Tulsa: A returning letterwinner . . . made the move from wide receiver to tight end during spring drills . . . 2000 -- Played in all 12 games . . . saw playing time at receiver and on special teams . . . 1999 -- Was a squad member . . . did not see action . . . 1998 -- Was a squad member . . . did not see action . . . 1997 -- Enrolled at Tulsa for the 1997 spring semester . . . sat out the 1997 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall -- Missed the last part of spring drills with a rib injury . . . possesses good size . . . will be utilized in the tight end and H-back roles . . . will have an opportunity to contribute in a lot of situations.
High School: Was a two-year letterwinner and a two-year starter at Bellaire High School . . . played wide receiver and free safety . . . was named the 17-5A District first team free safety both his junior and senior seasons . . . was named all-Greater Houston second-team free safety as a senior . . . selected to the all-Greater Houston Academic second-team as a junior and senior . . . caught six touchdown passes both his junior and senior seasons . . . also lettered two years in track and one year in basketball . . . high school coach was Stan Roper.
Personal: Enjoys bowling and playing video games . . . favorite athlete is Michael Jordan . . . Jerry Rice is his favorite NFL player and the San Francisco 49ers is his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite TV show is Family Matters . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . hide-n-go seek was his favorite game as a child . . . lists Martin Luther King as the person, dead or alive, that he would most like to meet . . . his craziest ambition is to fly an airplane . . . his father, Rhome, played in the Canadian Football League . . . his biggest sports thrill was hitting a game-winning grand slam in a Little League Baseball game . . . majoring in management information systems . . . born Jarrett Rhome Nixon on December 13, 1978.
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