|#1 Dillon Baxter|
|Junior||Chula Vista, Calif.|
|5-11||University of Southern California|
2010: Appeared in 10 games, starting once against Arizona State. He ran for 252 yards on 59 carries, with 1 TD, and caught 11 passes for 73 yards. He was also 2-of-2 passing for 9 yards with 1 TD. In his first game with USC against Virginia, he ran for 49 yards on 9 carries and also caught 2 passes for 8 yards. He added 75 yards on 14 carries at Washington State, then he had 22 yards on 4 carries before spraining his foot and toe at Stanford. Against Arizona State, while making his first start, he had 17 carries for 52 yards, plus 4 catches for 26 yards. Against UCLA, he threw a 5-yard scoring pass to complete USC’s first touchdown pass by a non-quarterback since Reggie Bush in 2004.
PERSONAL: Dillon Baxter was born in Chula Vista, Calif…In 2009 he was awarded and named EA Sports Mr. Football USA, EA Sports All-American first team, U.S. Army Ken Hall National Player of the Year, Parade All-American All-Purpose MVP, Max Preps National Player of the Year, Max Preps All-American first team, Max Preps All-American Medium School National Player of the Year, Max Preps California Division II Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports California Mr. Football Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools Player of the Year and All-CIF San Diego Player of the Year, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest Offensive Player of the Year, Prep Star All-West, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 as a senior quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Mission Bay High School in San Diego, Calif. As a senior at Mission Bay High in 2009, he completed 102-of-166 passes for 1,968 yards including 26 TDs, while also running a record-setting 2,984 yards on 261 carries with 50 TDs. He holds the state record with 79 TDs. Also, he returned 9 punts for 117 yards and 11 kickoffs for 179 yards as a senior. In 2009 he led Mission Bay to a 13-0 season and won the CIF San Diego Division IV title. In 2008 as a junior, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and the San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego first team. In 2007 as a sophomore, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team.