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Air Force 27, Utah State 20
UTAH STATE: A big and physical receiver who possesses great hands... Has the ability to make the first tackler miss... Switching jersey to No. 1 after wearing No. 19 last season.
2016 (SO): Played in all 12 games, making six starts… Finished the season leading the team in every receiving category as he caught 46 passes for 602 yards (13.1 ypr) and three touchdowns… Of his 46 receptions, 24 resulted in a first down, with nine of those occurring on third down… His 602 receiving yards are the most by an Aggie underclassman since Stanley Morrison had 616 receiving yards in 2009, while his 46 receptions are tied with Pat Newman (1987) for the most by a USU underclassman in school history… Had a pair of 100-yard receiving games as he caught a career-high nine passes for a career-best 143 yards against Air Force (9/24) and had eight receptions for 104 yards at Wyoming (11/5)… Those 143 receiving yards against the Falcons rank as the third-most in school history by an Aggie underclassman and the most since 1994… Also had a career-long 42-yard reception against AFA… Caught his first-career touchdown on a 4-yard reception against Arkansas State (9/16)… Had a 25-yard touchdown reception against Fresno State (10/22) and added a 22-yard touchdown catch against New Mexico (11/12) as he caught six passes for 84 yards against the Lobos… Finished the season tied for the team lead with nine receptions of at least 20 yards… Also had two special teams tackles during the season with both coming against Weber State (9/1).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned honorable mention all-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honors at wide receiver as a freshman at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College as he caught 44 passes for 508 yards (11.5 ypc) and three touchdowns... Had a season-high 11 catches for 99 yards against Highland CC... Had a season-high 107 receiving yards against both Butler CC and Independence CC with eight and six catches, respectively... Caught at least five passes in four different games during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Florida Class 4A District 7 first-team all-area honors as a prep junior as he caught 30 passes for 417 yards and six touchdowns for Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Fla... Had four touchdown receptions during his senior season and earned second-team all-area honors as a sophomore... Also played basketball in high school and earned first-team Palm Beach County West Division honors as he averaged 10.0 points and 16.7 rebounds per game during his senior season as he was named his team’s MVP... An honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Parents are Parrish and Sonya Nixon... Has seven brothers and seven sisters... Cousin, Arron Baker, is a running back at Alcorn State... Majoring in sociology... First name is pronounced Ron-kway-V-un.
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