Found June 15, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
They say football is a religion in Texas. After graduating from A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas, David Nixon apostatized. Rather than stay in Texas to play collegiate football, he chose to play for the Brigham Young Cougars at the school sponsored by his “other” religion.High School football in Texas is more advanced than most states in the nation. How much more? Enough to enable Nixon to play in all 12 games and start two as a true freshman. This was no easy task. Besides being the new kid on the block, Nixon had to work his way up the depth chart full of team veterans. The 2002 BYU defense did not have a single senior linebacker in the three-deep roster.Nixon did enough in fall camp to earn playing time in the 2003 season opener against Georgia Tech. He recorded his first career tackle—a 1-yard tackle for loss—in that game. His first multiple tackle game was game four (Stanford). Nixon improved a little each week. By mid-season, he was ready to shine. On...
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