WVU Adds Transfer Running Back

Lyn-J Dixon

West Virginia has added transfer Lyn-J Dixon from Clemson to its football program. The 5-10, 195-pound running back was little used in 2021, but put up solid numbers over a Clemson career than began in 2018.

During his four seasons with the Tigers, Dixon rushed for 1,420 yards and 13 scores on 218 carries, primarily as a backup to Travis Etienne. He also had 18 receptions for 183 yards. This year, reported disputes with the coaching staff limited his playing time.

A native of Butler, Georgia, Dixon piled up 7,201 all-purpose yards in high school. With 2020 not counting against eligibility due to Covid waivers, and a redshirt available this year after he participated in only three games, Dixon could have two years of eligibility left at West Virginia.

Dixon’s Clemson Bio

 2021: Rushed once for 10 yards vs. No. 5 Georgia … gained 27 yards on four carries and scored the first receiving touchdown of his career on a 14-yard touchdown pass vs. SC State … rushed five times for 11 yards and caught one pass vs. Georgia Tech.

2020: Rushed 42 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 21 yards in 130 snaps over 10 games … carried three times for 10 yards in season debut vs. The Citadel … opened game vs. Virginia with a career-long 52-yard kickoff return and also rushed five times for 11 yards … gained 12 yards on five carries vs. No. 7 Miami … rushed five times for 32 yards and caught a nine-yard pass at Georgia Tech … gained 22 yards on seven carries vs. Syracuse and returned a kickoff 49 yards to share team special teams player of the game honors … rushed three times for one yard vs. Boston College … gained 46 yards on nine carries with his first touchdown of the season vs. Pitt … rushed three times for 37 yards and a touchdown at Virginia Tech … rushed twice for 20 yards vs. No. 3 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl … ACC Honor Roll selection.

2019: Recorded 104 carries for 635 yards with six rushing touchdowns and 14 catches for 121 yards in 283 snaps over 15 games … rushed eight times for 65 yards and a touchdown and added a 22-yard reception vs. Georgia Tech … led Clemson with 79 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … gained 19 yards on six carries at Syracuse … rushed eight times for 58 yards including an acrobatic over-the-top touchdown vs. Charlotte … gained 49 yards on 10 carries vs. Florida State … rushed five times for 11 yards and caught a pass at Louisville … gained 78 yards on eight carries vs. Boston College … recorded seven carries for 50 yards with a touchdown vs. Wofford … gained 50 yards on nine carries and caught two passes for 27 yards at NC State … rushed six times for 34 yards and caught two passes for 62 yards vs. Wake Forest … gained 60 yards on 12 carries at South Carolina … compiled 47 yards and a touchdown on eight carries vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game … gained 17 yards on his only carry and caught a two-yard pass vs. No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl … rushed once and caught a two-yard pass vs. No. 1 LSU.

2018: Finished freshman campaign with 547 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns on 62 carries in 106 snaps over 13 games … ranked fifth in the country among qualified backs with 8.82 yards per carry, a school record for players with at least 300 rushing yards … led Clemson in rushing with 89 yards on six carries — including a 61-yarder — in his career debut vs. Furman … gained 26 yards on five carries vs. Georgia Southern … carried six times for 20 yards at Georgia Tech … earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors at Wake Forest, recording a career-high 163 yards on 10 carries with rushing touchdowns of 65 and 52 yards … joined Travis Etienne and Adam Choice as part of a trio that became the first group of three backs in school history to each rush for 125 yards in a single contest … recorded 25 yards and a rushing touchdown on four carries vs. No. 16 NC State … rushed six times for 18 yards at Florida State … posted 116 yards and a touchdown on four carries vs. Louisville, and his four carries were the fewest by a Clemson player in a 100-yard rushing day in school history … gained 18 yards on three carries at No. 17 Boston College … repeated a three-carry, 18-yard performance vs. Duke … gained 38 yards on five carries vs. South Carolina … rushed four times for five yards with a touchdown against Pitt … gained 11 yards on six carries vs. No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

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  • #164275

    West Virginia has added transfer Lyn-J Dixon from Clemson to its football program. The 5-10, 195-pound running back was little used in 2021, but put u
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    #164286

    Hopefully a nice add

    #164288

    This kid was a serious threat in high school down here. Shifty and very fast. A very good addition.

    #164289

    4* RB in 2018.  Used off the bench over the last 4 years.  Super SR next year.

    #164293

    Super SR next year.

    Don’t think so.

    #164294

    Definitely will need him.Especially since Leddie Brown is probably gone.

    #164297

    Super SR next year.

    Don’t think so.

    Just saw he used this year as a RS.  So it looks like that he has 2 years of eligibility left.

    From ESPiN:

    Rushing
    SEASON TEAM
    2018
    2019
    2020
    2021
    Career
    ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
    62 547 8.8 5 65
    104 635 6.1 6 32
    42 190 4.5 2 21
    10 48 4.8 0 16
    218 1,420 6.5 13 65
    #164301

    He didn’t get the nod as first string at Clemson this year.  I’m hoping he is good, but he leaves room for a little doubt.

    #164305

    Didn’t the article indicate he didn’t get the carries, because he was in the coach’s dog house. It appears that he has the talent, so I hope he has a decent attitude

    #164313

    Ok, but why was he in the dog house?  Did he not work hard?  Was he not a team player?  Again, hope he comes in a dominates, but there is a little room for doubt in my mind.

    #164314

    Austin Kendall comes to mind.  4 star recruit from OK, and he was a an adequate backup, but not a starter.

    #164315

    Just saw he used this year as a RS. So it looks like that he has 2 years of eligibility left.

    As detailed in our article yesterday.

    #164331

    Watch the video in the article

    Kendall didn’t have college experience like what you’ll see in that video

    He’s got skills

    #164336

    If Leddie stays (most think he won’t) the RB room could get a little crowded.

    3 FR coming back at this time akong with 3 Walk Ons.

    24 Anderson Jaylen O-RB 6’0″ 210 Fr.1 2021 2021 ****
    26 Johnson Justin O-RB 5’11″ 191 Fr.1 2021 2021 ****
    * Keating Jaden O-RB 6’0″ 190 Fr.1 2021 2021 PWO
    36 Rucker Markquan O-RB 6’1″ 205 Fr.2 2020 2020 WO
    37 Chafin Owen O-RB 5’9″ 200 Fr-R 2019 2019 WO
    24 Mathis Jr Tony O-RB 5’11″ 205 Fr-R 2019 2019 ***
    4 Brown Leddie O-RB 5’11″ 210 Jr. Stay?? 2018 2018 ***

    After losing Sparrow to the Portal this year and Williams decommitting, landing Dixon, 4* out of HS with 2 yrs P5 experience on a very good team is a good trade off.

    This gives us an upper classman to help the young guys out if/when Leddie moves on.

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