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2008 Outlook
Senior defensive lineman Kevin Dixon was one of several defenders to make a strong impression on the new Nebraska coaching staff during spring practice. Dixon had an outstanding winter conditioning session and showed his increased strength and quickness during spring ball. The Florida native enters fall camp looking to battle for a starting job on a defensive line that returns all four starters. He has the versatility to play either interior position.

The 6-3, 280-pound Dixon saw significant playing time in his first season in the Nebraska program in 2007. A transfer student-athlete, Dixon was a teammate of fellow Husker senior defensive lineman Shukree Barfield at Garden City (Kan.) Community College.

2007 (Junior)
Dixon played in all 12 games, earning starts against Wake Forest, USC, Ball State and Oklahoma State. Dixon finished the season with 19 tackles, including 11 solo stops and had three tackles for loss. In the season opener against Nevada, Dixon made a tackle and intercepted a pass in the Husker victory. Dixon started in place of an injured Ty Steinkuhler the next three weeks, beginning with a two-tackle effort at Wake Forest.

Dixon played his best football in a three-game stretch against Iowa State, Missouri and Oklahoma State, accounting for 12 of his 19 tackles. He had a season-high six tackles at Missouri and had three tackles each against ISU and OSU, including a tackle for loss in each game. He had his final tackle for loss against Kansas State, when he also recorded a quarterback hurry.

Before Nebraska (Garden City CC/Sebring HS)
Dixon recorded 42 tackles, eight sacks, another nine tackles for loss and forced a pair of fumbles in helping the BroncBusters to a 6-4 record in 2006. For his efforts, Dixon earned honorable-mention All-America honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association.

In his first year at Garden City, Dixon racked up 34 tackles, including 22 solo stops, five sacks and seven tackles for loss. Dixon was ranked among the top 80 overall junior-college prospects in the country by both Rivals.com and SuperPrep Magazine.

Before his career at Garden City CC, Dixon was a standout for Sebring High School in Vero Beach, Fla. In addition to his football accolades, Dixon was an all-county selection in basketball. Dixon came to Nebraska from a school with past connections with the Huskers. Among the Garden City products to join the Husker program were Kareem Moss and Eric Alford, who both went on to professional careers. Dixon chose Nebraska over Louisville, South Florida and Texas A&M.

Personal
Kevin is the son of Tonya McCoy and was born on May 7, 1987. He is majoring in sociology. Dixon has volunteered his time with local hospital visits.

Dixon's Career Statistics

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Tackles

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2007

12/4

11

8

19

3-11

0-0

1-0

0

0

1-0

2

Totals

12/4

11

8

19

3-11

0-0

1-0

0

0

1-0

2

Single-Game Highs
Tackles6 at Missouri, 2007
Solo Tackles4 at Missouri, 2007
Tackles for Loss-1, three times in 2007