A valuable member of the roster and a big contributor on defense as well as special teams ... honors candidate as a defensive back and as a return specialist ... enters his senior year ranking second in Cal history with a career punt-return average at 12.7 yards ... sixth all-time at Cal with 22 pass break-ups.
2005: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 choice in the secondary after finishing sixth on the Cal roster with 46 tackles and fourth in the Pac-10 with 13 passes defended, including 10 passes broken up ... was ninth nationally in punt returns and third in the conference with 14.88 yards per return, the third-best season by a Cal player ... finished the season with a 2005-best eight tackles and pass break-up in the win over BYU in Las Vegas ... had seven tackles and broke up two passes at UCLA ... was second on the team with three interceptions and with his 10 break-ups ... set up a touchdown with a 38-yard interception return against Washington State ... also had picks against Arizona and New Mexico State ... against the Wildcats, his interception was accompanied by three pass break-ups and five tackles ... credited with three tackles for loss on the season, including two against Stanford in the regular-season finale ... had three punt returns for 101 yards against Illinois, including a 79-yard touchdown return that was the eighth longest in Cal history ... had three returns for 71 yards at Oregon, including a 46-yarder ... returned a punt 39 yards against Sacramento State and had a 27-yard return vs. Arizona.
2004: A highly productive reserve at corner, appearing in all 12 games and starting at No. 1 USC ... his three interceptions (58 yards, one TD) led the Bears ... a Pac-10 honorable mention All-Academic selection ... tallied 28 total tackles, including 26 unassisted, which tied for 10th on the team ... emerged as team's punt return specialist, ranking No. 3 in the Pac-10, fielding 25 balls for 277 yards, averaging 11.1 yards per return ... season-long returns came against Stanford in the Big Game (51 yards) and in the opener at Air Force (43 yards) ... also had three returns for 61 yards at Arizona ... amassed 335 all-purpose yards (27.9 ypg), the sixth-most yards on the club ... pulled down an interception vs. Arizona State and raced 58 yards for a touchdown that gave Cal an insurmountable lead over the No. 20 Sun Devils ... tied for second on team with six passes broken up, including two against Stanford ... posted a season-high six tackles, including five solo, while also forcing a fumble at USC ... also had five unassisted tackles at Washington.
2003: Was well on his way to Pac-10 All-Freshman honors before suffering a season-ending left knee injury at Utah in Week 4 ... started the Bears' first four games at cornerback, racking up 17 tackles (including 11 solos) and one sack during that period ... his six passes broken up ranked third on the team despite missing Cal's final 10 games ... collected a game-high nine tackles and three passes broken up in the Colorado State game and enjoyed a four-tackle, one-sack afternoon in Cal's 34-2 win over Southern Mississippi ... also recovered a fumble and had three tackles in the Utah game before the injury ... caught coaches' eyes with his quickness and competitive spirit in practices, and was termed one of the "surprises" in spring camp.
2002: Redshirted his first year in Berkeley ... named Scout Team Player of the Year for special teams. High School: Named to Long Beach Press-Telegram 2001 Dream Team ... starred at defensive back, running back, wide receiver and as a return specialist ... ravaged opposing defenses for seven interceptions his senior season ... his versatility was best illustrated by breakdown of his 13 touchdowns scored in 2001: six rushing, four receiving, two on kickoff returns and one via interception ... two-time All-San Gabriel Valley League choice ... snared a school-record eight interceptions for the 2001 SGVL champions ... as a tailback, he rushed for 600 yards and 13 touchdowns on only 41 carries ... selected to play as running back and defensive back in the Los Angeles vs. Orange County All-Star Game ... also named to the CIF first team defense his senior year ... had 17 career interceptions in high school ... clocked in 10.7 in the 100 meters and 48.7 in the 400 meters in high school, where he competed on the varsity track team for four years ... member of Dominguez' academic honor roll all four years.
Personal: Parents are Timothy Mixon and Betty Randall ... interdisciplinary studies major ... has tutored at his high school over the summer.
Mixon's Career Defensive Stats
Mixon's Career Punt Return Stats