28 Facts About Eric Dickerson


Eric Dickerson 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.


Eric Dickerson holds the NFL's single-season rushing record with 2,105 yards, set in 1984.


Eric Dickerson is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time.


Eric Dickerson wore prescription goggles throughout his career due to myopia.


Eric Dickerson was the subject of recruiting controversy when he started driving a new Pontiac Trans-Am during his senior year of high school.


Eric Dickerson gained 4,450 yards on 790 carries to break Earl Campbell's Southwest Conference record for yards and attempts.


Eric Dickerson was a first-team All-American in 1982 and a second-team All-American in 1981.


Eric Dickerson was selected second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.


Eric Dickerson's efforts earned him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors.


Eric Dickerson did go on to rush for a playoff record 248 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in post-season play.


In 1987, after playing just three games for the Rams during the strike-shortened 1987 season, Eric Dickerson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in one of the NFL's biggest trades ever at that time.


Eric Dickerson was again suspended in November 1991, and amidst injuries and age, managed to run for only 536 yards that season.


Eric Dickerson has described the trade to Indianapolis as the worst moment of his career, and stated that he disliked his time with the Colts.


Eric Dickerson scored on a 40-yard touchdown run, reminiscent of his prime, in front of a nationally televised Monday Night audience in a game against Kansas City.


Eric Dickerson played in a backup role, making his final national televised appearance during the Monday Night Football game on September 27,1993, when the Falcons hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in a losing effort.


The trade came a week after Eric Dickerson said he had been told that the Falcons were waiving him because Coach Jerry Glanville wanted to use younger players.


The next day, Falcons officials said that there had been a misunderstanding and that Eric Dickerson had not been placed on waivers.


Eric Dickerson retired as the second leading rusher of all time after failing a physical with the Packers.


Eric Dickerson became the seventh back to gain more than 10,000 yards and the fastest ever to do so, reaching the milestone in just 91 games.


Eric Dickerson gained another 2,137 yards and 6 touchdowns on 281 pass receptions.


In 1999, his first year of eligibility, Eric Dickerson was selected to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Eric Dickerson was inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor during the week 15 game against the Houston Texans on December 15,2013, along with Marshall Faulk, another former Colts running back, who, coincidentally, played for the Rams-albeit in St Louis.


Eric Dickerson was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2020.


Eric Dickerson started a sports memorabilia company called Original Mini Jerseys with former Los Angeles Rams teammate LeRoy Irvin.


Eric Dickerson received their NFL license in 2006 and sells authentic miniature replica jerseys.


Eric Dickerson owns an internet-based sporting goods company, E Champs.


Eric Dickerson made a cameo appearance in the television series Hawaii Five-0 in 2014.


Eric Dickerson was the third contestant "terminated" by host Arnold Schwarzenegger.