SaberCats Assigned OL Cornelius Dixon and WR Mike Willie

(SAN JOSE)– The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned offensive lineman Cornelius Dixon and wide receiver Mike Willie.

#77 OL Cornelius Dixon (left) played 12 games for the New Orleans VooDoo earlier this season

#77 OL Cornelius Dixon (left) played 12 games for the New Orleans VooDoo earlier this season

Dixon (6’6 345), is currently in his fifth year in the Arena Football League, appearing in 12 games for the New Orleans VooDoo earlier this season. Over the past two seasons, Dixon has started 30 games for the Arizona Rattlers, winning two ArenaBowl Championships. For his career, he has 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 and First Team All-Conference honors 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), joins the SaberCats in his first year in the AFL. In 2014, Willie spent time in the National Football League with the Baltimore Ravens, while 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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