Eric Demetric Dickerson is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for 11 seasons. Dickerson played college football for the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft and played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. During his NFL career, he rushed for over 13,000 yards. He holds the NFL's single-season rushing record with 2,105 yards, set in 1984. Dickerson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2019, he was named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. He wore prescription goggles throughout his career due to myopia.
|Date of birth||September 2, 1960|
|Place of birth||Sealy, Texas|
|High school||Sealy (TX)|
|NFL Draft||1983 / Round: 1/ Pick: 2|
|IMDb||Eric Dickerson's IMDb|
Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who ran for 2,105 yards during the 1984 season, breaking OJ Simpson's single season record. He was a 4-time NFL rushing champion and 6-time Pro Bowl selection with the Los Angeles Rams and Indianapolis Colts.
He attended Southern Methodist University but got caught up in a mess when people questioned how he paid for the car that he was driving.
He retired with 13,259 career rushing yards and 90 touchdowns.
He started a youth sports foundation with his wife, Penny Sutton.
He and Edgerrin James are two of the all-time leading rushers in Indianapolis Colts history.
- National Football League Offensive Rookie of the Year Award winners
- Legends Football League coaches
- SMU Mustangs football players
- Los Angeles Raiders players
- Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees
Latest information about Eric Dickerson updated on May 05, 2021.