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A high school football star made his college choice. The next day he died during ACL surgery.

Aug 15, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Nick Dixon's knee surgery was scheduled to be over by lunchtime, but the 18-year-old couldn't wait to share the good news with his mother. A standout football player with multiple Division II college scholarship offers, Dixon had quietly committed to play at Wingate University the previous night.

"Okay, we'll talk about it later," Terri Littlejohn told her son on the way to Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg on Jan. 11. He had torn his meniscus and ACL in his left...