It seems as if Rashun Dixon‘s long, lengthy journey from touted football prospect to drafted baseball prospect to football hopeful yet again in Starkville has come to an unofficial end.
Mississippi State players reported for summer camp over the weekend and commenced practice in earnest for the 2015 season Monday. One of those not present was the sophomore tight end Dixon, whose name is not a part of MSU’s online roster.
On his Twitter account late last month, Dixon indicated that he was back on the Left Coast.
Dixon played in two games last season, but it’s his back story — and his status as a legacy player — that makes his apparent departure noteworthy.
In 2008, Dixon was a four-star member of MSU’s recruiting class, the last of Sylvester Croom‘s tenure. Dixon never suited up for the Bulldogs, however, as he was drafted in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics and embarked on a career in professional baseball. He batted in the neighborhood of .250 during his time with the organization and was ultimately released.
Six years after his initial flirtation with football, the 23-year-old Dixon decided to return to the Bulldogs as a walk-on player. He played in two games during the 2014 season.
Dixon is the younger brother of Anthony Dixon, who led MSU in rushing every year from 2007-09. He’s also the brother of Deshun Dixon, a Bulldog walk-on who was arrested in late April and charged with driving under the influence. He’s not currently listed on MSU’s online roster.
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