Ohio State Wide Receiver Johnnie Dixon to Participate in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

By Dan Hope on January 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm
Johnnie Dixon

After playing his final official game as a Buckeye in the Rose Bowl earlier this month, Johnnie Dixon will return to the Rose Bowl for one more game in his Ohio State helmet next weekend.

Dixon is among the 2019 NFL draft hopefuls who will be participating in next week's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which is set to be played inside the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, next Saturday, Jan. 19.

Coming off a senior season in which he caught a career-high 42 passes for 669 yards and eight touchdowns, Dixon will look to prove to NFL scouts that he deserves to be selected in this year's draft, which is scheduled for April 25-27 in Nashville.

For his Ohio State career as a whole, Dixon caught 67 passes for 1,146 yards and 16 touchdowns. Plagued by knee injuries for much of his career, Dixon finished strong in his final two seasons, becoming a regular in the wide receiver rotation and also contributing on special teams, and was named as a team captain for his senior season.

Dixon is one of two Ohio State wide receivers who are set to participate in pre-draft all-star games this year, along with Terry McLaurin, who will participate in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 in Mobile, Alabama. Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell was also invited to the Senior Bowl, but declined his invitation.

No other Ohio State players have been announced as participants in this year's all-star games, which begin with the East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Bowl next week.

The NFLPA Bowl is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff on Jan. 19 and will be televised on FS1.

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