An All-BIG EAST performer in 2007, will look to help fill the role of Donald Brown, who led the country in rushing last year.
Career: UConn's top statistical returning tailback with 25 games played and eight starts ... Has 865 career rushing yards.
2008: Was the second tailback behind Brown ... Also saw some time on special teams ... Had nine carries on the season for 37 yards ... Had six carries for 38 yards in win at Syracuse (Nov. 15).
2007: Appeared in 11 games with eight starts ... Named second-team All-BIG EAST ... 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).
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 ... Member of the school's Honor Roll.
Personal Profile: Andre Jamar Dixon ... Born on February 19, 1986 ... A sociology major.
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