Former Bulldog All-American to be inducted into CUSA Hall of Fame

Kenneth Dixon (photo courtesy of LA Tech Athletics)

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletics

Kenneth Dixon, who rewrote the football record books in route to becoming one of the most decorated student-athletes in Louisiana Tech history, was announced Monday as part of the Conference USA Class of 2023 Hall of Fame.

The former Bulldog running back becomes the first student-athlete from LA Tech to be inducted into the CUSA Hall of Fame. The Strong, Arkansas native wreaked havoc on opposing defenses for four years (2012-15), producing numbers that may never be matched at LA Tech or in all of FBS college football.

Before bursting onto the Conference USA scene as a three-time All-CUSA selection in 2013, 2014, and 2015, Dixon burst onto the scene as a Freshman All-American in 2012, setting FBS records that still stand – most rushing touchdowns scored as a freshman (27), most points scored by a freshman (168), and most touchdowns scored by a freshman (28).

Dixon, finished his illustrious LA Tech career with 522 points, which is currently the second most in FBS history for a non-kicker. He also finished with 87 overall touchdowns, the second most in FBS history, while his 72 rushing touchdowns are tied for the fourth most in FBS history.

He is LA Tech’s all-time rushing leader in carries (801), yardage (4,480), and touchdowns (72), and is the only LA Tech player in program history to register three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

Dixon holds the LA Tech and CUSA record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game with six against North Texas in 2015. The 36 points scored from that game is also a CUSA record.

His 168 points in 2014 and 156 points in 2015 rank in the top five in CUSA history while his 59 total touchdowns while playing in Conference USA (2013-15) ranks fourth in CUSA history.

All the while, Dixon helped lead the Bulldogs to a CUSA West Division title in 2014 as well as winning the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl and the 2015 New Orleans Bowl.

He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens, spending four years in the NFL (three with the Ravens and one with the New York Jets).

The league’s Hall of Fame Committee selects the nominees and the league’s Athletics Directors serve as the voting panel for the CUSA Hall of Fame. The inaugural class made its debut in 2019 with 20 student-athletes, three coaches, and two administrators. Current and future CUSA Hall of Fame class size will be a minimum of one inductee and a maximum of five inductees per year. Nominees not selected in this class will remain on the ballot for future years.