Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
The Buckeyes host the Rebels for the first time in program history.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.
The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.
Notable: Dixon played in the first six games of the 2016 season, including 31 plays on offense against Rutgers, but was able to play in just one more game the remainder of the seaon because of his recurring knee issues ... he did catch six passes for 26 yards, including three receptions vs. Rutgers, and he played enough snaps of the season (149) to earn his first Varsity O letter.
More on Johnnie: Johnnie Dixon was one of six from his 2014 recruiting class to enroll in classes in January 2014 … he was a consensus four-star recruit who was rated the No. 34 prospect in the nation on the ESPN 300 and its No. 5 rated wide receiver … also had a fine, No. 62 rating by 247Sports and he was No. 117 on the Rivals 250 … competed at the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … ranked No. 15 at his position by Rivals and No. 30 by Scout … helped Dwyer High School, coached by Jack Daniels, to its second Florida Class 7A state championship in school history and its first-ever unbeaten season (15-0) in 2013 … named second-team Associated Press Class 7A all-state in 2013 … Dixon played his best football in the state playoffs with 17 receptions for 366 yards and six touchdowns in Dwyer’s five-game run to the state title … had five catches for 55 yards and one score in the 55-39 championship game win over Niceville … had 33 receptions for 610 yards and six touchdowns as a junior … is the son of Latoya Smith.
DIXON'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS
Buckeyes in the NFL - Week 6