Maryland Football BIO
Anthony Nixon
Player Profile:
Anthony Nixon 1194737
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Central Catholic HS
Experience: 1 Letter

As a Junior (2014): Started all 13 games at safety ... finished fifth on the team with 62 tackles (37 solo) ... also posted an interception, a fumble recovery and a half sack ... nabbed an interception against James Madison (8/30), the second of his career … notched eight tackles against West Virginia (9/13) … racked up five tackles and a pass breakup at Indiana (9/27) … notched five tackles and recovered a fumble against Iowa (10/18) … had four tackles and a career-best two pass breakups against Michigan State (11/15) … notched seven tackles and a half sack against Michigan (11/22) … had six tackles against Rutgers (11/29) ... had a team-high seven solo tackles (eight total) and a pass breakup in the Foster Farms Bowl against Stanford (12/30).

As a Sophomore (2013): Started and played in 11 games ... had a then season-high four tackles against Old Dominion (9/7) ... totaled three tackles against West Virginia (9/21) ... notched 10 tackles against Florida State (10/5) ... set a career high in tackles with 12 against Virginia (10/12) ... became the first Maryland player in history to score a defensive extra point returning a blocked PAT 98 yards against Boston College (11/23) ... also notched six tackles against the Eagles ... had nine tackles including his first career sack at NC State (11/30) ... had six tackles in the Military Bowl against Marshall (12/27).

As a Freshman (2012): Played in all 12 games with five starts … led all freshmen on the team with 41 total tackles, including 26 solo stops … also had one interception and two fumble recoveries … played a reserve role against William & Mary (9/1) but did not record a tackle … had one tackle vs. Temple (9/8) … assisted on a tackle against Connecticut (9/15) … played a reserve role against West Virginia (9/22), but did not record a tackle … made his first career start against Wake Forest (10/6) and recorded three total tackles, including two solo tackles … started against Virginia (10/13) and led the team with nine total tackles, including four solo tackles … also had one interception and returned it 21 yards … recorded four total tackles against NC State (10/20) … totaled six solo tackles against Boston College (10/27) … recorded eight tackles including four solo tackles against Georgia Tech (11/3) … totaled nine tackles including seven solo tackles and one fumble recovery against Clemson (11/10) … played a reserve role against Florida State (11/17) but didn’t record a tackle.

At Central Catholic High School: A highly-regarded player who finished his senior year with 30 catches for over 600 yards and 11 touchdowns … also chipped in 45 tackles and three interceptions … the 38th-best player in the state according to … ranked No. 46 nationally among safeties by … helped lead the Vikings to an 11-1 record in 2011 including a win over Archbishop Wood on ESPN… a Class AAAA first team all-state selection as a senior and junior … first team all WPIAL in his senior season … also ran track and holds three school records … also considered Pittsburgh … coached by Terry Totten.

Personal: Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. … parents are Betty McCray and Anthony Nixon, Sr. … high school teammate of Perry Hills ... majoring in communication.

Career Highs
Tackles - 12 (vs. Virginia, 10/12/13)
Solo Tackles - 9 (vs. Virginia, 10/12/13)
Sacks - 1.0 (at NC State, 11/30/13)
Interceptions - 1 (2x, last vs. James Madison, 8/30/14)
Pass Breakups - 2 (Michigan State, 11/15/14))

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