Outside Linebacker Breon Dixon No Longer with the Huskers
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Outside Linebacker Breon Dixon No Longer with the Huskers

April 25, 2019

The post-spring ball roster attrition is arriving.

Outside linebacker Breon Dixon will not be part of the Nebraska football team going forward after violating team rules, a source confirmed to Hail Varsity Wednesday. Dixon later confirmed the information himself via Twitter.

A redshirt sophomore, Dixon arrived from Ole Miss last season after playing six games at defensive back for the Rebels in 2017. Nebraska moved him to outside linebacker and fought for immediate eligibility.

They won that battle, getting a waiver from the NCAA for Dixon to play right away, but the Loganville, Georgia, native didn’t make his Husker debut until the eighth game of the season against Bethune-Cookman. He played sparingly in each of the last four games while still maintaining his ability to redshirt.

The departure is the second since the April 13 spring game for Nebraska. Dixon follows senior punter Caleb Lightbourn, who announced his intent to transfer on April 16.

It leaves Nebraska rather thin at linebacker heading into the summer and fall. Seniors Alex Davis and Tyrin Ferguson and sophomore Caleb Tannor are the only true outside backers on scholarship with real playing experience. Nebraska also has JoJo Domann, who moved down to outside backer last season and found a home there this spring.

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