Fourth-year senior leader, returning two-time All-Big 12 honoree...All-America and Thorpe Award candidate... Athletic, fearless, vocal leader... Third-year starter moved back to safety in spring for final season... Veteran with 37 career games played (tied for seventh-most on squad) and 26 career starts (third-most on team) entering 2013 season... Team-high 207 career tackles entering 2013... Has started a team-high 26 straight games entering 2013... 2012 honorable mention All-Big 12... Timed at 4.39 in 40-yard dash... Former prep All-America from nearby Midway High School in Hewitt, Texas... Baylor's highest-rated signee in recent memory (No. 15 national recruit by ESPNU 150).
2012 (Junior): Started at nickelback/"Bear" in all 13 games, one of 10 players to start every game... Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention by league's coaches and Associated Press... Ranked seventh in Big 12 with 7.8 tackles-per-game... Totaled 102 tackles (66 solo, 5.5 for loss) on season, third-most on team... Also had two interceptions (17 yards), one sack (9 yards), three breakups and two QB hurries... Named second-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football postseason publication... Changed jersey number over final four games from 6 to 26 to honor injured senior linebacker Rodney Chadwick... Had nine tackles (five solo) in season-opening win over SMU... Made 11 stops (six solo) and had 14-yard interception in win at ULM in third game... Totaled nine tackles at No. 9 West Virginia in fourth game... Made career-high 13 tackles (eight solo and 1.5 for losses), had one nine-yard sack and added one breakup vs. TCU in fifth game... Totaled 11 stops (eight solo and one for loss) at Texas in sixth game... Recorded season's second interception (3-yard return) and had six tackles in win over Kansas in eighth game... Made 10 tackles (career-high nine solo) and had one hurry in upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game... Had four tackles (one for loss) and one PBU in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.
2011 (Sophomore): Starting nickelback in all 13 games, one of nine players to start every game... Earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from league coaches... Ranked fourth on team with 89 total tackles (56 solo), while adding 5.5 tackles-for-loss (-20 yards), three PBUs, two QB hurries, three fumble recoveries and one interception returned for TD... Tied for second in Big 12 with three fumble recoveries... Ranked 19th among Big 12 players with 6.8 tackles-per-game... Made career-first start in game one win vs. No. 14 TCU, making five tackles... Led team with nine tackles and returned career-first interception 55 yards for TD in game three win vs. Rice... Had nine tackles and six-yard TFL in game four loss at No. 14 Kansas State... Posted six tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss vs. Iowa State... Had career-high 11 tackles at No. 21 Texas A&M... Posted nine tackles and had fumble recovery in Homecoming win vs. Missouri... Had eight tackles, one TFL, one fumble recovery, one PBU and one QB hurry in win over No. 5 Oklahoma... Added eight tackles (five solo) in win over Texas Tech... Had five tackles, one fumble recovery one QB hurry in game 12 win vs. Texas... Made eight tackles (four solo) in Valero Alamo Bowl win over Washington, including two for loss (-6 yards)... Made switch from safety to hybrid nickel position during spring drills.
2010 (True Freshman): Played in 11 of 13 games as reserve safety and on special teams, missed two games due to injury... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled 16 tackles (11 solo) and one forced fumble, also returned two kickoffs for 17 yards... Saw action as reserve safety and on special teams in 10 games, played 11th exclusively on special teams... One of six true freshmen to play during 2010... Had season-high four tackles in collegiate debut in season-opening win over Sam Houston State... Tied season-high with four tackles at No. 4 TCU in third game... Left seventh game early due to injury after playing only special teams... Missed following two contests before returning to play final three regular-season games... Totaled one tackle, one forced fumble and returned two kickoffs for 17 yards vs. No. 16 Oklahoma in 12th game.... Made one assisted tackle in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.
High School: Bluechip local recruit from Midway High School in Hewitt, Texas... All-American defensive back rated No. 15 nationally on ESPNU 150 by ESPN.com... Named SuperPrep All-America and listed No. 2 defensive back nationally... Played in 2010 Under Armour All-American game in Orlando and 2010 US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio... National position ratings among safeties: No. 3 by ESPN.com, No. 10 by Rivals.com (No. 133 overall), No. 10 by Scout.com... Rated No. 2 overall prospect in Texas by SuperPrep/Scout.com... Ranked No. 7 overall recruit on Austin American-Statesman's Texas Fabulous 55 list... Also rated No. 18 overall in state by Rivals.com... No. 2-rated safety recruit in state by Dave Campbell's Texas Football... Named to Texas top 100 lists by following publications: Houston Chronicle/VYPE magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune-Herald...Selected to Waco Tribune-Herald's Super Centex All-Decade Team of 2000s... Registered more than 300 tackles in prep career... Played for head coach Kent Bachtel at Midway... Led MHS to 9-3 record as senior in 2009, named first-team All-District 16-4A safety... Made 2009 Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex team as return specialist... Earned 2008 all-state honors as junior, second team by AP and third team by TSWA... Led Midway to 12-2 record and DI quarterfinals as junior... Totaled 114 tackles, four interceptions, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks as junior... Named 2008 first-team All-District 16-4A as both safety and return specialist... As sophomore in 2007 totaled 105 tackles en route to first-team All-District 16-4A honors... Track athlete, part of Midway 4x400 meter relay squad that advanced to state track meet in 2008 as sophomore.
Personal: Son of Allen and Lisa Dixon... Full name is Ahmad D'shaad Dixon... Born Sept. 5, 1991, in Waco, Texas... Majoring in general studies.