Breon Dixon joined the Nebraska football program in January after spending his freshman season at the University of Mississippi. Barring a waiver from the NCAA, Dixon will have to sit out the 2018 season due to transfer rules.
Before Nebraska (Peachtree Ridge HS/Grayson HS/Ole Miss)
Dixon appeared in six games as a true freshman at Mississippi in 2017, finishing the season with five tackles. He helped Ole Miss to a 6-6 record, finishing with at least one tackle in three games, including a season-high three tackles at Alabama.
Dixon came to Ole Miss after a standout prep career in Georgia. An Under Armour High School All-American, Dixon was a consensus four-star recruit and was ranked among the nation’s top 150 overall players and top 10 linebackers by ESPN. In the Under Armour All-America Game, Dixon led Team Highlight with three tackles for loss.
As a senior at Grayson High School, Dixon totaled 64 tackles, two interceptions, 12 sacks and more than 20 tackles for loss. He helped Grayson to a 14-1 record and the 2016 Georgia 7A state title. He spent his first three seasons at Peachtree Ridge High School, recording 12 sacks and four interceptions as a junior.
Breon was born on Sept. 16, 1998, and is the son of Tomeka Lockhart and Lee Dixon.