On Nixon: Physically-gifted tackle who started last season at right tackle ... cut down on assignment errors as the season went on last year, but still needs to improve ... has good feet for a player his size ... will not play in 2006 ... plan is that he return for his senior season in 2007.
2005 (Sophomore): Started all 11 games at right tackle ... posted 20 "big blocks" - second most on the team ... was in on a line-high 703 offensive plays ... (at FSU) ... had the team's second-highest grade, posting three "big blocks" with no penalties, sacks allowed or missed assignments in 65 plays ... (vs. UVa) ... recorded three pancake blocks and had just one penalty with no sacks allowed in 71 offensive plays.
2004 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games with one start ... posted six "big blocks" while allowing three sacks and being called for one penalty in 201 plays ... (at CU) ... first career start ... registered one "big block" ... (vs. TU) ... notched two "big blocks" in 32 offensive plays.
2003 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A four-year starter and letterwinner at Pottstown (Pa.) High School ... played offensive tackle, defensive tackle, nose guard and defensive end ... averaged over five pancake blocks a game in '02 ... did not allow a sack his junior year ... first team all-league and all-area on both sides of the ball ... first team All-Southeast Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia Inquirer at offensive tackle as a senior ... rated as the 25th-best offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming ... SuperPrep's 15th-rated player in the in the state of Pennsylvania ... started at tackle as a 6-4, 270-pound ninth grader ... also competed in track & field ... top marks include a 53-foot mark in the shot put and 135 feet in the discus ... selected Maryland over West Virginia, NC State, Virginia, Purdue and Penn State ... high school coach was Jody Cwik.
Personal: Brandon Nixon was born December 2, 1984 ... son of Darryl Nixon and Margo Boekhoudt ... majoring in family studies.