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December 8, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Brian Poli-Dixon, one of five juniors to ask the NFL where he might be drafted, said Thursday he will return to UCLA for his senior season. "I'm definitely going to stay," he said. "I want to set some records here, and we're going to have a great year. And I really haven't played to my potential yet." Poli-Dixon caught 46 passes for 700 yards this season. He said he expected fellow receiver Freddie Mitchell, who caught 68 passes for a school-record 1,314 yards, to turn pro.
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October 13, 2001 | Steve Henson
There are several reasons to believe Brian Poli-Dixon will make an impact today. To begin with, he's confident. The senior receiver snapped out of a three-game funk two weeks ago against Oregon State, making six catches for 107 yards and two long touchdowns. Secondly, he had a career day last season against Washington, making eight catches for 165 yards and a touchdown.
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September 17, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER and JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Freddie Mitchell turned in one of the greatest days ever for a UCLA receiver. Michigan deserves a lot of the credit. Tailback DeShaun Foster was watching TV and heard some Wolverines say they only needed to slow down Foster to beat the Bruins. Foster passed this along to flanker Mitchell and split end Brian Poli-Dixon, either in the name of friendship or, just maybe, motivation. "That makes it personal," Poli-Dixon said. In Saturday's 23-20 victory, Mitchell had 10 catches, tying J.J.
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September 30, 2001 | STEVE HENSON and BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brian Poli-Dixon came into the season pursuing school records. After three weeks he merely sought an identity. The senior receiver found it Saturday, turning the Oregon State secondary into burnt orange. He made up for dropping passes against Alabama and dropping out of sight against Ohio State by making six receptions for 107 yards, including touchdowns of 38 and 39 yards.
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September 23, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Backup split end Brian Poli-Dixon might be lost for the season because of a broken right wrist, another blow for the receiving corps that was expected to be among the best in the country but instead has been beset by injuries. Poli-Dixon was hurt in the first quarter of Saturday night's win over Fresno State at the Rose Bowl, but continued to play, even catching a 15-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that supplied the eventual 35-21 margin. The extent of the injury was learned Wednesday.
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August 28, 1997 | JIM HODGES
Brian Poli-Dixon has a group of tutors and spent much of Wednesday's practice at UCLA with Eric Scott whispering in his ear. The subject is pass routes, and Poli-Dixon, a freshman, understands they are a bit more complicated than the ones he ran in high school in Arizona. "We had some of the same names for routes, but they were different routes," Poli-Dixon said. "I'm having to learn the new ones."
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August 20, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
A lineup battle is underway at split end, where Brian Poli-Dixon has disappointed coaches and is in danger of losing his starting job to Brad Melsby. Poli-Dixon was an honorable mention All-Pacific 10 selection last season while leading the Bruins in touchdown receptions (10) and finishing second in catches (44), but he has been unimpressive in the opening days of his junior season.
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October 13, 2001 | Steve Henson
There are several reasons to believe Brian Poli-Dixon will make an impact today. To begin with, he's confident. The senior receiver snapped out of a three-game funk two weeks ago against Oregon State, making six catches for 107 yards and two long touchdowns. Secondly, he had a career day last season against Washington, making eight catches for 165 yards and a touchdown.
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September 21, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
With the ninth best pass defense in the nation, Oregon loves to take chances by having its defensive backs play man-to-man. UCLA wide receiver Brian Poli-Dixon is hoping the Ducks try this tactic against him Saturday. If they do, he plans to make them pay. "They put their corners out on islands without any real help in the middle," said Poli-Dixon, who has only five catches for 75 yards for the 3-0 Bruins. "It will definitely be a big game for receivers.
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October 25, 1998 | J.A. ADANDE and HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brian Poli-Dixon knew what everyone would be thinking the first time a pass came his way Saturday against California. All the visions of him dropping that wide-open, sure-thing touchdown against Oregon the week before would come right back. This time he caught the first ball thrown in his direction. And the next one, a 17-yard touchdown pass that he had just enough time to get his hands in front of when he turned back toward the quarterback.
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December 8, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Brian Poli-Dixon, one of five juniors to ask the NFL where he might be drafted, said Thursday he will return to UCLA for his senior season. "I'm definitely going to stay," he said. "I want to set some records here, and we're going to have a great year. And I really haven't played to my potential yet." Poli-Dixon caught 46 passes for 700 yards this season. He said he expected fellow receiver Freddie Mitchell, who caught 68 passes for a school-record 1,314 yards, to turn pro.
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September 21, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
With the ninth best pass defense in the nation, Oregon loves to take chances by having its defensive backs play man-to-man. UCLA wide receiver Brian Poli-Dixon is hoping the Ducks try this tactic against him Saturday. If they do, he plans to make them pay. "They put their corners out on islands without any real help in the middle," said Poli-Dixon, who has only five catches for 75 yards for the 3-0 Bruins. "It will definitely be a big game for receivers.
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September 17, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER and JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Freddie Mitchell turned in one of the greatest days ever for a UCLA receiver. Michigan deserves a lot of the credit. Tailback DeShaun Foster was watching TV and heard some Wolverines say they only needed to slow down Foster to beat the Bruins. Foster passed this along to flanker Mitchell and split end Brian Poli-Dixon, either in the name of friendship or, just maybe, motivation. "That makes it personal," Poli-Dixon said. In Saturday's 23-20 victory, Mitchell had 10 catches, tying J.J.
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September 23, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Backup split end Brian Poli-Dixon might be lost for the season because of a broken right wrist, another blow for the receiving corps that was expected to be among the best in the country but instead has been beset by injuries. Poli-Dixon was hurt in the first quarter of Saturday night's win over Fresno State at the Rose Bowl, but continued to play, even catching a 15-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that supplied the eventual 35-21 margin. The extent of the injury was learned Wednesday.
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August 20, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
A lineup battle is underway at split end, where Brian Poli-Dixon has disappointed coaches and is in danger of losing his starting job to Brad Melsby. Poli-Dixon was an honorable mention All-Pacific 10 selection last season while leading the Bruins in touchdown receptions (10) and finishing second in catches (44), but he has been unimpressive in the opening days of his junior season.
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October 25, 1998 | J.A. ADANDE and HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brian Poli-Dixon knew what everyone would be thinking the first time a pass came his way Saturday against California. All the visions of him dropping that wide-open, sure-thing touchdown against Oregon the week before would come right back. This time he caught the first ball thrown in his direction. And the next one, a 17-yard touchdown pass that he had just enough time to get his hands in front of when he turned back toward the quarterback.
SPORTS
September 30, 2001 | STEVE HENSON and BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brian Poli-Dixon came into the season pursuing school records. After three weeks he merely sought an identity. The senior receiver found it Saturday, turning the Oregon State secondary into burnt orange. He made up for dropping passes against Alabama and dropping out of sight against Ohio State by making six receptions for 107 yards, including touchdowns of 38 and 39 yards.
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August 18, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Sunday is trick-play day at UCLA, the Bruins practicing only once in virtual seclusion as they work on their reverses, flanker passes and other gadget plays that so delight Coach Bob Toledo. UCLA used at least one trick play in every game last season, the idea being whether or not they work, the opposition has to spend part of its NCAA-mandated 20-hour practice week working against the trickery. Besides, Toledo said, they're fun.
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August 28, 1997 | JIM HODGES
Brian Poli-Dixon has a group of tutors and spent much of Wednesday's practice at UCLA with Eric Scott whispering in his ear. The subject is pass routes, and Poli-Dixon, a freshman, understands they are a bit more complicated than the ones he ran in high school in Arizona. "We had some of the same names for routes, but they were different routes," Poli-Dixon said. "I'm having to learn the new ones."
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