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#87 Taylor Dixon
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
City/State: Wauneta, Neb.
High School: Wauneta-Palisade

Honors and Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012)
  • Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2009)

2012 Outlook
Taylor Dixon enters his senior season hoping to make a push for playing time at receiver. The 5-11, 195-pound Dixon has added depth at the receiver spot throughout his career. A walk-on from Wauneta, Neb., Dixon has been a strong performer in the classroom, being named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times and to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll the past two semesters. Dixon is on track to earn his degree in fisheries and wildlife in December of 2012.

2011 (Junior)
Dixon was a reserve receiver and played in NU’s win over Iowa.

2010 (Sophomore)
Dixon was a backup receiver, but did not see action.

2009 (Redshirt)
Dixon provided depth in the receiving corps, but did not appear in a game. 

Before Nebraska (Wauneta-Palisade HS)
Dixon had a stellar career at Wauneta-Palisade High School, where he rushed for better than 1,000 yards three seasons in a row in the eight-man ranks, and also passed for 1,000 yards his senior season. For his efforts, Dixon earned first-team all-state honors in Class D-1 by the Omaha World-Herald. Dixon was also a basketball standout, earning honorable-mention Class D-1 all-state honors from the World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Dixon finished sixth in the 400 and fourth in the 200 at the Class D state track meet his senior year.

Personal
Taylor is the son of Brad and Mindi Dixon, and was born on Oct. 27, 1989. A fisheries and wildlife major, Dixon earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2012. Dixon has volunteered his time with team hospital visits and as a speaker during American Education Week.