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#2   Andre Dixon

Redshirt Junior
Tailback
6-1, 208
New Brunswick, N.J.
New Brunswick

A redshirt junior and 2007 All-BIG EAST pick who will be one of UConn’s top tailbacks this fall.

 

Career: Appeared in 15 games with eight starts … Gained 828 yards on 167 carries with three touchdowns … Boasts 24 career receptions for 28- yards and one score … Has also returned 12 kickoffs for 213 yards.

 

2007: Appeared in 11 games with eight starts … Named second-team All-BIGEAST … Led the team with 828 rushing yards on 167 carries (5.0 avg.) with three touchdowns … Also caught 24 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown, the most receiving yards by a UConn running back in the FBS era … Shared the team’s Offensive MVP award after the season with fellow tailback Donald Brown … Picked up three offensive game balls during the season … Had four 100-yard rushing games … Had 209 all-purpose yards in the win over USF (Oct. 27) with 167 rushing on 32 carries and 42 through the air on three grabs … That came on the heels of a 170 all-purpose effort against Louisville (Oct. 19) in which he gained 115 rushing with a season-high 55 receiving yards. His fourth quarter touchdown capped UConn’s stirring 21-17 come-from-behind win over the Cardinals … Scored both rushing and receiving against Akron (Sept. 29), gaining 116 yards rushing on just 12 carries to accompany 52 receiving yards on four grabs … After missing the first two games, had 129 yards on 21 carries against Temple (Sept. 15).

 

2006: Played in four games, making his debut at South Florida (Oct. 7) and then appearing in each of the final three contests as a kickoff returner … Had 12 kick returns for 213 yards (17.8 average) … Named the Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Army game (Oct. 14).

 

2005: Redshirted.

 

High School: Rushed for 1,018 yards as a senior with 20 touchdowns … Named second team All-State and first team All-Area as a senior in 2004 … Helped New Brunswick to a 33-2 record from 2002-04, including the 2003 state championship and three straight conference titles … Earned four varsity football letters … Was a high school teammate and next door neighbor of former Husky Marvin Taylor … Member of the school’s Honor Roll.

 

Personal Profile: Andre Jamar Dixon … Born on February 19, 1986 … A sociology major.

 

YEAR   GP-GS ATT      YDS     TD        AVG     REC     YDS     TD

2006   4-0        0        0        0        0.0     0        0        0

2007   11-8   167     828        3        5.0     24      280     1

Totals 15-8   167     828         3          5.0      24        280     1

 

ANDRE DIXON’S CAREER HIGHS

Most Carries:  32, vs. USF 10/27/07

Most Rushing Yards: 167, vs. USF 10/27/07       

Longest Run:  55, vs. Akron 9/30/07

Most TD runs: 1, 3x, last vs. Syracuse, 11/17/07

Most Receptions: 6, at Cincinnati 11/10/07

Most Receiving Yards: 55, vs. Louisville, 10/19/07

Longest Reception: 36, vs. Louisville, 10/19/07

Most TD rec.: 1, vs. Akron 9/30/07


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