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Rice squad rich in big receivers (8/13/09)
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Led the Owls in receiving as a senior and moved into third
on the Rice career receiving list.
Caught three passes in his final game vs. Houston to con- clude his career by catching a pass in 38 straight games...
Set career highs with 158 yards receiving and three TD
receptions vs. Tulane... 158 yards matched the ninth-best
total in school history... Became the fifth Owl to catch three
TDs in a game... Raised his career TD total to 16, ried for
fourth best in school history... Caught seven passed vs.
the Green Wave to move into a tie for third on the career
reception list.... Had three 100-yard receiving games this
year and five in his career... Caught a career-best 80-yard
TD reception from Nick Fanuzzi... Matched his career-high
with nine catches at Oklahoma State, finishing with a career-best 120 yards... Opened the game with three catches
for -3 yards in the first half, but closed with six grabs for
123 yards (including a career-best 72-yarder) in the second
half... Caught a career-high nine passes in the opener at
Third on the team with a career-high 50 receptions and
598 yards receiving ... raised his average per catch from 8.0
ypc as a freshman to 9.7 as a sophomore to 11.9 in 2008 ...
wrapped up his year by catching a career-high eight passes
in the Texas Bowl ... had a pair of 100-yard receiving days,
two of 15 by Owl receivers this year ... topped 100 yards
for the first time vs. North Texas (101 yards), highlighted
by a career-best, 50-yard TD reception ... topped that ef- fort with a 118-yard output vs. Southern Miss ... missed the
Vanderbilt game with an injury, but returned vs. Texas ...
has caught at least one pass in last 26 consecutive games.
Tied for second on the team with 46 catches ... 46 receptions matched the 10th best single-season total in school
history ... finished second on the team with five touch- down receptions ... caught 31 of his 46 passes during con- ference action ... closed out the year with a career-high
seven catches against Tulsa ... top yardage game was 70
(on four catches) at Houston ... longest catch of the year
was a 26-yarder against UTEP ... had four catches in the first
two games before grabbing six for 64 yards and his first
career touchdown against Texas Tech ... came back with
five grabs for 61 yards and his second touchdown against
Texas ... totaled a career-best 70 yards on four catches at
Houston ... caught a pair of touchdowns against UTEP.
A member of the rotation at wide receiver from the beginning of his freshman year ... had a pair of starts (Texas and
Tulsa) ... caught a career-best three passes in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl vs. Troy, including a season-best 12
yard grab ... picked up his first career catch, good for sev- en yards, against UAB on the Owls' drive for the winning
touchdown ... caught an 11-yarder against UTEP.
Redemptorist High School
2006 graduate of Redemptorist High in Baton Rouge, La. ... 3-A All State for coach
Guy Mistretta ... helped the Wolves to the Class 3A state championship three times
in his four years at the school ... had 37 receptions for 570 yards and nine touch- downs as a senior ... caught three more passes for two-point conversions in 2005
... for his career, had 52 catches for 786 yards and 12 TDs on offense, and 62 tackles
and six interceptions on defense ... also played basketball and ran track at Redemptorist ... carried a 3.29 high school grade point average ... chose Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette,
Fresno State, New Mexico State, South Florida, Southern Illinois and Texas
Full Name: Toren Joseph Dixon ... Born: March 7, 1988, at Baton Rouge, La. ... Parents:
Terry and Griselda Dixon, Baton Rouge, La. (one brother) ... Rice Major: Political Science ... Brown College.
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