View Full Version : The best player you've never heard of...

09-01-2005, 06:15 PM
Domenik Hixon, WR, University of Akron (My Alma Mater).

I have a unique insight into the MAC because I work at a radio and TV station, and one of the on-air guys is a sports genius who calls all the Akron games. We both follow all the MAC schools closely, and we talk every week about which players are going to be break-outs and busts.

Anyway, Hixon is 6'2" 192, a converted DB (and that move was made by his QB last year, Charlie Frye), is physical, doesn't drop balls, and runs a sub 4.4 40. He was also one of only 5 1-A players to score on both PR and KR, and ranked in the top 25 nationally in both PR and KR yards. He may have a great season catching balls from Luke Getsy (ring any bells Pitt fans?) this season and not be a sleeper, but as of right now, he's my #2 wish list WR behind Martin Nance (U Miami Ohio, Big Ben's favorite target in his last year).

09-03-2005, 10:08 AM
I know I`ll be looking for him this year. I`ll keep up on him. Thanks for the heads up!

09-10-2005, 05:29 PM
Hixon had a nice game today against Purdue. He was doubled up a lot today, and the Boilermakers defense is one of the best in the nation. He caught 6 passes for 80 yards, including a 37 yarder. He also had a great game returning kicks, returning 5 for an avg of 29 per, including a 51 yarder that he had one guy to beat or it would have been a 93 yarder for a score.

The Zips will not face a defense again this year anywhere near as good as Purdue, so I expect him to have a tremendous season.

09-10-2005, 05:39 PM
hhmm 6'2..good size.. If he can put on a few pounds when he gets to the NFL he could definately be to deal with !!

09-11-2005, 08:51 AM
Actually, he plays big for 192, and I wouldn't want him to lose any speed. He'll definitely be playing on Sundays...

09-14-2005, 09:23 AM
Hixon leads the nation in all purpose yards per game with 221.

09-19-2005, 09:38 AM
9 for 169 and a TD Saturday against Middle Tennessee State.

Oh, and he still leads the nation in all purpose yards per game at 214.5.

09-27-2005, 09:42 AM
Hixon was excellent again last Saturday against a very good Northern Illinois team, catching 6 for 104, including a 51 yard TD pass...he also rolled up a total of 231 all-purpose yards, and leads the nation in that category after week 4. This is only his second year playing WR...he is going to be a very good pro WR...

10-03-2005, 11:59 AM
Well, might as well keep the updates coming...

Hixon had an excellent game again in a very disapointing loss to a mediocre Central Michigan team. He snagged 10 catches for 129 yards and 2 TD's, and padded his lead in APY with another 138 yards in KR's for a total of 267.

10-03-2005, 06:24 PM
welcome to Suit's personal thread :grin:

I wonder though how much being from a smaller school could impact his draft status. It happens ever year unfortunately, even though it shouldnt!!

10-03-2005, 06:26 PM
Hey Suit. They have any televised games coming up and if so when? I would like to check the kid out. Also taping the game Martin Nance is playing in.

10-03-2005, 07:12 PM
Sadly, not much on the slate...they play Buffalo next week in NY so there's no chance, and then Miami(OH) the following week. They play Army at home after that, and it might get an ESPN nod but I doubt it...

Best bet? Thanksgiving morning they are on the Duece in Akron at 10AM against their rival Kent State.

10-04-2005, 11:26 AM
Further update...

Hixon ranks:
1st nationally in all-purpose YPG with 223.3
3rd nationally in receiving YPG with 122.5
7th nationally in receptions per game with 7.8

10-12-2005, 09:46 AM
Uncharacteristically poor outting against a pretty stout Buffalo Defense last week:

Hixon was 5-93 no TD's, but did have a 53 yard punt return, and a 59 yarder called back.

He is:
1st Nationally in all purpose at 220/game (2nd is Reggie Bush...they flashed that stat up last week during the USC/Arizona game and gave Hixon some props for being #1)
5th Receiving yards/game at 166.6
7th in receptions/game with 7.8