Oregon Ducks defensive back Isaac Dixon, a redshirt sophomore from Monsignor Pace High School (Opa Locka, Florida), enters his third season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Dixon was a two-way star playing linebacker and running back. As a junior he finished with 125 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles. As a senior he showed off his offensive skills, rushing 47 times for 455 yards (9.7 YPC) and four touchdowns.
In 2011, Dixon enrolled early and was able to compete in spring drills. He did sit out his first year in Eugene while redshirting, but saw action with the scout team.
In 2012, Dixon appeared in seven games for the Ducks. He finished the season with 14 tackles (seven unassisted, seven assisted) and had his first career interception for four yards against Washington. He recorded a season-high five tackles in a home win against Colorado.
Dixon competed in the 2013 Oregon Spring Game finishing with four tackles (three unassisted, one assisted).
Going into the 2013 season, Dixon will be in the logjam that is the Oregon secondary. With so many talented players, it’s difficult for anyone not on the two-deep to get playing time. Dixon should see more action than he did in 2012, but he’ll see the field much more in his junior and senior seasons.