Mike Nixon named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week


September 8, 2009

Arizona State University senior linebacker Mike">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/nixon_mike00.html">Mike Nixon was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced.

Nixon did a little bit of everything for the Sun Devils during their 50-3 win over Idaho State. He intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, collected four tackles and blocked a punt, recorded half a tackle for loss and broke up a pass for the ASU defense, which limited Idaho State to only 37 yards of total offense. Download Full Image

The Phoenix native, who tied for the Pac-10 lead with five interceptions last season, now has eight career picks, all coming in the last nine games. He went the first 30 games of his career without an interception.

Mike Nixon named Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week


September 8, 2009

Arizona State University senior linebacker Mike">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/nixon_mike00.html">Mike Nixon has been named the Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday.

Nixon (Phoenix, Ariz.) intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, collected four tackles and blocked a punt in the Sun Devils 50-3 win over Idaho State on Saturday. He also recorded half a tackle for loss and broke up a pass for the ASU defense, which limited Idaho State to only 37 yards of total offense. Download Full Image

Arizona State will receive $1,000 for its general scholarship fund in recognition of Nixon's accomplishment.

Nixon, who was also named Pacific-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, now has eight career interceptions, after tying for the Pac-10 lead in 2008 with five picks.