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Travaun Nixon
5  Travaun Nixon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oxnard, Calif.

High School:
Hueneme

Last College:
Ventura JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

11/21/2011

Mike Price Media Luncheon Quotes (11/21/11)

The Miners have their backs against the wall heading into the regular season finale at UCF on Friday.

11/14/2011

GAME 11: UTEP to Honor 22 Seniors in Home Finale

UTEP (5-5, 2-4 C-USA) closes out its 2011 home slate against Tulsa (7-3, 6-0 C-USA) on Saturday in the Sun Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. (mountain). The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.

11/14/2011

UTEP to Host Tulsa Saturday With Bowl Eligibility on the Line

Special ticket prices are available when the Miners take on the red-hot Golden Hurricane, winners of six consecutive games.

10/31/2011

Mike Price Media Luncheon Quotes (10/31/11)

The Miners' head coach recapped the loss to Southern Miss and looked forward to Saturday's game at Rice.

10/17/2011

Mike Price Media Luncheon Quotes (10/17/11)

UTEP's head coach recapped the Miners' 44-7 win at Tulane while looking ahead to Saturday's Homecoming game versus Colorado State.

11/20/2011

UTEP vs Tulsa. Senior Day. Photos by IPA

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

11/12/2011

UTEP vs E. Carolina. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

09/29/2011

UTEP vs Houston. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

09/03/2011

UTEP vs Stony Brook. By Michael Patrick Reese

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

2010 (JUNIOR): Led the Miners in interceptions with four for 140 yards ... third on the team, and second among DBs, with 75 tackles ... also registered four tackles for losses and eight pass break-ups, the latter number ranking second on the squad ... tied for 40th in the country in interceptions (0.3 avg.) ... fourth in C-USA in interceptions and tied for fifth in pass break-ups ... started the final nine games at right corner while playing in 12 contests overall ... season-best 10 tackles came against Tulane ... credited with nine stops versus Rice and Marshall ... picked off passes against Houston (68 yards), Memphis, Tulane (29 yards) and BYU (43 yards) ... broke up a pair of passes versus NM State and Arkansas ... had six kickoff returns for 122 yards (20.3 avg.) and five punt returns for 79 yards (team-leading 15.8 avg.) ... had a season-long 34-yard kickoff return against Rice and Arkansas, and a 46-yard punt return at New Mexico ... credited with six tackles, including two for losses, in the New Mexico Bowl against BYU ... named UTEP's Defensive MVP.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Transferred from Ventura Junior College, where he played for two seasons ... named to the Southern California Football Association's All Star first team in 2009 ... tallied 38 tackles, 4.5 tackles for losses, five pass break-ups, a forced fumble, a blocked kick and six interceptions his sophomore year ... had two more interceptions that were nullified due to penalties ... against Cerritos Junior College, he intercepted three passes in the first 18 minutes, returning one 27 yards for a touchdown, and returned a fourth-quarter punt for 70 yards ... had five punt returns for a team-best 16.8-yard average on the year ... had three interceptions while playing safety as a freshman in 2008 ... led the Northern Conference in tackles with 81 that year and averaged 20.5 yards on six kickoff returns ... lettered two years at Hueneme (why-knee-me) High School in Port Hueneme, Calif. ... accumulated nearly 200 tackles and 11 interceptions, with four of those returned for touchdowns, in two years on the varsity team ... also helped the team as a wide receiver and by returning punts ... had 85 catches and 11 touchdowns during his junior season ... returned one punt for a score as a senior.

PERSONAL: Parents are Nick and Wanda Nixon ... has three younger brothers ... born 11/20/90 (Port Hueneme, Calif.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

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