2013 ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2013 ALL-BIG 12, UNANIMOUS FIRST TEAM
2014 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
2014 SENIOR BOWL
2012 ALL-BIG 12, HONORABLE MENTION
2011 ALL-BIG 12, HONORABLE MENTION
All-American safety and three-year starter, made 288 career tackles, 12 breakups and four interceptions... Played in 2014 Senior Bowl... 2014 NFL Scouting Combine invitee... Member of senior class that played in four straight bowl games for first time in school history and earned program's first Big 12 Championship and BCS Bowl berth in 2013... Started 38 (26 at hybrid LB/DB, 12 at safety) of 50 career games played... Named first-team All-America as senior in 2013, two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2012 and 2011... Local Waco native and former prep All-American, highest rated recruit to Baylor in several years (No. 15 national recruit by ESPNU 150)... Timed at 4.39 in 40-yard dash... Passionate, vocal, leader.
2013 (Senior): Started 12 of 13 games at safety, earned All-America honors... Named first-team All-American by Sporting News and AFCA, second-team by AP, CBSSports.com and Lindy's, third-team by Phil Steele and honorable mention by SI.com... Consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection... Totaled 81 tackles (53 solo, two for loss), six PBUs, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick... 81 tackles ranked second on squad... Made eight tackles (six solo and one for loss) in season-opening win over Wofford... Had five tackles and blocked PAT attempt in win over Buffalo in second game... Made four stops and one PBU in first half of win over ULM in third game, missed second half due to bruised forearm... Had eight tackles and late game-sealing interception in road win at K-State in fifth game... Made four solo stops and two PBUs in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Led squad with seven tackles in win at Kansas in seventh game... Made team-high 10 tackles (seven solo) including one for loss, and breakup in win over No. 12 Oklahoma in eighth game... Had team-high eight tackles (six solo), forced fumble and recovered fumble in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game... Made three tackles in win at TCU in 11th game before being ejected for targeting... Sat out first half of 12th game vs. Texas (only non-start of season), played second half but had no tackles in historic win over 23rd-ranked Longhorns that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS bowl berth... Led team with 11 tackles (seven solo) in Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF... Moved back to original position of safety in spring after playing two seasons (2011 and 2012) as hybrid LB/DB.
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... Majored in general studies.