Nix, a Haida Indian from Hydaburg, became Alaska’s first professional football player in the 1920s. He was a lineman who played for the legendary Hominy Indians of Oklahoma before and after a brief stint in the NFL that consisted of three games at guard with the 1926 Buffalo Rangers. In 1927, Nix was part of an undefeated Hominy team that defeated the New York Giants three weeks after the Giants had claimed the NFL championship.