King  Dixon c. 1937 - July 6, 2020

Former South Carolina football star, AD Dixon dead at 83

Originally published by The Associated Press on July 07, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former South Carolina running back, athletic director and board of trustees member King Dixon died Monday. He was 83.

The university said in a release that Dixon had fought pancreatic cancer.

Dixon played for the Gamecocks from 1956-58 and served as a co-captain his senior year. After spending 22 years in the Marines, Dixon returned to South Carolina as its athletic director in 1988.

Dixon oversaw South Carolina's entrance into the Southeastern Conference in 1992 before ending his tenure.

Dixon was named to the university's Association of Letterman's Hall of Fame in 1991.

Dixon was appointed as a school trustee earlier this year.

The Associated Press

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