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Antonio Dixon

position

Defensive Tackle

Height

6-3

Weight

338 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Booker T. Washington HS

CAREER: Three-year letterman who has played in 27 games, making five starts. Has career totals of 40 tackles (14 solo), with 5.5 tackles for loss, five QB pressures, 2.5 sacks and a pass breakup

2007 (JUNIOR): Played in nine games and made four starts. Finished with career highs in every statistical category … 21 tackles (eight solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, three QB pressures, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup … Played in the defensive tackle rotation on 34 downs, making one assisted tackle and one deflected pass against Oklahoma … Started and played on 29 downs, making a season-high six tackles (one solo), with one tackle for a loss in win over Texas A&M … Started at left defensive tackle and had one of the finest games of his career, posting six tackles (four solo), with 1.5 sacks and three QB pressures in win over Duke … Started at defensive tackle and saw action on 15 plays, making one tackle for loss and one assisted tackle at North Carolina…Started at defensive tackle and made two solo tackles at Boston College in season finale.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, starting the final two games…Finished with 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and two QB pressures…Played mostly on run downs … Made his first collegiate start vs. Boston College on Thanksgiving night … Tallied six tackles (two solo), with one tackle for loss and one QB pressure…Also started against Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl, making two solo tackles.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Earned valuable playing time as a true freshman, often in key short-yardage and goal-line situations…Played in eight games, making seven tackles (three solo) and two QB pressures…In his first collegiate game, the season opener at Florida State, saw limited action in goal-line and short-yardage situations (four plays, one tackle)…Played again in the goal-line and short-yard defenses for two plays in the next game at Clemson…Saw limited action in the fourth quarter vs. South Florida, Duke and Temple (one tackle)…Played three snaps at Virginia Tech…Played as a reserve defensive tackle in the fourth quarter of the Wake Forest game, seeing action on a season-high 24 plays and registering four tackles (one solo), with a QB pressure…Played sparingly in the Peach Bowl vs. LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played both offensive and defensive line, grading out at better than 90 percent in his blocking assignments as a senior in 2003…On defense, made 62 tackles and 10.5 sacks…Had eight sacks as a junior…In 2004, ranked as the No. 19 player in Florida by Rivals.com, and was the No. 7 prep school prospect in 2005 by Rivals.com…Ranked as the No. 23 defensive tackle in 2005 by Scout.com…In his only season at Milford Prep in 2004, finished with 77 tackles, including a team-high 21 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks (tied for best on the team)…Team finished with an 11-1 record…Chose Miami over Florida, Florida State, Rutgers and South Florida…Coached in high school by Tim Harris.

ANTONIO DIXON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP/GS TT UT AT TFL QBP Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2005 8/0 7 3 4 0-0 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2006 11/2 14 5 9 2-3 2 1-3 0 0-0 0 0-0
2007 9/4 21 8 13 3.5-16 3 1.5-12 0 0-0 1 0-0
Totals 27/5 40 14 26 5.5-19 7 2.5-15 0 0-0 1 0-0

ANTONIO DIXON’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles6 (vs. Texas A&M and Duke 2007)
Solo4 (vs. Duke 2007)
Assists5 (vs. Texas A&M 2007)
Sacks1.5 (vs. Duke 2007)