Former Sooner great Rickey Dixon dead at 53 – KOCO Oklahoma City
NORMAN, Okla. —Former Oklahoma defensive back and 2019 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame inductee Rickey Dixon died Saturday. He was 53.
Dixon was once the fiercest and most accomplished cornerbacks in OU history. He was a consensus All-American in 1987, earned first-team All-Big Eight honors as a junior and senior in 1986 and 1987 and became the first Sooner to win the Jim Thorpe Award.
The cornerback finished his OU career with 170 total tackles, 17 interceptions and 303 …