Taurean Nixon
Taurean Nixon


Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Southern Lab High School


2011 Outdoor
Sat out the outdoor season.

2011 Indoor
Took first place and set personal record in the 55m dash at the SEMO Invitational...Registered 7 top five finishes in the 60m dash, set a personal record at the LSU Last Chance (6.75s), took first place at Hoosier Hills (6.94s), and placed fourth at the C-USA Indoor Championships (6.77s)...In the 200m dash took second and set a personal record at the SIU McDonald's (22.37s).

Prior to Memphis
Lettered in track...Ranked No. 10 nationally in the 100 meters...Was a state champion in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays...Garnered a state championship in the 100 meters and recorded a second-place finish in the 200 meters in 2010...Also lettered in football..A three-star defensive back by Rivals.com...Also rated No. 42 on the Louisiana Top 50 by Rivals.com...Logged 28 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and three sacks...Made touchdown returns on two of his picks...Returned nine kicks/punts for touchdowns as a senior...Named the District 6-1A Defensive Most Valuable Player...Named to the 1A all-state team as a defensive back by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...Also named to second team as an athlete and for his special teams play...Selected as an all-Metro honoree as a senior...Was the captain of his squad and led the 2009 Kittens to a 7-4 record...Was one of 20 finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman award...Was a 2009 Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Week for seven weeks, and garnered Old Spice Player of the Year honors ...Of the 23 passes attempted in his territory, only one was a completed attempt...Scored off seven two-point conversions... Participated in the 8th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game in Baton Rouge following his senior season...Also played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl...Logged 119 tackles and two interceptions as a junior.

Son of Tedrick Nixon...Birthday is February 7.

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