HoosierCat Posted September 16, 2015 Report Share Posted September 16, 2015 Lance passes along some sad news: http://www.700wlw.com/onair/lance-mcalister-7818/bengals-remember-rickey-dixon-13949956/ Thanks to listener Clayton for pointing out the tweet below from former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer. Former Bengal Rickey Dixon is suffering from ALS.-------As a Cincy-born kid, I got away to OU for college. I didn't know squat about Sooner tradition or former players, except this guy. He was the Bengals' First Round pick that year and the reason that I bought myself a #29 Oklahoma jersey within a few days of my arrival. If anything, it gave me a reason to be proud of my hometown team & adopt a new one in the process.As we all know, ALS is a horrible disease. It's victims aren't always the diagnosed; families & loved ones watch helplessly as their friends, sisters, brothers, fathers & mothers struggle.He & his family are in my thoughts and prayers. I humbly ask the same of you and your listeners.Thank you, Boomer Sooner & Who Dey!!Clayton -------The 48-year old Dixon was the 5th pick overall in the 1988 NFL draft by the Bengals.The Oklahoma defensive back played for the Bengals from 1988-92. He spent the 1993 season with Los Angeles Raiders following a trade from Cincinnati.Dixon was an All-American in 1987 and was the first Sooner to win the Jim Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in the country. He recorded 17 interceptions in his college career. He's a member of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.Dixon started just 32 games in five seasons with Cincinnati. As a rookie, he played in Super Bowl XXIII vs San Francisco, registering a tackle. He started all 16 games for the Bengals in 1989, recording three interceptions and finishing second on the team tackles with 104. Dixon totaled six interceptions in five seasons with the Bengals Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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