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Breon Dixon Leaving Huskers


April 26, 2019

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Nebraska Linebacker Breon Dixon

Nebraska football will be a bit more thin at outside linebacker in 2019, after sophomore outside linebacker Breon Dixon announced on Wednesday night that he will enter his name into the transfer portal and transfer from Nebraska.

Dixon announced his decision to transfer on Twitter on Wednesday night.

"I would first like to start off by saying thank you to the University of Nebraska and the coaching staff, especially Coach Frost for believing in me through this process." Dixon wrote on Twitter. "Contrary to belief, we had a conversation and mutually chose that that I had to do what's best for my future at this point and find a school and scheme that better fits my skill set and playing style. With that being said, I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal and leave it in God's hands. I have three more crucial years left and have to do what's best in my life and for my family. I do have the utmost respect for this program and everything that's going to come. Thank you for the lifelong relationships and the strength staff for making me who I am today. Thank you Nebraska."

The decision to transfer brings to an end a brief career at Nebraska that was full of intrigue, but not much production on the field. Dixon transferred from Ole Miss in January 2018 and gained immediately eligibility.

The Georgia native appeared in four games, primarily on special teams, and preserved his redshirt season in 2018. Dixon's lone tackle of his time at Nebraska came in 2018 in the regular season finale against Iowa on kickoff coverage.

Prior to Nebraska, Dixon played one season at Ole Miss, appearing in six games in 2017. Dixon made five tackles that season after arriving at Ole Miss as a four-star recruit out of Grayson High School in Georgia.

At Nebraska, Dixon was never able to crack the depth chart at Nebraska, in part because of his size. Dixon played safety at Georgia at 205 pounds, and made the move to outside linebacker at Nebraska where he was expected to provide a different look on defense.

Last summer, Luke Gifford said Dixon provided a different look than other bigger outside linebackers.


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