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Larry Dixon: An inside look at the life of a football player at West Point

I can’t recommend highly enough this New York Times story about Larry Dixon, the former Olympic High football star who is starting his second year at West Point. Dixon will be the starting fullback for the Black Knights, who open the season at San Diego State on Saturday.

Click here to read the story.

It’s an excerpt from the “Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point” and details what a plebe — in this case, the story focuses on Dixon — has to go through at the academy.