2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see game action.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see game action.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played against Northwestern but did not record any statistics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Seminole Ridge High School • led team to a district title and an 8-3-1 record as a senior • recorded 97 tackles • posted 18 tackles-for-loss and six sacks, seven sacks, and one interception • registered 66 tackles as a junior, which included 14 tackles for loss and four sacks • coached by Matt Dickmann • listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN and 247sports.com • received a two-star rating from Scout.com • ESPN ranked him as the No. 84 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 138 player in Florida.
PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1995 • son of Rayfield and Angela Dixon • has three siblings.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.