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Breon Dixon ruled eligible for fall

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Breon Dixon during the Huskers spring game courtesy of Huskers.com

Breon Dixon ruled eligible by NCAA and can play immediately

Ole Miss defensive back transfer Breon Dixon received big news on Thursday when the NCAA ruled that his waiver to play this fall had been granted.

Dixon was unsure of his status all spring but received positive news when his former Rebel teammate Shea Patterson was ruled eligible to play for Michigan this fall.  While the ruling was good news, each former Ole Miss transfer had to submit a waiver to the NCAA requesting their eligibility be immediately available and approval was not guaranteed.

As a former defensive back, Breon Dixon brings an extra burst of acceleration and cover skills to the Huskers linebacker corps.  Watching the spring game Dixon engaged offensive linemen, rushed the passer, slipped into the slot, and was seemingly everywhere.  With his eligibility restored, the Huskers gained an impact player at outside linebacker with plus athleticism.

Breon Dixon is still learning the Huskers scheme and can now focus full-time on preparing to play this fall. He will compete this fall with a host of other talented linebackers who are all competing for the open spot.

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