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Former Buckeyes Wide Receiver Johnnie Dixon Honors Dwayne Haskins After Scoring His First USFL Touchdown

In the New Orleans Breakers‘ 34-3 win over the Tampa Bay Bandits last Sunday, former Ohio State wide receiver Johnnie Dixon scored his first touchdown of the USFL’s season and took a moment to pay tribute to his former quarterback, the late Dwayne Haskins.

“Rest in peace to my brother Dwayne, baby. We love you, man.”

Dixon’s most recent touchdown comes on a weekend where multiple funeral services were held for Haskins, who was hit by a vehicle on a highway in South Florida earlier in April.

Haskins was Dixon’s quarterback during their 2018 season at Ohio State, with Dixon catching 42 passes for 669 yards and 8 touchdowns that season. Additionally, Dixon set a career-high of 7 receptions for 129 yards and 1 touchdown in their Big Ten Championship win over Northwestern.

In last Sunday’s appearance against the Tampa Bay Bandits, Dixon ended the game with 5 receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. In the first 2 games with his undefeated Breakers, Dixon’s recorded 9 receptions for 78 yards and 1 touchdown.

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Matt Lyons is a Writer/Contributor for XFL News Hub, USFL News Hub, & CFL News Hub, covering the XFL, USFL, ELF, and TSL since August of 2020.

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