SaberCats Sign Cornelius Dixon

San Jose SaberCats press release

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sabercats announced on Monday the acquisitions of offensive lineman Cornelius Dixon and wide receiver Mike Willie.

Dixon (6-6, 345, Missouri Valley College) is currently in his fifth year in the Arena Football League, having appeared in 12 games for the New Orleans VooDoo earlier this season. Over the previous two seasons, Dixon started 30 games for the Arizona Rattlers, winning two ArenaBowl Championships. For his career, he has also caught eight receptions for 102 yards as a tight end in the AFL. Dixon played collegiality at Missouri Valley College, earning the Vikings’ Most Valuable Blocker award and being selected First Team All-Conference in 2009.

“Cornelius will add experience and a championship pedigree to our team and we are excited to add a versatile offensive lineman like him to our roster,” said Owner and Head Coach Darren Arbet.

Willie (6-3, 230, Arizona State), joins the SaberCats in his first year in the AFL. In 2014, Willie spent time in the National Football League with the Baltimore Ravens after being a member of the San Diego Chargers practice squad in 2012. A two-year player at Arizona State University, Willie totaled 72 receptions for 897 yards and nine touchdowns in his career as a Sun Devil.

“Willie is a young and talented receiver who brings NFL experience to our team,” said Arbet. “Depth at the receiver position is important to being successful in this League and Willie has a bright future.”

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