While there are going to be a lot of new faces all over Kent State’s football program this year, it’s good to know that slot receiver Antwan Dixon will be back on the sidelines for the Golden Flashes.
Dixon was a well-regarded speedster from Fort Myers, Fla. (South Fort Myers) in 2015 and started to look like Dri Archer 2.0 as a freshman. In Dixon’s first year on campus, he appeared in eight games, caught 26 passes for 355 yards and one touchdown, while adding two rushing touchdowns on 11 carries.
Dixon had to miss the next two seasons, though. He had a long fight with aplastic anemia, a blood disorder that required a bone marrow transplant from his father. Dixon came back to campus in January, but the promise of him being a football player on scholarship was gone since there’s a new head coach in place. Dixon told the News-Press that he planned on running track, but there was no guaranteed spot on Kent State’s football roster for him at the time.
Dixon is on Kent State’s roster now, though, wearing No. 89 instead of No. 1 (still a vacant number).