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    Dan Dixon
    Dan Dixon

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tulsa, Okla.

    High School:
    Cascia Hall

    Last College:
    Oklahoma

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200

    Position:
    DB

    Birthdate:
    01/12/1983



    General: Played two seasons at Northwestern, both as a graduate student ... Returned for 2007 season after being granted a medical hardship for his first year of college football at Cornell ... Joined Northwestern in 2006 after graduating from Oklahoma in the spring (2006) and enrolling in graduate school at Northwestern ... Started collegiate career at Cornell University before transferring to Oklahoma in 2003.

    2007: Named to NFF's National Honor Society team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Backup defensive back ... Played in all 12 games ... Totaled four tackles, three of which came in the season's final four games ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week vs. Duke.

    2006: Played in 9 of 12 games (special teams) and notched one tackle ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week (vs. Penn State).

    At Oklahoma (2003-05): Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Earned OU's 2005 Derrick Shepard Award (for inspirational play) ... Played on special teams.

    High School: A four-year letterwinner in football (running back/safety) and track (100/200/400) at Cascia Hall Prep ... Helped lead the Commandoes to the state title (Class 3A) his junior year ... Scored Cascia's winning TD in the 1999 title game ... Honorable mention all-state selection ... Member of Tulsa's All-Metro team ... Team captain his junior and senior seasons ... Led Cascia to a four-year record of 44-8 ... Participated in the Jim Thorpe All-Star game ... Member of the state champion 4x400 relay team his sophomore year ... Placed second in the same event at state finals his junior and senior seasons ... Four-year member of school's Silver Honor Roll ... Coached by Joe Medina.

    Personal: Born Dan R. Dixon on 1/12/83 ... Son of Becky Dixon and Richard Dixon ... Mother, Becky, was a broadcaster for ABC's "Wide World of Sports" and the Big Ten Conference's first female sideline reporter ... Father, Richard, played football at Tulsa ... Enrolled in NU's master's program for public policy and administration.

    Dixon's Career Stats

    TACKLES                G    UA     A Total    TFL-Yds    PD   FF   FR Blkd
    2006................   9     1     0     1    0.0-0       0    0    0    0
    2007................  12     2     2     4    0.0-0       1    0    0    0
    TOTAL...............  21     3     2     5    0.0-0       1    0    0    0