2006: Played in all 13 games and earned nine starts as an offensive guard ... Had a cumulative grade of 72.2 percent to go along with 34 knockdowns ... Allowed just one sack all year ... Enjoyed a very consistent spring where he grabbed the starting job at left guard ... Was presented the Most Dependable Offensive Line award, along with Germayle Franklin, for his play during spring drills ... Earned the start at right guard and played 53 total snaps in win over FIU ... Played 61 snaps at Maryland and was in on 34 against Tennessee Tech ... Was in on 30 plays in loss to Oklahoma ... Saw action against North Texas and Louisville ... Earned a "winning performance" from the coaching staff against Louisiana-Monroe in 20 snaps ... Took Marcus Gates spot at right guard when Gates moved to center early in game due to an injury to Paul Cantrell and played 56 snaps ... Started at right guard in win over FAU and earned a "winning grade" ... Came back to start at left guard against ASU and South Carolina.
2005: Played in all 11 games and started the first six games of the year at left guard ... For the year, Nix was in on 392 snaps to go along with 86.5 knockdowns ... Had a cumulative grade of 79 percent for the season ... Played 42 snaps and collected seven knockdowns in his first collegiate start at Alabama ... Registered 60 snaps and 11 knockdowns in loss to North Texas, then came back to collect eight knockdowns and earn a grade of 84 percent versus Akron ... Graded out at 72 percent in the win over Vanderbilt ... Was in on 69 snaps and had 21 knockdowns in win at FAU ... Also graded out at 81 percent against the Owls ... Graded out at 81 percent and collected 12 knockdowns in 41 snaps against ULL ... Did not start against Arkansas State but played 28 snaps and had a grade of 76 percent ... Had just seven snaps against Louisiana-Monroe ... Played 31 snaps at NC State and graded out at 78 percent ... Was in on 20 plays in win over Troy and had 11 snaps at FIU.
2004: Played in final eight contests of the season, making four tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss ... First collegiate action came at North Texas ... Registered one tackle, 0.5 for loss, versus Arkansas State ... Collected season-high three stops versus Idaho including one tackle for loss.
High School: The first signee Coosa Valley has ever had in its history (the entire school met in the gymnasium to witness his signing) ... Originally committed to Mississippi State ... Played for Coach Jim Stomps at Coosa Valley Academy ... Rated two stars by Rival.com ... Played special teams, offense, and defense during his career ... Named first team all-state as an offensive lineman in 2002 and 2003 ... Against Central Christian he tallied three sacks and blocked a field goal ... Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball ... Was also a member of the Beta Club.
Personal: Parents: Mike and Carol Nix... Born: 1/17/86 ... Major: Undecided.