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Toren Dixon

| | College: Rice
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2008 Season

Third on the team with a career-high 50 receptions and 598 yards receiving … . Ranks ninth on the Owls' career list with 101 catches and needs less than 300 yards receiving to enter the yardage list … Raised has improved his average per catch from 8.0 as a freshman to 9.7 as a sophomore to 11.9 in 2008 … . Wrapped up his yeare by catching a career-high eight in the Texas Bowl … Had a pair of 100-yard receiving days, two of 15 by Owl receivers this year … topped 100 for the first time vs. North Texas (101 yards), highlighted by a career-best, 50-yard TD reception … Topped that effort 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 26 consecutive games.

2007 Season

Tied for second on the team with 46 catches … finished second on the team with five touchdown receptions … Caught 31 of his 46 passes during conference action … closed out the year with a career-high seven catches against Tulsa … season-best for yardage 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.

2006 Season

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 his career-long grab (12 yards) … Picked up his first career catch, good for seven yards, against UAB on the Owls' drive for the winning touchdown … Caught an 11-yarder against UTEP.

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 touchdowns 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 GPA … Chose Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette, Fresno State, New Mexico State, South Florida, Southern Illinois and Texas Tech.


Full Name: Toren Joseph Dixon … Born: March 7, 1988, at Baton Rouge, La … Parents: Terry and Griselda Dixon, Baton Rouge, La. (one brother) … College: Brown.

Latest News
10/09/2009 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Navy at Rice, Oct. 10 - A Rice defense that has had trouble stopping anything will see something it hasn't seen since the first game of the season - an option offense. After facing pass-heavy spread offenses for three weeks, the beleaguered Rice defense will go against a Navy team that averages 230 yards rushing. Offensively, the Owls are still trying to find a rhythm and average only 299 yards per game and has been held to 17 points or less three times. Navy has allowed 21 points per game. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Toren Dixon - Counted on in clutch situations, the senior has caught a pass in 31 straight games, the seventh-longest active streak in the nation.

09/22/2009 - WR Toren Dixon caught nine passes Saturday vs. Oklahoma State to move up to fifth on the all-time receptions list at Rice with 120. The senior has caught a pass in 29 straight games, which is the seventh-longest active receptions streak in the nation. The Owls' streak of 23 straight games with a touchdown catch ended against Oklahoma State. Instead, the Owls had three rushing touchdowns.

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