Eric Dickerson

Football Player
Born Sep 2, 1960

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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Dickerson.


1960 Birth Born on September 2, 1960.


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


1982 21 Years Old He was also a First-team All-America 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
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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
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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
1986 25 Years Old The trade reunited Dickerson with Ron Meyer, who had left SMU after Dickerson's junior season to take the head coaching position in New England and who was hired by the Colts in 1986 following Rod Dowhower's firing. … 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
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Also, 1989 was the year that he passed the 10,000 yard mark, becoming 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


1991 30 Years Old He was again suspended in November 1991, and amidst injuries and age, managed to run for only 536 yards that season. … Read More
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.


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


2014 53 Years Old Dickerson made a cameo appearance in the television series Hawaii Five-0 in 2014.
2016 55 Years Old In August 2016, he began hosting a two-hour Monday afternoon program on Los Angeles sports-talk station KLAC.
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