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Hawkeye All-America DT Daviyon Nixon to declare for NFL draft

Nixon led the Big Ten in tackles for loss this year and had the most tackles by a defensive lineman in the conference.
Credit: AP
Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon, right, rushes up field during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Nixon was selected to The Associated Press All-America first-team defense, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

All-America defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon of Iowa announced his decision to declare for the NFL draft and forego his senior season. 

Nixon made the announcement on social media and the athletic department confirmed his decision. 

Nixon was named a first-team Associated Press All-American and was AP Big Ten defensive player of the year. 

He led the Big Ten in tackles for loss, tied for the conference lead in sacks and had the most tackles by a Big Ten defensive lineman. 

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