Teen Accepts College Football Scholarship, Dies During ACL Surgery the Next Day

Breitbart | 1/14/2019 | Staff
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A teen football star in South Carolina died during ACL surgery, the day after he accepted a college scholarship to play for Wingate University.

Spartanburg High School Senior Nick Dixon died Friday, a day after he committed to play for Wingate, WSPA-TV reported.

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The young player went into surgery Friday morning for a torn ACL and meniscus, but suffered complications that took his life. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Dixon played on Spartanburg’s football team where he was team captain. The 18-year-old competed in the Shrine Bowl last year along with the best players in the Carolinas.

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“Nick was a wonderful student, wonderful athlete,” Spartanburg School District 7 Superintendent Dr. Russell Booker told the media. “Nick was part of our Viking early college program early on his high school career, which means he...
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