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.

Travaun Nixon

Travaun  Nixon


Oxnard, Calif.

High School:

Last College:
Ventura JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200



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