Saturday, March 18, 2017

Against the grain: From Ivy League to CIAA, Dixon adjusts at WSSU

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- Bruce Dixon was tired of the cold weather, and being so far from home.

That’s the standard answer he’s gives folks who ask him why he transferred from Dartmouth to Winston-Salem State.

As a 6-4, 225 pound quarterback Dixon, who is from Charlotte, also wouldn’t mind more playing time at his new school. That’s why he took the leap of faith to leave the Ivy League for the CIAA.

Dixon is competing in spring practice, and is one of the more intriguing players in camp.

“I was tired of being that far up north,” Dixon said last week after the Rams’ fourth practice of the spring. “I was ready to get back down here and I was looking at Division II schools in the area like UNC Pembroke, Catawba and Winston-Salem State. I thought this would be the best fit.”

His Division II choice means he doesn't have to sit out a season, and with his academics, he had a 3.0 GPA when he left Dartmouth, he could play right away this fall.

Thanks to knowing Natrone Means, the WSSU running bacCks coach and former NFL player, Dixon looked long and hard at coming to Winston-Salem.


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