Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2020)

Will Nixon played in three games in 2021, including making his Nebraska debut in the win over Fordham. He caught the first pass of his career with a five-yard reception against Northwestern and also played against Buffalo.

2020 (Freshman)
Nixon suffered a season-ending injury during the summer and sat out his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Midway HS)
Nixon is one of two Texas wide receivers in Nebraska’s freshman class. He joined the Huskers as a wide receiver after primarily playing running back in his senior season at Midway High School.

Nixon’s versatility was on display as a senior when he accounted for 2,087 yards from scrimmage and 29 total touchdowns. Despite beginning the year at wide receiver, Nixon rushed for 1,837 yards and 27 touchdowns, and he also totaled 250 receiving yards en route to earning district MVP honors. As a junior, Nixon primarily lined up at wide receiver and caught 40 passes for 500 yards and rushed 25 times for 400 yards with 10 total touchdowns. 

Nixon was regarded as a three-star prospect and was ranked among the nation’s top 100 wide receivers by Rivals. He chose Nebraska over Baylor, Kansas State, Notre Dame and Penn State, among several others.

Will is the son of Jeff and Laura Nixon, and he was born on Sept. 7, 2001. He is majoring in computer engineering.