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Name: *Daviyon Nixon 
College: Iowa     Number: 54
Height: 6-3   Weight: 313
Position: DT  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2021

40 Low: 4.84
   40 Time: 4.90
  40 High: 4.97
Projected Round: 1-2  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6031
Weight: 313

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Dates: 03/22/21
Hand: 09 1/4  Arm: 35 1/8
Wingspan: 83 3/4

Height: 6031
Weight: 313
40 Yrd Dash: 4.90
20 Yrd Dash: 2.95
10 Yrd Dash: 1.70
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 28 1/2
Broad Jump: 08'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.71
3-Cone Drill: 7.56

40 Time Range: 4.86-4.93/Projected 5.06/+8 LBs/No Bench
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: **2020: 12-30-20 - Entering 2021 NFL Draft...AFCA1st/WCamp1st/OutlandFinalist/DPOYC/DLOYC/1stC/NagurskiFinalist...BednarikSemifinalist/OutlandSemifinalist

 *Daviyon Nixon, Iowa, Player News

  01/07/21 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  2020 OUTLAND TROPHY (TOP INTERIOR LINEMAN) FINALIST: Daviyon Nixon, defensive tackle, Iowa,...Nixon, the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year in the Big Ten, led the Big Ten in tackles for loss (33), tied for the conference lead in sacks (5.5), and had the most tackles by a Big Ten defensive lineman (41). Nixon, a Kenosha, Wisconsin, native, is the only player in the country to be named a finalist for the Outland Trophy and Nagurski Trophy and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik award. - Iowa Football

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  01/02/21 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  Iowa junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon and senior end Chauncey Golston announced Wednesday they are entering the 2021 NFL draft. Senior end Zach VanValkenburg said he will play one more season for the Hawkeyes. Nixon had little if anything left to prove as a pro prospect, becoming a consensus first-team All-America and the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year after a dominant 2020 season. He tied for the Big Ten lead in quarterback sacks with 5.5, had 13.5 tackles for losses, and anchored one of the best defenses in the nation.

"I am very happy for Daviyon and his family," Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said, in a statement. "I know he put a lot of time into making the choice to take this step. Since he arrived on campus, Daviyon put in a tremendous amount of work to be a difference maker for us on defense and in the locker room. A year ago he was a part-time player, and today he leaves our program as the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year and will likely be a consensus All-American. His teammates love him and his coaches will miss coaching him on and off the field." - The Gazette


(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  01/02/21 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  On Wednesday, Daviyon Nixon became the 27th player in Hawkeye football history to earn consensus all-American status when he was named a first-team all-America defensive tackle by the Football Writers Association of America. A player needs to gain first-team status on at least three of five specific all-America teams to clinch "consensus" distinction. And Nixon is now 3-for-3 - having pocketed first-team honors from the FWAA, Sporting News and Associated Press - with the American Football Coaches Association team on deck Thursday and the Walter Camp being revealed Jan. 7. - Iowa City Press-Citizen

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/30/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  All-America defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon of Iowa announced he'll declare for the NFL draft and forego his senior season. Nixon made the announcement on social media Wednesday, and the athletic department confirmed his decision. Nixon was a first-team Associated Press All-American and the AP Big Ten defensive player of the year. Nixon led the Big Ten in tackles for loss (33), tied for the conference lead in sacks (5 1/2) and had the most tackles by a Big Ten defensive lineman (41). - AP College Football

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/16/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Daviyon Nixon, Iowa,...Nixon is tied with Chauncey Golston for the Big Ten lead with 5.5 sacks, and Nixon leads the conference with 13.5 tackles for loss. Nixon is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award, and a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy and Bednarik Award. - Iowa Football

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/16/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  2020 BIG TEN NAGURSKI-WOODSON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Daviyon Nixon, Iowa,...Nixon, a Kenosha, Wisconsin, native earns his first career postseason honors. Nixon is tied with Golston for the Big Ten lead with 5.5 sacks, and Nixon leads the conference with 13.5 tackles for loss. Nixon is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award, and a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy and Bednarik Award. - Iowa Football

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/16/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  2020 BIG TEN SMITH-BROWN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Daviyon Nixon, Iowa,...Nixon becomes the first ever Hawkeye to earn defensive player of the year and defensive lineman of the year in the Big Ten in the same season. Iowa’s last Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year was Josey Jewell in 2017. Mitch King (2008) was the last Hawkeye to win Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. - Iowa Football

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/10/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  It'll be very interesting to see what junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon decides to do. The smart money is on him turning pro, as he has had a marvelous season Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said wouldn't surprise him to see end with all-America honors. "I'm just approaching it as if it's another game," a noncommittal Nixon said. "As if it's any other game." - The Gazette

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/09/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  2020 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY FINALIST: Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa (6-3, 305, Jr., Kenosha, Wis.): Nixon is the rare playmaker tucked in the middle of Iowa's line. He has broken through consistent double-teams to lead the Big Ten with 5.0 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in just seven games in his first season on the Iowa front. His 36 tackles are tied for the most among Big Ten defensive linemen. Nixon opened the season with seven tackles at Purdue and then posted a career-high 11 against West Division champion Northwestern, and his 71-yard interception return for a touchdown at Penn State remains a national season highlight. Iowa has not had a Nagurski Trophy winner but linebackers Josey Jewell (2017) and Pat Angerer (2009) are recent finalists. A Nixon win would give the Big Ten consecutive honorees after not having a trophy winner since 2006 and Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis. Ohio State defensive end Chase Young won last year. - Football Writers Association of America/Charlotte Touchdown Club

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/08/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  2020 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD SEMIFINALIST: DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa,...Nixon leads the Big Ten with 13 tackles for loss and five sacks. His 41 tackles (21 solo, 20 assists) are the most on Iowa's defensive line. Nixon has also tallied one interception, one forced fumble, one pass break-up, and one quarterback hit. Nixon returned his first career interception for 71 yards for his first career touchdown in Iowa's 41-21 win at Penn State. - Iowa Football

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  12/08/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  2020 OUTLAND TROPHY SEMIFINALIST: Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa (6-3, 305, Jr., Kenosha, Wis.): In just seven games, Nixon leads the Big Ten with 5.0 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in his first season on the Iowa front. His 36 tackles are tied for the most among Big Ten defensive linemen. Nixon opened the season with seven tackles at Purdue and then posted a career-high 11 against division champion Northwestern, and his 71-yard interception return for a touchdown at Penn State remains a national season highlight. The Hawkeyes have four Outland winners in their past, most recently offensive tackle Brandon Scherff in 2014. Offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs was a semifinalist last season. Offensive tackle Robert Gallery (2003), tackle Alex Karras (1957) and guard Calvin Jones (1955) are other winners. - Greater Omaha Sports Committee

(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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  11/03/20 - DT *Daviyon NixonJr/2021, Iowa, 6-3, 313 (DS#2 DT) + More +

  As if Daviyon Nixon hadn't expended enough energy on the football field Saturday, there he was on the sideline trying to rev up his Iowa teammates for a crucial late drive. Nixon is a 305-pound defensive tackle who has quickly become the star of this Hawkeye team, and maybe the best reason for fans to keep watching even after an 0-2 start to the season. "Even on the sideline, we've got to stay together as a unit and stay together as a team and we've got to just finish," Nixon said after he tried to will the Hawkeyes to a victory over Northwestern at Kinnick Stadium. "I need everybody participating. I need everybody hyped up. I need all the juice from the sidelines, the fans, everybody who's out there.

"We came out here for a reason, and that's just to get the job done. So if we're out there, you've got to be out there in the moment and you've got to love it." Ultimately, Iowa did not get the job done in its home opener, falling to the Wildcats 21-20. This was no fault of Nixon's. The junior who is playing nearly every snap came up with 11 tackles, three of them for a loss, and forced a second-half fumble that may have changed the outcome if the Hawkeyes could have gotten to the football first. Afterward, Nixon said exactly what you want to hear the MVP of a losing team say. "If we don't get the win," a weary Nixon declared, "I never feel like I did enough." - Iowa City Press-Citizen


(DS#2 DT) Jr/2021 DT *Daviyon NixonIowa
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