Tre Nixon
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Nixon with the UCF Knights
New England Patriots
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1998-01-26) January 26, 1998 (age 26)
Viera, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Viera
College:
NFL draft:2021 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tre Nixon (born January 26, 1998) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss and UCF.[1][2]

He was chosen by long time Patriots director of football research Ernie Adams.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+18 in
(1.83 m)
187 lb
(85 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.44 s 1.57 s 2.51 s 4.25 s 6.81 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
18 reps
All values from Pro Day[4]

Nixon was drafted in the seventh round, 242nd overall, of the 2021 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.[5] On May 11, 2021, Nixon officially signed with the Patriots.[6] Nixon chose to wear 87 making him the first player since Rob Gronkowski to wear the number. He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad.[7][8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on January 17, 2022.[9]

Nixon switched from 87 to 82 for the 2022 season. On August 30, 2022, Nixon was waived by the Patriots and signed to the practice squad the next day.[10][11] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 10, 2023.[12]

On August 22, 2023, Nixon was waived/injured by the Patriots after suffering a shoulder injury in the preseason.[13] The next day, Nixon cleared waivers and reverted to the Patriots injured reserve list.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Former Viera star WR Tre Nixon transferring from Ole Miss to UCF". orlandosentinel.com.
  2. ^ Murschel, Matt. "Former UCF receiver Tre Nixon showcases perseverance heading into 2021 NFL Draft". orlandosentinel.com.
  3. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd (May 3, 2021). "Patriots rookie Tre Nixon reacts to getting hand-picked by Ernie Adams". Pats Pulpit.
  4. ^ "2021 Draft Scout Tre Nixon, Central Florida NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft results 2021: Patriots select UCF wide receiver Tre Nixon with the 242nd overall pick". Pats Pulpit. SB Nation. May 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "Minor NFL Transactions: 5/11/21".
  7. ^ "Patriots Make Roster Moves to Reach 53-Man Roster Limit; Acquire OL Yasir Durant in a Trade with Kansas City". Patriots.com. September 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "Patriots Sign 12 Players to the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. September 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Patriots sign six players to future contracts". Patriots.com. January 17, 2022.
  10. ^ "Patriots Make Roster Moves to Reach 53-Man Roster Limit". Patriots.com. August 30, 2022.
  11. ^ "Patriots Sign 15 Players to the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. August 31, 2022.
  12. ^ "Patriots sign 11 players to future contracts". Patriots.com. January 10, 2023. Retrieved March 30, 2023.
  13. ^ "Patriots Claim DL Marquan McCall Off Waivers from Carolina; Release WR Tre Nixon". Patriots.com. August 22, 2023.
  14. ^ "Patriots' Tre Nixon: Shifts to injured reserve". cbssports.com. August 23, 2023. Retrieved August 23, 2023.