Former OU Defensive Back Rickey Dixon Dies At 53

Another Oklahoma Sooner football great passed away on Saturday.

Former defensive back Rickey Dixon, who had been battling ALS, died at the age of 53.

Dixon was a consensus All-American in 1987. During the same season, Dixon was named winner of the Jim Thorpe Award.

The award is annually given to the nation's top defensive back.

Dixon enjoyed a six-year NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals for five season before wrapping up his professional career with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1993.

News 9 Sports Director Dean Blevins interviewed Dixon back in 2012.