BIO: Second-team all-conference selection in ‘03 after leading the Gators with 115/3/7. Sat out the 2002 season with a shoulder injury and was a top backup as a junior.
POSITIVES: Tough, run-defending safety and leader on the Gator defense. Quick in his head, takes good angles to the action and closes on the play with a burst of speed. Constantly around the ball, wrap-up tackling and always a willing participant in the action. Plays heads-up football and displays adequate skills in zone coverage.
NEGATIVES: Best in a straight line. Lacks the speed to make plays sideline-to-sideline. Marginal skills over the slot receiver.
ANALYSIS: An aggressive strong safety, Dixon would be effective in a two-deep or zone defensive scheme.