Fourth-year sophomore defensive end who is penciled in as a starter entering the fall, as the Gamecocks look to replace starters Jadeveon Clowney and Chaz Sutton... showed tremendous progress as the 2013 season unfolded... one of three Gamecocks whose father also played football at Carolina, joining his half-brother, Gerald Dixon Jr., and Jordan Diggs.
2013: Third-year player who saw his playing time increase as the season progressed... played in all 13 games, making one start... credited with 17 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss... had a pair of quarterback hurries... recovered a fumble in the win over UCF... had a career-high four tackles, all solo stops, against Missouri... logged three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry versus Mississippi State... made his first start against Coastal Carolina.
2012: Redshirt freshman defensive end... notched a pair of tackles in three games, including a four-yard sack against East Carolina... received a second medical redshirt after suffering a concussion.
2011: Sat out the season with a tibia fracture... received a medical redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Logged 132 tackles, 19.5 sacks, 18 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback hurries as a senior for South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C.... graduated in 2011... helped the Stallions finish with a 13-2 record and as the Class 3A state runners-up... played in the Shine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior campaign... had over 100 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior for head coach Bobby Carroll... rated a three-star prospect, the number 11 prospect in the state and the number 25 weakside defensive end nationwide by Rivals.com... rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com and 247Sports.com.
PERSONAL: Gerald Gervoris Ky'Trell Dixon goes by "Lil' G"... was born August 7, 1993... is the younger half-brother of teammate Gerald Dixon Jr... father, Gerald Dixon Sr., played at Carolina from 1990-91 before going on to a 10-year career with three teams in the NFL and is an assistant coach at Rock Hill High... is an interdisciplinary studies major.