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DT, 6-3, 295, Vero Beach, Fla.
(Sebring HS/Garden City [Kan.] CC)
Kevin Dixon is one of two defensive line standouts from Garden City (Kan.) Community College in the Huskers' 2007 signing class, joining teammate Shukree Barfield. A native of Vero Beach, Fla., Dixon is one of seven defensive line signees in this year's class and one of six players to join the Husker program from the junior college ranks. In 2006, 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. 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 is ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 40 overall junior college recruit by the service. Scout.com lists Dixon as a three-star recruit, while SuperPrep Magazine ranks him as the 79th-best JUCO prospect in the country. 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 and Barfield come 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 has two seasons of eligibility with the Huskers. He is the son of Tonya McCoy and was born on May 7, 1987. Dixon chose Nebraska over Louisville, South Florida and Texas A&M.