Third-year junior, returning starter at hybrid nickelback/"Bear"
position... Veteran with 24 career games played (including 13 straight
starts), athletic, fearless, vocal leader... Selected 2012 All-Big 12 in Athlon
Sports and Phil Steele preseason publications... Also named preseason
first-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football... 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).
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 tacklesfor-
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
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.