Baylor football’s presence at the NFL Combine consistently sees widespread improvement from year to year.
Last weekend, six Baylor players participated in the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,— safety Ahmad Dixon, running back Lache Seastrunk, tight end Jordan Najvar, cornerback Demetri Goodson, offensive guard Cyril Richardson and wide receiver Tevin Reese.
Baylor head coach Art Briles said on Monday that he knew of senior safety Ahmad Dixon’s legal woes prior to the Sept. 21 ULM game. Dixon fully participated in the ULM game before suffering an injury.
Dixon, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with a Class A misdemeanor assault, according to Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department.
Baylor safety and Waco senior Ahmad D. Dixon, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with a Class A misdemeanor assault, according to a public release form by Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department.
Dixon’s arrest stemmed from the alleged assault of a 21-year-old male the night of Sept. 16, according to the press release. The unidentified man reported to Waco police officers on Sept. 17 that he was attacked while he was visiting his cousin at The Grove apartment complex, where Dixon also lives The assailant was playing video games inside the apartment where the victim’s cousin lives.
Over the offseason, Baylor tweaked the positions of senior safety Ahmad Dixon and senior nickelback Sam Holl in an effort to improve the Bears’ defense throughout the 2013 season.
Dixon, formerly a nickelback, moved to safety in the spring. The move to safety allows Dixon to play in more space and utilize his exceptional speed to track passes in the air and run down opponents.
When he was coming out of Midway High School in nearby Hewitt, Baylor junior nickel back Ahmad Dixon could have chosen to go to pretty much any school in the nation. He was ranked as the No. 15 national recruit by ESPNU 150 and had scholarship offers from Alabama, Texas, USC and pretty much everywhere else in between. Instead of bolting for a glamorous, prestigious program, Dixon decided to stay home and head to Baylor, who was just coming off of a 4-8 season.
Head coach Art Briles showcased his team in 75-minute controlled scrimmage Saturday at the Higher Complex Practice Fields.
Baylor football left the Alamadome field victorious on Dec. 30, 2011. The team returned the field Tuesday for the first time since to begin spring practice.
It’s only the first half, but No. 22 Baylor football is surprising the nation with a score of 17-10 over No. 5 Oklahoma.
After the Bears’ 55-28 loss at Texas A&M, the numbers are in, and some of them aren’t pretty.
Last Saturday, the Baylor defense stepped on the field for Rice’s second drive of the second half with the Bears leading 35-17. Despite the lead, the atmosphere in Floyd Casey Stadium was dead.