Nick Dixon, a senior at Spartanburg High School in South Carolina, had just committed to joining the Wingate University football team next fall on a four-year scholarship, before he died during routine knee surgery. According to reports, Dixon suffered complications Friday during the surgical procedure to repair his ACL and Meniscus.
School officials released a statement via Facebook, writing,
Nick was a great person, great teammate and a great player…and will always be remembered. Anyone who knows Nick describes him as everyone’s best friend. A talented and highly respected student-athlete.
As D7 grieves this unthinkable loss, we ask Nick and his family be remembered in prayer.
Nick’s friends launched a GoFundMe campaign and raised more than $16,000 for funeral and burial expenses. Keep the Dixon family in your prayers.