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Prospect Profile: Kenneth Dixon

Running back| Louisiana Tech| Senior

Height:5-foot-10 | Weight: 215 pounds

College Stats

2015: recorded 197 carries for 1,070 yards and 19 touchdowns; added 34 receptions for 467 yards and seven scores; 2015 First Team All-Conference USA; 2015 First Team All-Louisiana; 2015 Doak Walker Award Watch List; 2015 Maxwell Award Watch List

Career: ran for school records of 4,480 yards and 72 touchdowns; caught 88 passes for 972 yards and 15 touchdowns; finished second in NCAA history in overall touchdowns scored (87) behind Keenan Reynolds (Navy, 88, 2012-15); tied the NCAA record with 38 games played with a touchdown scored; his 72 rushing touchdowns ranks tied for fourth in NCAA history with Ricky Williams (Texas, 1995-98); his 522 points scored ranks second in NCAA history behind the record of 530 scored by Reynolds; 2014 All-Conference USA Second Team; 2014 All-Louisiana First Team; 2013 Second Team All-Conference USA; 2012 Freshman All-America; 2012 WAC Freshman of the Year; 2012 First Team All-WAC; 2012 Louisiana Freshman of the Year; 2012 First Team All-Louisiana

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.58 seconds

Bench press: 18 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inches

Vertical jump: 37.5 inches (4th among RBs)

3-cone drill: 6.97 seconds (3rd among RBs)

20-yard shuttle: 4.28 seconds

60-yard shuttle: 11.50 seconds (tied for 4th among RBs)


Summary:Dixon is a consistent producer who topped 900 yards four straight seasons in college. He possesses outstanding athletic ability and can also catch passes out of the backfield. Not the biggest running back but has a powerful build. 

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports said Dixon also has a high football IQ as he "runs and reads with decisiveness. Physical when going north-south to keep his feet and gain every inch, giving it all he has on each run. Knows where the chains are and understands situational football. Heady, tough blocker, using his base strength and a mean attitude, identifying blitzers pre-snap."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has consistently ranked Dixon as his fourth-best running back. Fellow analyst Bucky Brooks also has Dixon as the No. 4 prospect at the position. Daniel Jeremiah didn't rank Dixon in his list of the top 50 prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Record setter: Not only does Dixon hold the Louisiana Tech school record for rushing yards and touchdowns, he also holds Arkansas high school state

single-season records of 3,153 yards and 39 touchdowns.

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