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Peyton Dixon




200 lbs.






Reno, Nev.

Previous School

UC Davis/Fresno State/Bishop Manogue HS

*has a super senior season available

2021 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Saw action in three games, with one start … rushed 29 times for 120 yards … also returned six kickoffs for 135 yards on the season … made his season debut against his old club, rushing five times for 21 yards and returning three kickoffs for 72 yards with a long of 29 … rushed just once aginst Boise State, but returned three kicks for 63 yards with a long of 25 yards … started in the finale against Utah State, and despite his hand in a cast, he rushed for 95 yards on 23 carries, with a long of 23 yards.

Redshirt Freshman Season (UC Davis, 2020): Appeared in all three home games as a reserve RB, totaling 31 ground yards on 14 carries… Also had a 10-yard reception vs. Idaho State (Mar. 27) and a 29-yard kick return against Eastern Washington (Apr. 3)… Most of his rushing output came in home opener vs. Cal Poly: 6-for-29, including a season-long 17-yard run that set up Trent Tompkins’ TD run at 2:46 in 3rd quarter.

Freshman Season (Fresno State, 2019): On roster, but did not play due to injury.

High School: Lettered in football, basketball and track… First-team selection and Offensive Player of the Year on 2018 American Family Insurance All-USA Nevada team… Two-time all-state athlete in both football and track… Rushed for state-record 3,143 yards as a senior (No. 5 nationally), becoming the first player in Nevada history to crack 3K mark… Added 45 touchdowns and averaged 10.2 yards per carry… Went 225-for-1,614 as a junior in 2017… Totaled 74 career TDs, third in state history… Boosted team to Class 4A championship game, falling to perennial power Bishop Gorman… Three-time All-Sierra League pick.

Personal: Majoring in community & regional development… One of five siblings to parents Diaz Dixon and Kealyn Wise.