Thursday, August 7, 2008


Next Level Scouting, Inc. is reporting that Miami U. senior defensive tackle Antonio Dixon was suffering from heat-related issues and dehydration when he was rushed to nearby HealthSouth Doctors Hospital during yesterday's practice. The weather has created several issues over the first five days of practice, but the 6'3", 325-pound senior is the first to suffer issues to this extent.

Wednesday’s practice was their first in pads and the heat index was in the 90s.

Dixon started four games as a junior, and recorded career-highs across the board—21 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks (three quarterback pressures). He is a talented player who has had issues with conditioning in the past. Dixon is viewed as a critical piece to a potential bounce back season by the ‘Canes.

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