Fifth-year junior who is a returning starter at defensive end... hampered by a right shin contusion which held him out for the second half of spring drills... enters the fall listed atop the depth chart, but in a battle with David Johnson for the starting left defensive end position...credited with 61 tackles including 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks in 28 career games including a dozen starts.
2014: Started 11 of the 12 games in which he appeared... ranked fifth on the team with 42 tackles, most among the defensive linemen... tied for the team lead with 2.0 sacks and tied for second on the squad with 5.0 tackles for loss... had four tackles, including a 10-yard sack against Georgia ... logged a career-high three tackles for loss versus Missouri, including a 25-yard sack... recorded a career-best six tackles against Furman... matched his career high with six tackles at Auburn... did not play against South Alabama due to a shoulder injury... forced and recovered a fumble late in the Independence Bowl game against Miami, setting up the game-winning score.
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... rated a two-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports.
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 who graduated in May.