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Dana Dixon
Dana Dixon

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Renaissance

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 170

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L


Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2010 | 2011


Will make the transition from cornerback to wide receiver during spring practice.

2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in nine games, primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . collected a career-high three tackles and broke up a pass in the win over Indiana.

2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in six games to earn his first letter . . . recorded one tackle against Illinois . . . recorded a solo tackle in his collegiate debut against Western Michigan.

2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 70) . . . rated among the nation's top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 70) . . . ranked among the state's top prospects by The Detroit News (No. 17), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Rivals.com (No. 25) and Detroit Free Press (No. 27) . . . first-team All-Detroit selection by the Detroit Free Press . . . played for Coach Antonio Watts at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. . . . recorded 38 tackles (14 solos, 24 assists) and six interceptions as a senior . . . didn't allow a touchdown pass in 2008 . . . posted two interceptions each vs. Denby Tech and Pershing . . . matched his career high with nine tackles (7 solos, 2 assists) vs. Ford to go along with an interception . . . made eight stops (4 solos, 4 assists) and picked off a pass vs. Mumford . . . caught 14 passes for 222 yards (15.9 avg.) and one touchdown as a senior . . . averaged 34.6 yards on 20 punts in 2008, including a season-long 45-yarder . . . registered 39 tackles (14 solos, 25 assists) and two interceptions as a junior . . . had a career-best nine stops vs. Denby Tech in 2007 . . . also had 10 receptions for 189 yards (18.9 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . averaged 34.1 yards on 28 punts in 2007, including a career-long 69-yarder and 10 kicks downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line . . . contributed 25 tackles (10 solos, 15 assists) as a sophomore . . . high school teammate of Spartan freshman linebacker Chris Norman . . . member of Renaissance's state-record 4x100 relay son of Susan Dixon . . . born May 16, 1991 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.

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