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Eric Dickerson

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Running Back + Pro Football Hall of Fame Member
Male
Born Sep 2, 1960
Age 55
Hometown Sealy, Texas
Team Atlanta Falcons +...
Position Running Back
Draft Year 1983
Draft Round 1
Draft Pick 2

Eric Demetric Dickerson is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Dickerson played college football for Southern Methodist University, and was recognized as an All-American.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1960 Birth Born on September 2, 1960.

TEENAGE

1979 18 Years Old Initially, Dickerson shared carries with Craig James and Charles Waggoner, all three blue-chip recruits in 1979. … Read More

TWENTIES

1982 21 Years Old He was also a First-team All-American in 1982 and a Second-team All-American in 1981.
1983 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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. … Read More
1984 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Twelve times in 1984 he gained more than 100 yards rushing, breaking the record of 100-yard games in a season held by O.J. Simpson. … Read More
1985 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Although he rushed for 1,234 yards in 1985 while missing the first two games while in a contract dispute, he missed the Pro Bowl for the first time in his short NFL career. … Read More
1988 27 Years Old In 1988, Dickerson, with 1,659 yards rushing, became the first Colt to lead the league in rushing since Alan Ameche in 1955. … Read More
1989 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Also, 1989 was the year that he passed the 10,000 yard mark, and was the fastest player ever to do so (91 games), accomplishing the feat faster than greats like Jim Brown (98 games), Barry Sanders (103 games), Emmitt Smith (106 games), and LaDainian Tomlinson (106 games).
1990 29 Years Old Following prolonged contract disputes, the fed-up Colts placed him on the inactive list before the start of the 1990 season where he stayed for 7 weeks and lost more than $600,000 in salary. … Read More

THIRTIES

1992 31 Years Old On April 26, 1992, Dickerson was traded by the Colts to the Los Angeles Raiders for their fourth and eighth round picks in the 1992 draft. … Read More
The following season, Dickerson was traded to the Atlanta Falcons on July 7, 1993 for a sixth round draft pick.
In 1999, his first year of eligibility, Eric Dickerson was selected to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

FORTIES

2007 46 Years Old During the 2007 football season, Dickerson worked as a broadcaster for KCBS television in Los Angeles, providing commentary for NFL pregame and postgame shows. … Read More
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