|No. 4 - Seattle Seahawks|
|Born:||4 January 1996|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Kirrawee High School|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 149|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Born in Sydney, Dickson first played soccer in his youth before switching to Australian rules football at the age of 9. In his first year of playing Australian rules football, he earned the Golden Boot award for having the best kicking. He excelled in Australian football while playing for the University of New South Wales in the local Sydney AFL competition and was subsequently placed in the Sydney Swans talent academy as a teenager. He continued to play for UNSW and the Swans reserves in the North East Australian Football League in an attempt to be drafted to a professional AFL team but was overlooked at the 2014 AFL draft. Dickson's Australian football career highlight occurred when he was chosen to play for the Swans in the 2014 NEAFL Grand Final. The Swans were defeated by a two-point margin in the final.
In 2015, at the age of 19, he moved to Melbourne to trial with Prokick Australia, a coaching program designed to help aspiring kickers and punters cross the Pacific and crack American football. Through his Prokick Australia experience, he was picked up by the University of Texas as a punter by head coach Charlie Strong.
In his first season with the Longhorns, Dickson had 77 punts for 3,179 net yards for a 41.3 average in 2015. In the 2016 season, he had 65 punts for 3,079 net yards for a 47.4 average. In 2017, Dickson won the Ray Guy Award and was a unanimous All-American. Dickson was named MVP of the 2017 Texas Bowl. In his junior season, he had 84 punts for 3,984 net yards for a 47.4 average. In late December 2017, it was announced that Dickson would forgo his senior year at Texas in favor of the 2018 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size|
|6 ft 2+3⁄8 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Dickson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. With minutes remaining at fourth-and-8 from their own three-yard line, Dickson was instructed to waste time in the end zone before giving up an intentional safety. Instead, he received the snap and ran it nine yards for the first down to seal the win. The play was later dubbed "The Aussie Sweep." Dickson was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November 2018.
In addition to punting, Dickson has used the previously obscure drop kick maneuver on kickoffs, both onside and the standard deep kick for the Seahawks. In the 2018 season, including the playoffs Dickson punted 80 times for 3,759 yards, averaging 48.2 yards per punt, the second highest in the league.
In Week 2 of the 2020 season against the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, Dickson punted four times (50 yard average) with all four of them landing inside the 20 yard line during the 35-30 win. He was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Week 2. In Week 15 against the Washington Football Team, Dickson punted four times, all landing inside the 20-yard-line, earning another NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor.