Eric Dickerson
American football player
Eric Dickerson
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.
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The New Celebrity Apprentice: all you need to know about the new season.
Yahoo News - 2 months
The New Celebrity Apprentice has a whole lot new about it: a new title and a new "Chairman of the Board," as the show calls him, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What else is new? Here's all you need to know about the new season. The top 3 most anticipated new winter TV shows The 16 contestants hoping to win $250,000 for their charity - Retired boxer Laila Ali: The Women's Sports Foundation, which ensures girls' access to sports - Actor/comic Jon Lovitz: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer - '80s icon Boy George: Safe Kids Worldwide, which helps prevent childhood injuries - Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson: Young Warriors , a program for fatherless boys - Former Dancing with the Stars winner and host Brooke Burke-Charvet: Operation Smile , for kids with facial deformities - Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior: The Arthritis Foundation - Former host of Big Morning Buzz Live with Carr ...
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USC helping turn Los Angeles into a college basketball town as crosstown rival with UCLA heats up
LATimes - 3 months
The Lakers are rebuilding, the Dodgers are predictable and the Rams are whatever choice adjectives Eric Dickerson is using to describe them. At the moment, Los Angeles is a college basketball town. Pauley Pavilion should be packed to the rafters Saturday when No. 2 UCLA takes on Michigan, a reflection...
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Rams clear things up with Eric Dickerson, but he still won't be going to games
LATimes - 3 months
Eric Dickerson reversed field on one element of controversy, but the NFL Hall of Fame running back remained steadfast about another Friday as the Rams departed for Sunday’s game at New England. After a meeting Thursday with Kevin Demoff, Dickerson said he no longer holds the Rams’ chief executive...
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Eric Dickerson vows to avoid Rams games 'as long as Jeff Fisher is coaching'
ABC News - 3 months
LOS ANGELES -- The Rams are 4-7 in their first season back in Los Angeles, and now they seemingly have alienated one of the franchise's most popular players. Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, a star when the team last played on the West Coast, said Monday in a phone conversation with ESPN that Rams coach Jeff Fisher basically told Dickerson he didn't want him on the sideline during games because some of his public comments have made players "uncomfortable." According to Dickerson, Fisher later backtracked in that conversation after Dickerson defended his right to speak out, but Dickerson said he vowed to Fisher that he would never go to a Rams game as long as Fisher is the team's coach. "I won't be at the Coliseum as long as Fisher is coaching," Dickerson reiterated Monday. "I'm a man of my word, and if I tell you something, I'm going to do it." Dickerson said on AM 570 in L.A. earlier Monday that someone from "upper management" told him he was not.. ...
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Dickerson, Everett See Stars Lining Up for Rams in LA Return
NYTimes - about 1 year
Eric Dickerson can't wait to take his two youngest children to their first Los Angeles Rams game this fall alongside the same fans who cheered him to the greatest single-season rushing performance in NFL history.
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Rams' Todd Gurley: The Second Coming of Eric Dickerson?
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
How current rookie sensation Todd Gurley compares with Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson.
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Here's Why Justin Bieber Needs A Time Out. In Canada. By Means Of Deportation.
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Recently, the White House petition to deport Justin Bieber and revoke his visa reached 100,000 signatures, requiring an official response from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. According to a recent poll, more than half of Americans are down with forcing Biebs to return to Canada. But why do we all want him out so badly? Isn't he a shining example of the American Dream, a foreigner who traveled far from home to make his fortune? Not really. Yes, he was ranked in DoSomething.org's list of 2013's top ten charitable celebrities, and has granted the most wishes with the Make A Wish Foundation -- 200 as of August 2013. He raised $3 million in relief funds after December's disastrous hurricane in the Philippines. That's awesome. But, in the high court of public opinion, we've got to weigh it against him being an immature teen who can't seem to control his run-ins with the law. Maybe -- maybe -- he should be sent back home for a few years ... On Jan. 23, Bieber was arrested for drunk driving, among ...
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Adrian Peterson Passes 10,000-Yard Mark For Career In Vikings-Bears Game (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has become the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing for his career. Peterson passed the mark for Minnesota in the fourth quarter Sunday against Chicago in his 101st career game. Eric Dickerson got there in 91 games, and Jim Brown reached the milestone in 98 games. Peterson entered the afternoon needing 154 yards to reach 10,000. Peterson also passed the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth time in his seven seasons with the Vikings. He fell 30 yards short in 2011, when injuries limited him to 12 games.
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Vikings-Packers Preview - CBSSports.com
Google News - over 3 years
San Francisco Chronicle Vikings-Packers Preview CBSSports.com When they faced the Minnesota Vikings last month, the Green Bay Packers had Aaron Rodgers to help them pull away for a fourth straight win. With Rodgers out because of a broken collarbone, the Packers have lost three straight since that victory, and rookie ... Ranking All 16 Vikings Starting Quarterbacks Since 1999The Viking Age Vikings' Adrian Peterson 'really needs a quarterback,' Eric Dickerson saysPioneer Press Adrian Peterson backs QB PonderESPN SportingNews.com -Washington Post -Philly.com all 125 news articles »
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NFL Salary Cap Kings Of 2013 Include Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Jared Allen
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
By Joel Corry, National Football Post The largest salary cap numbers can be instructive about which playing positions NFL teams value the most. The 2013 list of the largest cap numbers is top heavy with quarterbacks. Tom Brady had the NFL’s largest cap number at $21.8 million until he took a steep hometown discount during an offseason contract renegotiation that freed up $8 million in 2013 cap room for the New England Patriots. Here’s a look at the players with 2013’s largest cap numbers. The Collective Bargaining Agreement’s daily amounts for participating in a team’s voluntary offseason workout program are included in the cap numbers. 1. Eli Manning (QB)-New York Giants: $20.85 Million Manning is the only player with a 2013 cap number over $20 million. He increased an already large 2013 cap number ($18.6 million) in a 2012 contract restructure which created $6.75 million of cap room for the Giants when he lowered his 2012 cap number from $16.35 million to $9.6 million by con ...
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Eric Dickerson likes Adrian Peterson but loves his NFL rushing record
LATimes - over 3 years
Adrian Peterson threatened Eric Dickerson's NFL rushing record (2,105 yards in 1984) last year but fell short. Dickerson didn't object. Eric Dickerson flew. So has time.
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Reigning NFL MVP: HGH 'Being Used'
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
MANKATO, Minn. -- Embracing the challenge has always been a part of Adrian Peterson's persona. Bring it on, the star running back has often said with a smile. He set the NFL's single-game rushing record as a rookie for the Minnesota Vikings. His swift recovery from reconstructive left knee surgery last season included a jaw-dropping 2,097 yards rushing and the league MVP award. No matter how rare the feat he's asked about, Peterson will usually insist it's possible. There's another test he'd eagerly take: for human growth hormone. "I can't wait until they draw my blood," Peterson said Friday after the team's first workout of training camp. The NFL and the players union have been working on an agreement for HGH testing procedures. Supplemental HGH is a banned substance that's difficult to detect. It's been used by athletes for what are believed to be a variety of benefits, whether real or only perceived, like increased speed and improved vision. "To be hon ...
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Beliebers Lash Out At NFL Stars After Justin Bieber Reckless Driving Claims ... - Entertainmentwise
Google News - over 3 years
TMZ.com Beliebers Lash Out At NFL Stars After Justin Bieber Reckless Driving Claims ... Entertainmentwise Justin Bieber has been hitting the headlines again this week, this time for more allegations of reckless driving. With NL stars Keyshawn Johnson and Eric Dickerson hitting out at their neighbour for his motor habits, the players have felt the full wrath of Bieber's ... Justin Bieber's Car Troubles Escalate: Spitting, Speeding And Bad InfluencesMTV.com (blog) Justin Bieber -- Underage Clubbin' in NYCTMZ.com Justin Bieber's Ferrari pulled over for speeding, but Lil Twist was at the wheelNew York Daily News Radar Online -Mashable -Extra all 42 news articles »
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Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for March 21, 2013 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com. 1. Quick Hits The NCAA basketball tournament gets underway in full force today. Last night's NCAA winners were James Madison and La Salle. The Miami Heat have now won 24 straight. They trailed Cleveland by 27 points in the third quarter and came back to win 98-95. NFL: Baltimore safety Ed Reed is moving to Texas. It looks like the Chicago Bears and linebacker Brian Urlacher are parting ways. The Syracuse University basketball program has reportedly been under NCAA investigation for years. Since you were dying to know, 19 Top 5 subscribers agree with President Obama in my NCAA basketball contest. They predict the final game will feature Indiana and Louisville. 2. Rule Book The NFL approved some rules changes yesterday. Gone is the tuck rule which victimized the Oakland Raiders and sent the New England Patriots on their way in 2002. Now if a quarterback lose ...
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Dream Team no more: Losses, misses define 2013 Texas recruiting class
Burnt Orange Nation - about 4 years
The Dream Team 2013. That was the early moniker for the Texas recruiting class in this cycle as it sought to differentiate itself from the Texas Gang Or Die group in 2012. At one point, it fit. The class was small, so the only offers going out were to the elite or near-elite prospects in the state. No more class filler to generate some positive momentum at a Junior Day to help compel some commitments, just an incredible stretch through February and early March that saw many of the top players in the state join #DT2013. Turns out, too many weren't actually Texas Gang Or Die, version 2.0. And so the Dream Team began to crumble, one big piece at a time. First it was Ricky Seals-Jones jumping ship. Then it was Daeshon Hall. Then Kyle Hicks and Durham Smythe. Finally, a blow matched only in stature by the loss of Seals-Jones last weekend when A'Shawn Robinson was put under one of Nick Saban's wicked spells. Or offered an actually legitimate shot at a national championship. ...
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Kaepernick Among Best Individual Playoff Performances
Huffington Post - about 4 years
When Colin Kaepernick shredded Green Bay's defense for 263 yards through the air, but more importantly 181 yards on the ground, he didn't just break the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a playoff game. His 181 mark set the all-time record for most yards on the ground by a QB in any game, ever. Surely Kaepernick's performance will be remembered as one of the greatest individual performances in playoff history, even with his pick-six to start the game. And it was only his first playoff game ever. "It feels good. We're one step closer to where we want to be," Kaepernick said after the game, via the Associated Press. "I feel like I had a lot to prove. A lot of people doubted my ability to lead this team." His counterpart on the opposing side on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers, probably understands the feeling Kaepernick is having. After all, the Packers' Pro-Bowler put on an amazing performance in just his second trip to the postseason. In 2010 en route to a ...
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Adrian Peterson vs. Packers
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson rushed for 210 yards at Green Bay the first time. He was, uh, limited to 199 yards for Minnesota in the most recent meeting. So how much more can this man do? Will the Packers be able to finally stop him with their third try? That's an issue for this Saturday at Lambeau Field in a playoff game full of intriguing story lines, when the Vikings and Packers will renew their rivalry in the wild-card round. Peterson carried the Vikings into the postseason with another standout performance in Sunday's 37-34 victory, even though the Packers continually sent a safety up to the line to crowd his running lanes as if he was on a blitz. "They were a lot more physical in that game than they had been before," Vikings fullback Jerome Felton said. "I think they were trying to box everything and keep it in the middle. I just remember thinking, 'Man, they're coming downhill.' But I think we're just such a ...
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HistoWiki.com Asks Is Adrian Peterson's Season Slightly Less Impressive Than LaDainian Tomlinson's 2006 Season
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Sports history nerds everywhere are in awe of Peterson's recent near-record breaking season. The recent timeline of the record's history illustrates other running backs have had statistical greatness.Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 A cursory glance at the timeline history of the NFL's Single Season Rushing Yardage Record reveals not only that Adrian Peterson averaged 6 yards per carry only to arrive 8 yards short of Eric Dickerson's 1984 record of 2,105, but that he also did so on 31 fewer carries. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Dickerson
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 55
    In August 2016, he began hosting a two-hour Monday afternoon program on Los Angeles sports-talk station KLAC.
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  • 2014
    Age 53
    Dickerson made a cameo appearance in the television series Hawaii Five-0 in 2014.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 46
    During the 2007 football season, Dickerson worked as a broadcaster for KCBS television in Los Angeles, providing commentary for NFL pregame and postgame shows.
    More Details Hide Details He started a sports memorabilia company called Original Mini Jerseys with former Los Angeles Rams teammate LeRoy Irvin. The company received their NFL license in 2006 and sells authentic miniature replica jerseys. He also owns an internet-based sporting goods company, E Champs.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 38
    In 1999 he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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    Also in 1999, he was ranked number 38 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he provided on-field commentary during Monday Night Football broadcasts. The Rams jersey number 29 has been retired. 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, who is also a former Colts running back.
    In 1999, his first year of eligibility, Eric Dickerson was selected to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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  • 1993
    Age 32
    The Falcons traded Dickerson and third-year cornerback Bruce Pickens to the Green Bay Packers for running back John Stephens on October 13, 1993.
    More Details Hide Details The trade came a week after 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 Dickerson had not been placed on waivers. Dickerson retired as the 2nd leading rusher of all-time after failing a physical with the Packers. He is now the seventh all-time leading rusher. 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. During his 11-year career, Dickerson gained 13,259 yards rushing, which was second all-time at the time of his retirement, and rushed for 90 touchdowns. He gained another 2,137 yards and 6 touchdowns on 281 pass receptions. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Dickerson was All-Pro in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988.
    He 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.
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    The following season, Dickerson was traded to the Atlanta Falcons on July 7, 1993 for a sixth-round draft pick.
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  • 1992
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details There were occasional flashes of greatness—107 yards against the Broncos, 103 against the Chargers, where he recorded his 63rd and 64th career 100 yard games—but those would be his last. Dickerson also scored on a 40-yard TD run, reminiscent of his prime, in front of a nationally televised Monday Night audience in a game against Kansas City. That year he led the team in rushing attempts and yards.
  • 1991
    Age 30
    He was again suspended in November 1991, and amidst injuries and age, managed to run for only 536 yards that season.
    More Details Hide Details The Colts finished the year bottoming out with a 1–15 record.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In his sixth game back from suspension, he rushed for 143 yards against the Bengals on 22 carries—this effort lifted him past Jim Brown to third place on the NFL career rushing list behind Walter Payton and Tony Dorsett.
  • 1989
    Age 28
    By 1989, he had set a new NFL record with seven straight seasons of more than 1,000 yards rushing, and led the league for four of those seasons.
    More Details Hide Details However, injuries, further contract disputes, and suspensions clouded his final two seasons with the Colts. Dickerson, at 29, was the highest paid running back in the NFL, receiving an annual reported salary of $1.4 million.
    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).
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  • 1988
    Age 27
    In 1988, Dickerson, with 1,659 yards rushing, became the first Colt to lead the league in rushing since Alan Ameche in 1955.
    More Details Hide Details This would mark the apogee of Dickerson's career with the Colts (although he would gain 1,311 yards rushing in 1989).
  • 1986
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Although he played in just nine games with the Colts that year, he still managed to gain 1,011 yards to finish the season with 1,288. Also, he spearheaded a late season Colts run that helped the team to their first winning season (and first playoff berth) in 10 years.
  • 1985
    Age 24
    The 1985 season marked the beginning of on-going contract disputes between Dickerson and the Rams.
    More Details Hide Details In 1987, after playing just three games for the Rams during the strike-shortened 1987 season, Dickerson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in one of the NFL's biggest trades ever at that time. In a three-team deal, the Colts traded linebacker Cornelius Bennett, whom they drafted but were unable to sign to a contract, to the Buffalo Bills for their first-round pick in 1988, first- and second-round picks in 1989, and running back Greg Bell. The Colts in turn traded Bell and the three draft choices from Buffalo plus their own first- and second-round picks in 1988, their second round pick in 1989, and running back Owen Gill to the Rams for Dickerson. With the picks the Rams took running back Gaston Green, wide receiver Aaron Cox, linebacker Fred Strickland, running back Cleveland Gary, linebacker Frank Stams, and defensive back Darryl Henley.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He did go on to rush for a playoff record 248 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in post-season play.
  • 1984
    Age 23
    Dickerson's 5.6 yards per carry led the Rams to a playoff berth in 1984.
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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.
    More Details Hide Details His 2,105 total yards rushing beat Simpson’s 1973 NFL season record of 2,003 yards (Dickerson having reached 2,007 yards after 15 games), but since the NFL expanded the regular season from 14 to 16 games in 1978, Dickerson had the benefit of playing in two additional games. No one has since rushed for more yards in a single NFL season.
  • 1983
    Age 22
    While he considered going to the Los Angeles Express in the United States Football League, Dickerson decided to go into the National Football League. He was selected second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
    More Details Hide Details An immediate success, he established rookie records for most rushing attempts (390), most rushing yards gained (1,808) and most touchdowns rushing (18), including another two receiving touchdowns. His efforts earned him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors. In his second season, Dickerson continued his onslaught on the NFL record book becoming a member of the 2000 rushing yards club.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 committed to Texas A&M before reconsidering and deciding amongst Oklahoma, Southern California and Southern Methodist University (SMU). His great-great aunt talked him into staying in the state of Texas to attend Southern Methodist University because she liked SMU coach Ron Meyer. Dickerson was the subject of recruiting controversy when he started driving a new Pontiac Trans-Am during his senior year of high school. According to "myth," Dickerson began driving a new Pontiac Trans-Am automobile about the same time he committed to A&M, and, when he signed with SMU, he suddenly was not driving the Trans-Am because it had been destroyed by a vengeful Aggie". At the time he said his grandmother from Mexico bought it for him. Dickerson, even to this day, refuses to answer on whether or not he accepted anything to attend SMU, saying, "Even if I did take something, I still wouldn't tell."
  • 1982
    Age 21
    He was also a First-team All-America in 1982 and a Second-team All-American in 1981.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 18
    Initially, Dickerson shared carries with Craig James and Charles Waggoner, all three blue-chip recruits in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Waggoner was hurt returning a kickoff their freshman season, leaving Dickerson and James to lead SMU's running attack, called the Pony Express. Dickerson gained 4,450 yards on 790 carries to break Earl Campbell’s Southwest Conference record for yards and attempts. His 48 career touchdowns tied Doak Walker’s SMU total for career scoring. In his senior year, despite splitting time with James, Dickerson finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, behind Herschel Walker and John Elway.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on September 2, 1960.
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