Breon Dixon joined the Nebraska football program in January after spending his freshman season at the University of Mississippi. Dixon is a versatile defender who could see action at multiple positions, and he spent spring practice working at outside linebacker. Dixon showed the ability to be a disruptive force at the line of scrimmage, while also being able to drop into pass coverage.
Dixon is expected to compete for significant playing time in 2018, after he received an NCAA waiver that made him immediately eligible to play for the Huskers this fall. Dixon was a high school All-American before spending one season at Ole Miss.
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. He has not declared a major.