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Colorado’s K.D. Nixon enters transfer portal

The standout athlete has experienced a rough past 16 months with the Buffs

NCAA Football: Southern California at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver K.D. Nixon has decided to leave Boulder, opting out for a fifth-year by entering the transfer portal. The news comes as no shock after Nixon’s least-productive season thus far.

The wideout from DeSoto, Texas has shown streaks of being a top-tier talent throughout his time with the Buffs. As an original recruit under Mike MacIntyre, Nixon played a secondary role to his high school teammate Laviska Shenault Jr. during his first three seasons at Colorado.

Nixon announced he would be joining Shenault and enter the 2020 NFL Draft, but recanted and returned to play for Karl Dorrell at CU. He experienced a plethora of setbacks during his senior season with 15 receptions for 132 yards and no touchdowns in four games.

Nixon has caught 105 passes for 1,250 yards and seven touchdowns in 39 career games. Colorado will now return Dimitri Stanley, Vontae Shenault and Brenden Rice as go-to options on the CU roster for next season. Stanley led the team with 20 catches for 335 yards and a touchdown.