By: Anna Claire Thomas
Four-part miniseries debuts on April 12 on ESPN
Several former Bulldogs currently in NFL in attendance Tuesday
Program to host event at Joe Aillet Stadium beginning at 9 a.m.
LA Tech only program in North Louisiana with any invites
2016 Senior Bowl
Louisiana Tech wins the 2015 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Tech Football at UTEP
Photos from Louisiana Tech's game vs. North Texas
Photos of LA Tech's 2015 game at Rice
Career: Ran for a school record 4,480 yards and 72 touchdowns on 801 attempts in 47 games played and caught 88 passes for 972 yards and 15 touchdowns as he finished second in NCAA history in overall touchdowns scored (87) behind Keenan Reynolds (Navy, 2012-15) and tied the NCAA record with 38 games played with a touchdown scored … His 72 rushing touchdowns ranks tied for fourth in NCAA history with Ricky Williams (Texas, 1995-98), his 24 games played scoring two or more touchdowns ranks second in NCAA history behind the record of 25 set by Travis Prentice (Miami Ohio, 1996-99) and Montee Ball (Wisconsin, 2009-12), his 14 games played scoring three or more touchdowns ranks second in NCAA history behind record of 16 set by Keenan Reynolds (Navy, 2012-15) and his 522 points scored ranks second in NCAA history behind the record of 530 scored by Kennan Reynolds (Navy, 2012-15).
2015: Named First Team All-Conference USA and First Team All-Louisiana … ... Carried the ball nine times for a gain of 106 rushing yards and one touchdown, while also catching two passes for a total of 65 yards and a receiving touchdown against Southern (9/5) ... Rushed 22 times for 177 yards and two touchdowns, while also catching five passes for 41 yards at WKU (9/10) ... Rushed 17 times for 82 yards while also hauling in five passes for 25 yards against Kansas State (9/19) ... Rushed the ball 25 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns, while also recording a 23 yard touchdown reception against FIU (9/26) ... Rushed 22 times for 69 yards and a touchdown while also catching a couple of passes against ULL (10/3) ... Rushed the ball 14 times for 66 yards and three touchdowns, while catching two passes for 52 yards and a touchdown against Middle Tennessee (10/24) ... Rushed the ball 19 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns, while hauling in one pass for 16 yards against Rice (10/30) ... Tied a career high with six rushing touchdowns, while rushing for 197 yards and hauling in three passes for 32 yards against North Texas (11/7) ... Rushed the ball 19 times for 49 yards against UTEP (11/21) ... Caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns against Southern Miss (11/28) … Registered an R+L New Orleans Bowl record 215 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in Louisiana Tech’s 47-28 win over Arkansas State (12/19) … In that NOLA Bowl, ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and registered 113 yards receiving and two touchdowns on six catches.
2014: Became the school's all-time leading rusher as he ran for 1,299 yards and 22 touchdowns on 253 carries with a long rush of 99 yards while registering 385 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 30 carries and was the only FBS player to have a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown of over 80 yards on the year ... Caught three passes for 14 yards including a six-yard touchdown pass and ran the ball 16 times for 42 yards at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) ... Ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6) including a 99-yard touchdown run that set a new record for longest rush in Louisiana Tech, Conference USA and Cajun Field history ... Ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and caught one pass for five yards at North Texas (9/11) ... Ran for two touchdowns and 103 yards on 22 carries while also catching a touchdown pass with 41 receiving yards on two catches against Northwestern State (9/20) ... Ran for 29 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and caught four passes for 21 yards at No. 5/5 Auburn ... Ran for 86 yards and a touchdown against UTEP (10/4) ... Ran a career-high 28 times for 121 yards and a touchdown against UTSA (10/18) marking his 14th career game with 100-plus rushing yards, a new school record ... Caught an 84-yard touchdown pass as part of a 124-yard receiving performance with two touchdowns on six catches and also ran for 41 yards and a touchdown in a 31-20 win at Southern Miss (10/25) ... Ran for 77 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught three passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in LA Tech's 59-10 dismantling of Western Kentucky (11/1) ... Ran for 79 yards and three touchdowns while only playing in the first half at UAB (11/8) ... Recorded three rushing touchdowns on 79 yards with 15 carries and caught one pass for 17 yards all in the first half at UAB (11/8) ... Surpassed the 3,000 rushing yardage mark in his career as he ran for 106 yards and a touchdown at Old Dominion (11/22) ... Surpassed the 1,000 rushing yard mark this season for the second time in his career (2012) after rushing for 137 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns against Rice (11/29) ... Ran the ball 20 times for a gain of 156 yards and three rushing touchdowns to break the school record for total touchdowns scored in a career (59) at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6); tied a LA Tech school record with 52 career rushing touchdowns; moved into sole possession of second place all-time in LA Tech history with 3,347 career rushing yards ... Became the school's all-time leading rusher in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl against Illinois (12/26) as he ran for 63 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and had an 80-yard touchdown catch while also forcing a critical fumble and making a solo tackle.
2013 Second Team All-Conference USA
2013 National Player to Watch (TDC)
2012 Freshman All-America
2012 WAC Freshman of the Year
2012 First Team All-WAC
2012 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2012 First Team All-Louisiana
2012 Doak Walker Award Watch List
2013: Played in 10 games, starting in eight with 151 carries for 917 yards and four touchdowns and 14 catches for 85 yards with one touchdown ... Opened the season at NC State (8/31) where he ran for 118 yards and one touchdown ... Ran for 41 yards on four carries against Lamar (9/7) before leaving the game with a knee injury ... Saw limited action against Tulane (9/12) due to a knee injury, running four times for negative-five yards ... Ran for 129 yards on 18 carries in a 13-10 loss at Kansas (9/21) ... Ran for 71 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown against Army (9/28) in the Heart of Dallas Classic at the Cotton Bowl ... Ran for 200 yards on 25 carries with a score and caught a pass for 10 yards at UTEP (10/5) with a career-long 72-yard run ... Ran the ball 12 times for 25 yards and caught four passes for nine yards against North Texas (10/19) ... Led all players in rushing and receiving at FIU (10/26) with 119 yards on 23 carries and 64 receiving yards on three catches, including a 39-yard touchdown catch ... Ran for 207 yards and a touchdown to surpass the 2,000 rushing yard mark in his career in a 36-13 win over Southern Miss (11/9) in A Rivalry in Dixie ... Ran for 12 yards on two carries at Rice (11/16) before leaving the game with a knee injury.
2012: A Freshman All-America selection that was named a 2013 National Player to Watch by the Touchdown Club of Columbus ... Named the WAC Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-WAC honoree as well as being named the Louisiana Freshman of the Year and first team All-Louisiana ... The NCAA statistical championn in scoring with an average of 14.00 points per game ... Ran for 1,194 yards and an NCAA record for a freshman 27 touchdowns on 200 attempts, averaging 6.0 yards per carry and 99.5 yards per game ... Also caught 10 passes for 35 yards and one touchdown, setting a new NCAA record for total touchdowns scored by a freshman in a season (28) ... Ran for 90 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in his collegiate debut in a 56-49 win at Houston (9/8) ... Ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns on only 14 carries, averaging 8.1 yards per carry, as Tech topped Rice, 56-37 (9/15) ... Ran for 41 yards on 11 carries with a long rush of 11 yards at Illinois (9/22) in a 52-24 win ... Ran for 78 yards on 16 carries in a 44-38 win at Virginia with a long run of 33 yards ... Became only the fourth player in school history to run for four touchdowns while he ran the ball 16 times for 102 yards and four touchdowns and made his first career catch with a 10-yard reception against UNLV (10/6) ... Ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for two yards for a season-best 113 all-purpose yards against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) ... Recorded a career night in a 70-28 rout of Idaho (10/20) with a school record six rushing touchdowns while running 17 times for 232 yards as the Bulldogs ran for a school record eight touchdowns total and school record 839 total offensive yards ... Ran for 69 yards and a touchdown on 20 rush attempts and caught two passes for 11 yards at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Ran for 72 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries against UTSA (11/3), setting the LA Tech single season record for touchdowns in a season (19) ... Ran for 144 yards and four touchdowns and caught two passes for 14 yards and a touchdown as he set new NCAA records for rushing touchdowns in a season by a freshman (24), touchdowns scored in a season by a freshman (25) and points scored in a season by a freshman (150) ... Ran for 109 yards and two scores on 22 carries in an overtime loss to Utah State (11/17) ... Ran for 33 yards and one touchdown on eight carries at San Jose State (11/24).
High School: A three-star running back at Strong High School where he lettered in football and basketball ... Named "Mr. Football" in Arkansas in 2011 ... Ran for a state single-season record of 3,153 yards and 39 touchdowns during the team's state title run in 2011 ... Coached by Shane Davis.
Personal: Kenneth Dixon ... Son of Kenneth Dixon and Sheila Baker ... Born on Jan. 21, 1994 in El Dorado, Ark. ... Has two siblings: Ashley Dixon and Arrian Easton ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Arkansas State, Arkansas, LSU and Ole Miss ... Recruited by Rob Likens.