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    Dillon Baxter
    Dillon Baxter

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    San Diego, Ca.

    High School:
    Mission Bay

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 195

    Position:
    TB

    Birthdate:
    10/23/1981

    Experience:
    1V

    2011: The multidimensional Baxter figures to see key playing time as a sophomore tailback in 2011.
    2010: Baxter, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2010 after graduating a semester early from high school, served as a backup tailback as a first-year freshman in 2010. He was used often out of the Wildcat formation. Overall in 2010 while appearing in 10 games (he started once, at Arizona State), he ran for 252 yards on 59 carries (4.3 avg.) with 1 TD, caught 11 passes for 73 yards (6.6 avg.) and was 2-of-2 passing for 9 yards with 1 TD. He missed the Hawaii opener while suspended because of a team rules violation, the California game because of a sprained foot and toe suffered at Stanford and the Oregon State game while ineligible because of an NCAA violation after accepting a ride in a golf cart on campus from a student who was an agent. He saw his first action as a Trojan against Virginia and ran for 49 yards on 9 carries (5.4 avg) plus caught 2 passes for 8 yards. He had 24 yards on 7 rushes and caught 3 passes for 17 yards at Minnesota. He added 75 yards on 14 carries at Washington State, then had a carry for -1 yard against Washington. He then had 22 yards on 4 carries with an 8-yard touchdown run out of the Wildcat formation at Stanford before spraining his foot and toe. He had 14 yards on 2 carries against Oregon, then added 52 yards on 17 carries along with 4 catches for 26 yards against Arizona State while making his first start. He had 13 yards on 3 carries and had 2 receptions for 22 yards at Arizona. He had a 4-yard run and completed a 4-yard pass against Notre Dame. He threw a 5-yard scoring pass out of the Wildcat formation at UCLA (it was USC's first touchdown pass by a non-quarterback since tailback Reggie Bush did so in 2004 against Arizona State).
    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included EA Sports Mr. Football USA, Max Preps National Player of the Year, U.S. Army Ken Hall National Player of the Year, Parade All-American All-Purpose MVP, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-Americ first team, Max Preps All-American first team, Max Preps All-American Medium School National Player of the Year, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest Offensive Player of the Year, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports California Mr. Football Player of the Year, Max Preps California Division II Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools Player of the Year and All-CIF San Diego Player of the Year as a senior quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Mission Bay High in San Diego (Calif.). He completed 102-of-166 passes (61.4%) for 1,968 yards with 26 TDs and just 7 interceptions and ran for a San Diego record 2,984 yards on 261 carries (11.4 avg.) with 50 TDs (he also caught a TD pass) while accounting for a state record 79 touchdowns on offense, had 2 interceptions and scored twice on defense and returned 9 punts for 117 yards (13.0 avg.) and 11 kickoffs for 179 yards (16.3 avg.) in 2009. Mission Bay went 13-0 and won the CIF San Diego Division IV title in 2009. As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego first team. He completed 100-of-185 passes (54.1%) for 1,293 yards and 11 TDs, plus ran for 1,258 yards with 16 TDs and had 250 receiving yards with 5 TDs in 2008. As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team. In 2010, he was named one of the top 50 athletes in the CIF San Diego Section's first 50 years.
    PERSONAL: His stepfather, Anthony Mooney, is a heavyweight boxer. A video of one of Baxter's spectacular runs during 2010 spring practice generated more than 1.8 million hits on YouTube.

    TCB YDS AVG TD LG RECYDS AVG TD LG
    2010 (Fr.)... 59 252 4.3 1 17 11 73 6.6 0 15

    PA PC PI PCT YDS TD LG
    2010 (Fr.)... 2 2 0 1.000 9 1 5

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH DILLON BAXTER

    2010

    TCB YDSAVG TD LG REC YDS AVG TD LG
    Virginia 9 49 5.4 0 17 2 8 4.0 0 10
    Minnesota 7 24 3.4 0 6 3 17 5.7 0 10
    Wash. St. 14 75 5.4 0 12 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Washington 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Stanford 4 22 5.5 1 12 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Oregon 2 14 7.0 0 10 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona St.* 17 42 2.5 0 8 4 26 6.5 0 9
    Arizona 3 13 4.3 0 7 2 22 11.0 0 15
    Notre Dame 1 4 4.0 0 4 0 0 0.0 0 0
    UCLA 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2010 (Fr.)... 59 252 4.3 1 17 11 73 6.6 0 15

    PA PC PI PCT YDS TD LG
    Notre Dame 1 1 0 1.000 4 0 4
    UCLA 1 1 0 1.000 5 0 5
    2010 (Fr.)... 2 2 01.000 9 1 5