Returns to the South Plains for his junior season at Texas Tech ... was a freshman All-American for the Red Raiders in 2005.
CISCO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Cisco Junior College in Cisco, Texas ... an aggressive, physical presence up front, he racked up 26 total tackles, including six for loss and two sacks, appearing in 10 games during his rookie season at Tech ... played the 2007 season at Cisco Junior College, finishing with 68 total tackles (45 solo) and leading the defense with nine sacks, while also forcing two fumbles and recording an interception in just nine games ... an honorable mention All-Conference choice for a Wrangler team that finished with a 7-3 record and an average margin of victory of 17.3 points ... regarded as a four-star prospect and the No. 15 overall player in the nation on Rivals.com's Junior College Top 50 for 2008 ... rated a four-star prospect and the No. 11 junior college defensive end by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 12 defender and No. 18 overall player on the SuperPrep JUCO 100 for 2008 ... chose Tech over Louisville and TCU, but held offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas as a prep in 2005.
2005 - FRESHMAN SEASON
CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America Second Team ... season-high eight tackles in win over Oklahoma ... also had a tackle for loss ... made five tackles, including two solo, against Oklahoma State ... had an assisted tackle at Baylor ... assisted on a tackle at Texas ... had a tackle for loss against Kansas State ... registered a quarterback hurry against Nebraska ... solid outing in backup role against Kansas ... logged two solo tackles, including a sack ... also had a forced fumble ... returned to the lineup against Indiana State ... start against the Sycamores was the earliest for a true freshman during Leach's tenure at Tech ... led the team with six tackles ... also had two tackles for loss ... missed the Sam Houston game with an injury ... one of four true freshmen to see action in the opener against Florida International ... immediate impact player who logged two tackles and a sack for nine yards lost in his debut ... also had a quarterback hurry.
LUFKIN HIGH SCHOOL
Lufkin High School in Lufkin, Texas ... Five-Star recruit; Top 150 overall nationally (Max Emfinger Recruiting) ... Four-Star recruit (TheInsiders.com; Rivals.com) ... Student Sports Top 100 overall prospect nationally ... No. 10 defensive tackle prospect nationally (Rivals.com) ... No. 11 defensive tackle prospect nationally (TheInsiders.com) ... No. 17 defensive end prospect nationally (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... No. 20 defensive end prospect nationally (ESPN.com/Lemming) ... No. 15 overall prospect (Scout.com Southwest Hot 100) ... No. 13 overall prospect (Scout.com Texas Hot 100) ... No. 23 overall prospect (Rivals.com Texas Top 100) ... Associated Press Class 5A Second-Team All-State selection ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal State Fab 44 ... Houston Chronicle State Top 100 ... Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State First Team ... one of two LHS players to sign with Tech (Rashad Hunt) ... Dixon and Hunt were both all-state first team defensive ends at LHS ... helped lead LHS to 14-1 record and Class 5A Division II state semifinal appearance ... 96 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 12 sacks during senior season and first at defensive end ... also added 14 quarterback pressures, forced four fumbles and recovered two, returning one for a touchdown ... logged 88 tackles, including 14 for loss, and three sacks as a junior nose tackle and earned first-team district honors ... outstanding strength and speed ... benches 360, squats 540 and has a power clean of 275 ... clocked at 4.58 in the forty ... also offered by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Washington State, Florida State, Florida and LSU to name a few ... District 14-5A shot put champion last year ... High School Coach: John Outlaw.
McKinner Dixon ... born August 1, 1986, in Lufkin, Texas ... son of Janice and McKinner Dixon, Sr. ... has a younger sister, Wykenna, and an older brother, Jezreel Mark ... related to Texas A&M running back Jorvorskie Lane ... enjoys playing ping pong and playing NCAA Football video games.
DEFENSE G U-A-TT TFL Sack Int FR-FF PBU
2005 11 17-12-29 6.0 2.0 0-0 0-1 0