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Dexter Linton - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Dexter Linton

Position Safety
Height 5'10''
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Arlington, Texas
High School James Bowie HS

Career Honors: 2009: KU Defensive Scout Player of the Week vs. Iowa State.

2012 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games in the defensive secondary … Started against TCU and at Northern Illinois … Made 26 tackles and collected two pass breakups … Set a career high with eight tackles, including seven solo stops, at Northern Illinois … Made six tackles against TCU … Registered three tackles against Baylor and Texas Tech … Finished the season with four stops at West Virginia.

2011 (So.): Played in all 12 games … Made first career start at Texas A&M … Collected a pair of tackles against McNeese State and at Texas … Had a solo stop at Georgia Tech and against Kansas State … Made a career high three tackles at Texas A&M.

2010 (RFr.): Did not see any action during the season.

2009 (Fr.): Redshirted his first year at KU… Named KU defensive scout player of the week vs. Iowa State.

High School: A two-year letterwinner at James Bowie HS… Played safety and cornerback… A two-time all-district selection… As a senior he posted 75 tackles to go along with 15 passes broken up, three interceptions and two blocked punts… Team was 11-2, won the district championship and advanced to the round of 16 in the state playoffs his senior year… Team finished the regular season ranked fourth in the state… As a junior he had 103 tackles, two interceptions and 11 pass break ups… Team advanced to state semifinals his junior year… Was also a state qualifier in track.

Personal: Son of Marisa Linton.