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Ohio State wide receiver Johnnie Dixon signed as a free agent by Houston Texans

Couldn’t be happier for Johnnie!

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It was a long and winding road for Johnnie Dixon during his time as an Ohio State Buckeye. Having suffered more than his fair share of injuries, and almost giving up the game before his red-shirt junior season, the West Palm Beach, Fla. native finally got healthy for his final two years in Columbus, and became one of the most beloved players in recent OSU memory.

Dixon will now have the opportunity to continue to develop his game in the NFL as he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans following the NFL Draft. Buckeye lineman Malcolm Pridgeon also signed with Houston.

Despite all of the ups and downs, Dixon stuck with the Buckeyes, and made the most of final two seasons. After making little impact on offense in his first two years on the field, Dixon ended his career with 1,146 receiving yards and 17 total touchdowns. In 2018, Dixon was selected as a team captain and had his best season, totaling 669 yards and eight scores.

Land-Grant Holy Land will have much more on Dixon and all of the newly signed and selected Buckeyes throughout the rest of the week.