Peyton Dixon, the former record-breaking running back at Bishop Manogue, has officially joined the UC Davis football team.
Dixon's father, Diaz, told Nevada Sports Net on Wednesday night his son's move to the Aggies was a done deal. UC Davis has not officially announced the addition. Dixon was on Fresno State's roster last season but suffered a season-ending knee injury that required surgery in fall camp. After the season ended, Dixon put his name in the NCAA transfer portal.
As a senior at Bishop Manogue in 2018, Dixon rushed for a state-record 3,143 yards and 49 touchdowns to lead the Miners to the state championship game. He had scholarship offers from Fresno State, Wyoming, Nevada, UNLV and UC Davis before picking the Bulldogs.
Dixon was listed by 247Sports.com as a three-star recruit and the No. 124-ranked running back in the 2019 class. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Dixon has four seasons of eligibility remaining since he redshirted last season and is eligible to play in 2020 since he dropped down a level to the FCS.
Dixon's first game at UC Davis will come against his hometown college as the Aggies play at Nevada on Aug. 29 in the season opener for both teams.
UC Davis is coached by former Boise State and Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins, who is entering his fourth season with the Aggies. UC Davis is 20-16 overall and 13-11 in the Big Sky under Hawkins, including a 5-7 record last year. The Aggies made the FCS quarterfinals during a 10-win season in 2018.