UNLV: The former starting quarterback for the Rebels counts as a returning starter on defense as a senior ... A tough and athletic gridder who came from a state championship prep program in Arizona ... Expected to battle for time at strong safety this fall.
2009: Played in 11 games, including starting seven ... Finished ninth on team with 36 total tackles, including 1.5 for loss ... Tied with two others for team lead with two forced fumbles.
2008: Lettered on defense by playing nine games ... Totaled five tackles in new role ... Switched to defense on the first day of fall camp and gradually learned new position.
2007: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games ... Earned the starting job during the preseason and started the first seven games ... Later regained his starting spot for the final two games after Omar Clayton broke his hand vs. SDSU ... Completed 159 of 299 passing attempts (53.2) and led squad with 1,873 yards passing and ranked second on team with 324 net rushing yards ... Tossed eight touchdowns and eight interceptions ... Ranked sixth in the MWC and 82nd nationally with 183.1 total offensive yards per game ... Finished eighth in the league and 91st in the country with 156.1 passing YPG ... Became first freshman quarterback in UNLV history to lead his team to a season-opening victory when he rallied Rebels past Utah State 23-16 ... Became fifth quarterback in school history to rush for 100 net yards in a game with 129 on 22 carries vs. Aggies ... That effort included a season-long 45-yard scamper and a 15-yard scoring run ... Nearly led team to an upset of No. 5 Wisconsin in Week Two when he completed 23-36 attempts for 258 yards and a score in the 20-13 final ... Threw for a career-high 274 yards on 23-37 passing at Air Force ... Also rushed for a TD as part of 56-yard ground day vs. the Falcons ... Tossed a career-best three TDs in loss to SDSU in home finale.
2006: Redshirted after enrolling full-time in January.
2005: Grayshirted after signing with UNLV in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Hamilton HS ... Tabbed 2004 PrepStar All-West Region ... Threw for 2,100 yards and 25 touchdowns against just four interceptions as a senior ... Carried the ball for 745 yards and 12 scores in 2004 ... First team Class 5A All-State at QB ... Quarterbacked the Huskies to back-to-back state 5A championships in 2003 and 2004, going 13-1 each season under coach John Wrenn ... Named Fiesta Region Player of the Year as a senior ... Named the Arizona Informant Player of the Year ... East Valley Tribune tabbed him first team quarterback ... Passed for 1,888 yards and 24 TDs vs. just five picks as a junior while also rushing for 465 yards ... Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball as a point guard. PERSONAL: Travis Alan Dixon was born on Feb. 1, 1987, in Mesa, AZ ... The son of Roger and Ann Dixon ... Has a younger brother, JT ... Majoring in communication studies.
DIXON'S STATS DEFENSIVE YEAR GP-GS UT AT TT TFL INT PBU FF 2009 11-7 22 14 36 1.5-4 0 2 2 2008 7-0 0 5 5 0-0 0 0 0 TOTAL 18-7 22 19 41 1.5-4 0 2 2