Sources: Syracuse lands ex-Washington RB Nixon

  • Pete Thamel, ESPNMay 24, 2024, 02:23 PM ET

Previous Washington tailback Will Nixon is transferring to Syracuse, sources told ESPN on Friday.Nixon averaged 6.1

backyards per carry for the Huskies last season and will have 2 seasons of eligibility staying. His relocation east means that he will be joined with his father, Jeff Nixon, who is the offensive planner and running backs coach for the Orange.Will Nixon supported Washington star Dillon Johnson last season. He played 28 snaps in the nationwide title game with Johnson banged up, carrying on twice for 7 backyards against Michigan.Nixon hurried for 201 yards last season, scoring one goal. He also captured 13 passes for 84

yards.He started his profession at Nebraska in 2020 as a wide receiver, tearing his ACL in the summertime of his freshman year.

He moved to Washington for the 2022 season, when he played in 11 games, hurried for 89 backyards and scored two touchdowns. He also caught seven balls for 66 yards.His background as a pass receiver gives Syracuse some flexibility utilizing him out of the backfield. He joins a talented running back room at Syracuse, as LeQuint Allen ran for 1,064 lawns last year and freshman running back Yasin Willis flashed with an impressive spring.

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