dixon has played indoors in the NAFL with the Eastside Hawks. He was honored as a three-time minor league football player of the week, national championship game offensive MVP, Northwest All-American first team member and Northwest Football League Rookie of the Year. He also led the Hawks to their first NAFL and American Football Association national championships.

Before joining the Hawks, Dixon played for the Oakland Vipers of the Golden State Amateur Football League, where he holds the record for the most passing yards in a single game (471).

Borba, originally from California, went to college at Menio College before playing for the Central Valley Coyotes of the AF2 in 2004.

In 2003, Borbo was named D3Football.com's Player of the Week three times, as well as being named to the All-West Region team.

He finished ninth in the country in total offense, 12th in scoring offense and 13th in passing offense in the 2003 season at Menio College.

Borba was a wide receiver in his junior year before taking over at quarterback his senior season, where he completed 201 of 316 passes for 2,748 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Phillips P.A. announcer

The Red Dogs have also announced that Magic 93.9-KKML radio's Kevin Phillips has been hired as the public address announcer for the upcoming season.

He was the original P.A. announcer for the Black Hills Machine and the Rapid City Red Dogs, and returns after taking a year off.

This will be Phillips' 25th year as a public address announcer.

The Black Hills Red Dogs will open their season this Saturday in Sioux City against the Bandits.

The Red Dogs' home opener will be on March 26 against their longtime rival, the Sioux Falls Storm.

Popular local band D.D. and the Fayrohs will be performing before the game and during halftime.

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