A high school football player passed away from complications during surgery, according to a report from WSPA. Nick Dixon, the captain of the Spartanburg High School football team, passed away on Friday afternoon.
He was just 18 years old. According to the school’s superintendent, Dixon died less than 24 hours after he verbally committed to attend and play football for Division II Wingate.
The school’s official football Twitter account confirmed the news of Dixon’s passing.
Nick Dixon you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/6R3t1JHrco
— SpartanburgVikingsFootball (@SHSVikingsfb) January 11, 2019
Dixon was reportedly undergoing surgery on his ACL and meniscus when complications occurred. Doctors worked to revive Dixon, but were unsuccessful.
Dixon played in the Shrine Bowl, which pits the best players from the state of South Carolina and North Carolina against each other.
Our thoughts are with the Dixon family.