COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 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.