1 Johnnie Dixon

Johnny Dixon Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
ST, WR
Height
5'11"
Weight
198
Hometown
West Palm Beach, FL
High School
Dwyer
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Post-OSU Update: Johnnie Dixon was not selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, but he did spend time on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad that year, after being cut by the Texans near the end of training camp. He spent time with the Cardinals in 2020 and Cowboys in 2021, but did not appear in a regular season NFL game for either team. In 2022, Dixon played for the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL, leading the team in receptions and receiving touchdowns. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Sociology (2016-18), Human Development and Family Sciences (2015)

Weight: 198 (2018), 195 (2017), 198 (2016), 194 (2015), 198 (2014)

2018 Media Guide:  Johnnie Dixon is one of the outstanding leaders in the wide receivers room … a fifth-year senior, he is a veteran of 27 games for the Buckeyes and a highly respected member of the team for the character he displayed in overcoming injury and adversity to become a terrific football player, an authority figure and a key spokesperson for the team … he is coming off a fine junior campaign when he led the team with eight receiving touchdowns and averaged 23.4 yards per reception to also lead the team … he was named a “champion” by the OSU coaches nine times during the season, including offensive player of the game honors vs. Rutgers … his career-best 18-reception season included personal bests of four receptions vs. Iowa, 115 receiving yards vs. Rutgers and two-touchdown games vs. Rutgers, Penn State and Iowa.

2017 Media Guide: Johnnie Dixon is coming off his best spring drills from a competitive – he starred in the spring game with six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns – and health – he didn’t miss a practice – standpoint, and he is seeking to be a significant contributor for the Buckeyes at wide receiver this season … he is in his fourth year with the program and is a junior in eligibility … he has battled knee issues in each of his three years which has limited him to appearances in just 14 games (two in 2014, five in 2015 and seven last year) … his most extensive experience was 41 total plays in the Game 3 win over Kent State in 2014 … he had four rushes for 20 yards against the Golden Flashes, including a long of nine yards … he recorded his first career reception in 2015 – for 29 yards – in the season opener at Virginia Tech.

2016: 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 season because of his recurring knee issues … he did catch six passes for 26 yards, including three receptions vs. Rutgers, and he played enough snaps on the season (149) to earn his first Varsity O letter.

2016 Media Guide: Johnnie Dixon is in his third year with the program and is a sophomore in eligibility … he has battled through leg issues in both 2014 and 2015 that limited his practice and playing time … he has seen action in six games for the Buckeyes; two in 2014 and four games last season … his most extensive experience was 41 total plays in the Game 3 win over Kent State in 2014 with 39 of those plays on offense … he had four rushes for 20 yards against the Golden Flashes, including a long of nine yards … he played in each of the first three games last season before his leg issues sidelined him for all but the Penn State game, in which he was in on five plays … had his first career reception last year – for 29 yards – in the season opener at Virginia Tech.

2015 Media Guide: Johnnie Dixon is in his second year with the program … he battled through some leg issues in 2014 that limited his practice and playing time, although he did manage to see his first collegiate action for the College Football Playoff national champions with 41 total plays in the Game 3 win over Kent State … 39 of his plays that game were on offenses with two special teams plays … had four rushes for 20 yards, including a long of nine yards … into three games for the College Football Playoff national champions.

2014 Media Guide: Johnnie Dixon was one of six from his 2014 recruiting class to enroll in classes in January … 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 … Dixon 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.

High School: 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.

Personal: Is the son of Latoya Smith.

 

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TD
2014Ohio State204205.00NA000090000000
2015Ohio State500000NA12929.00290000000
2016Ohio State70155.00NA6264.30100000000
2017Ohio State1300000NA1842223.48700000000
2018Ohio State1450000NA4266915.98630101324018.50
Total-4155255.00NA67114617.116700101324018.50

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TD
2014Ohio State200000000
2015Ohio State500000000
2016Ohio State700000000
2017Ohio State1300000000
2018Ohio State1453211324018.50
Total-4153211324018.50