The former USC football player accused of going on a violent 5-hour rampage in Los Angeles back in January has just been sentenced to 6 years in state prison ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story ... Bryce Dixon -- a 6'5" tight end who was kicked off the football team in 2015 -- was initially arrested for carjacking on Jan. 19th.
Officials say the 19-year-old hooked up with an ex-LSU football player and went on a late-night crime spree near the USC campus ... committing 7 violent robberies in 5 hours. In one case, officials say the men held a knife to a woman's throat.
Dixon and the other man were both charged with multiple counts of robbery -- along with carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.
Now, we've learned ... Dixon struck a plea deal ... in which he pled no contest to 1 count of carjacking, 2 counts of 2nd degree robbery and admitted using a knife during the rampage.
Officials say he was sentenced to 6 years in state prison -- and will begin his sentence immediately.
As for the LSU player -- he's set to face a judge next month.