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Taurean Nixon
DB #39
Height:
5-10
Weight:
187
College:
Tulane
Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.
Experience:
1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 DEN 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

NIXON AT A GLANCE:
•    A third-year cornerback who spent the entire 2015 regular season and the AFC Divisional Round competing on Denver’s practice squad before being singed to the active roster prior to the AFC Championship Game.
•    Started 21-of-38 games in his collegiate career at Tulane University and the University of Memphis, totaling 92 tackles (71 solo), two interceptions, nine passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
•    Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (251st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/15/15; Waived by Denver 9/5/15; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 9/7/15; Signed by Denver (active roster) 1/19/16.

NIXON AT A GLANCE:
•    A third-year cornerback who spent the entire 2015 regular season and the AFC Divisional Round competing on Denver’s practice squad before being singed to the active roster prior to the AFC Championship Game.
•    Started 21-of-38 games in his collegiate career at Tulane University and the University of Memphis, totaling 92 tackles (71 solo), two interceptions, nine passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
•    Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (251st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/15/15; Waived by Denver 9/5/15; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 9/7/15; Signed by Denver (active roster) 1/19/16.

2015: Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (251st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, Nixon spent the regular season of his rookie year on the team’s practice squad before being added to the active roster on Jan. 19... Inactive for Denver’s AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).

COLLEGE: Nixon started 21-of-38 games in his collegiate career at Tulane University and the University of Memphis, totaling 92 tackles (71 solo), two interceptions, nine passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Started 8-of-11 games played as a senior for Tulane, racking up 31 tackles (22 solo), one interception and five passes defensed... Started 9-of-10 games played in his final season at Memphis, registering a career-best 33 tackles (29 solo), one interception (-5 yds.) and one forced fumble... Saw action in eight games (4 starts) as a true freshman, finishing with 15 tackles (9 solo) and two passes defensed... Added four kickoff returns for 53 yards (13.3. avg.).

PERSONAL: Nixon helped lead Southern Lab High School in Baton Rouge, La., to three trips to the state playoffs and was named first-team all-state, all-metro and all-district in addition to District Defensive MVP as a senior... Earned second-team all-state recognition on special teams after scoring nine total touchdowns via kickoff and punt return in 2009... Selected to participate in the U.S. Army Red Stick All-Star Game and also played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl... Claimed high school state titles in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and the 100-meter dash in addition to second place in the 200-meter dash as a senior... Majored in digital design at Tulane... His father, Tedrick, played college football at Southern University... First name is pronounced torian.. Taurean Ellis Nixon was born on Feb. 7, 1991, in Baton Rouge, La.

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