Dickey caught 68 passes for 847 yards and nine touchdowns after transferring to the UA from a Texas community college before the 1992 season. He had a career-high 109 receiving yards in the 1992 John Hancock Bowl, played in El Paso. He caught two touchdown passes as a senior against Arizona State, and grabbed a pair of scores in the team’s Jan. 1, 1994 Fiesta Bowl victory over No. 10 Miami (Fla.); the win remains the greatest in program history.
Dickey was, in many ways, born to play football. His father, Eldridge, was a quarterback who led Tennessee State to a National Black College Football Championship in 1966.
|Brayden Dickey (Lenius)|
Dickey’s death comes four days after former “Desert Swarm” offensive lineman Warner Smith died at age 44 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. UA baseball coaching legend Jerry Kindall died on Dec. 24, three days after suffering a stroke.