D'Cota Dixon wins Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award

D'Cota Dixon picked up the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award on Tuesday, only the latest in a number of accolades Dixon has received for his work as a scholar-athlete in service to his communities.

The award, according to its official website, is presented annually to the Division I college football player who has demonstrated a record of leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship both on and off the field. The award honors the type of exemplary character and commitment to community, family and teammates demonstrated by Jason Witten, the 2012 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year and one of the most prominent role models in the game.

Dixon's credentials for the award:

Dixon a three-year starter, who was named first-team All-Big Ten last year. He began the 2018 season on the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy and Wuerffel Trophy. A multiple-semester Dean’s List student, Dixon has been named Academic All-Big Ten each of the last two seasons and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar last year. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation psychology. The youngest of four children, Dixon is a product of the foster care system. He has volunteered his time at more than 30 events through the Badgers Give Back community service initiative and has long been one of the group’s most dedicated volunteers across all sports at UW.

Andy Baggot of UWBadgers.com joined Lucas in the Morning to discuss the award and Dixon's impact on and off the field for the Badgers.

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