David Nixon Athlete Profile

#43 David Nixon

David Nixon
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 223 Roster Years: 2003 | 2006-2008 Hometown: College Station, TX Last School: A&M Consolidated

Personal

Parents are Clair and Laura Nixon ... one of 10 children ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission in Quito, Ecuador ... recruited by Texas A&M, LSU, Arizona, Kansas State, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU, SMU and Houston.

Player Chat: August 8, 2008

Before BYU

A SuperPrep All-Southwest Region selection ... a PrepStar Magazine All-Region selection ... as a senior, had 125 tackles, 25 quarterback pressures, four interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and 10 sacks ... returned three interceptions and one fumble for touchdowns ... received AP and TSWA All-State honors ... named the 13-5A defensive MVP ... received the third most votes for state defensive player of the year ... recorded 87 total tackles as a junior ... credited with 12.5 sacks ... led A&M Consolidated to the Class 5A playoffs ... an all-district selection ... clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.

Stats

Yr   Solo   Ast   Total  TFL/Yds     Sacks/Yds   Int/Yds  PBU   QBH  FR  FF
2003 19 38 57 11.0/26 3/15 0-0 3 0 0 0
2006 37 25 62 10.5/33 3/18 0-0 5 1 0 0
2007 38 28 66 10.0/44 4/32 0-0 2 2 0 0
2008 43 47 90 11.5/46 2/25 3-21 4 5 1 2
Total 137 138 275 43.0/149 12/90 3-21 14 8 1 2
MWC SEASON & CAREER RECORDS
Career tackles for loss: 43



2003 | Freshman Year

Played in all 12 games during the season ... made two starts during the season ... recorded 57 tackles, tied for fourth on the team ... was second on the team with 11 tackles for a combined loss of 26 yards ... recorded three sacks for a combined loss of 15 yards ... had three pass breakups ... had seven tackles, including six solo takedowns, against San Diego State ... recorded career highs of 12 tackles and two sacks against Colorado State ... had six tackles against Wyoming ... had 10 tackles, including four solo takedowns, against Utah.

2006 | Sophomore Year

Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... totaled 62 tackles on the season, including a season-high nine tackles in the Cougars' 47-17 victory over San Diego State ... totaled 37 solo takedowns ... credited with 25 assisted tackles ... credited with a season-high seven solo tackles in BYU's 31-17 win over No. 15 TCU ... credited with two tackles for a combined loss of nine yards against the Horned Frogs, including a six-yard sack ... produced 10.5 tackles for a combined loss of 33 yards ... had three sacks on the season ... credited with two forced fumbles ... had five pass deflections ... a significant contributor on a defensive unit that gave up only 14.7 points per game, ranking 10th nationally ... part of a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg).

2007 | Junior Year

Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... earned letterman honors as a junior ... started all 13 games as an outside linebacker ... credited with a career-high 66 tackles on the season, including a career-best 38 solo tackles ... had a season-high 8 tackles against Tulsa, including seven solo stops ... equaled his season high with 8 tackles against TCU, including 8 solo takedowns ... credited with 10 tackles for a combined loss of 44 yards, including four sacks for 32 yards ... had two QB hurries and two pass break-ups.

2008 | Senior Year

Named to the All-MWC Second Team ... team captain ... earned letterman honors as a senior, starting all 13 games for BYU at outside linebacker ... Academic All-MWC ... set a new MWC record with his 43 career tackles for loss ... finished the season second on the team in tackles with 90 ... led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss ... recorded two sacks, four pass breakups and five quarterback hurries ... forced fumbles against Washington and Wyoming ... recovered a fumble against Wyoming and recorded an interception against the Cowboys for a 19-yard touchdown return ... MWC player of the week after his performance in the BYU vs. Wyoming game ... also recorded interceptions against Utah State and San Diego State ... blocked a 54-yard field goal attempt by Air Force's Lou Groza Award candidate Ryan Harrison ... totaled a career-high 14 tackles against SDSU ... recipient of the Cougar Club's Ed Stein Outstanding Senior Male Athlete award ... named to the 2009 Hampshire Honor Society ... Kurt Gouveia Defensive MVP Award.