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Born: September 2, 1960 USA.

Eric Dickerson biography (bio):
Eric Demetric Dickerson is an American former professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, known for his effortless, fluid style of running.

Collegiate career:
Dickerson verbally committed to attend Texas A&M University, but eventually chose Southern Methodist University. In a interview with Roy Firestone he admitted that he wanted to go to the University of Oklahoma, but his mother did not want him to attend Oklahoma. His decision to attend SMU proved to be a good one, as Dickerson gained 4,450 yards on 790 carries to break Earl Campbells Southwest Conference record for yards and attempts. His 48 career touchdowns tied Doak Walkers SMU total for career scoring. In his senior year, despite splitting time with running back Craig James, Dickerson finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.

NFL career:

Dickerson, a two-time All-America choice at Southern Methodist University where he formed half of the "Pony Express" backfield with Craig James, was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, 2nd overall. An immediate pro success, he established rookie records for most rushing attempts (390), most rushing yards gained (1,808) and most touchdowns rushing (18). 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 of the NFL record book. Eleven times during that season he gained more than 100 yards rushing, breaking the record of 100-yard games in a season held by O.J. Simpson. His 2105 total yards rushing in the 1984 NFL season shattered Simpsons 1973 NFL season record of 2003 yards rushing in a single season. To date, no one has rushed for more yards in a single NFL season. However, it should be noted that Simpson's career high rushing total came in a 14 game season, whereas Dickerson's mark was set during a 16-game season.
At 6 foot 3 and 218 pounds with blazing speed (He ran the 100-yard dash in 9.4 seconds and was the Texas 2A State Champion in the 100- and 220-yard dashes during his junior and senior years.), Dickerson was a workhorse runner with the Rams. Dickerson gained more than 1,000 yards each of his first four seasons with the team. In three of those seasons he gained more than 1,800 yards. Although he rushed for 1,234 yards in 1985, he missed the Pro Bowl for the first time in his short NFL career. He did, however, go on to rush for a playoff record 248 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in post-season play.

1985 marked the beginning of on-going contract disputes between Dickerson and the Rams, and 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, a three-way deal between the Rams, the Buffalo Bills and the Colts which saw the Rams receive RB Greg Bell, three 1st round picks, the Bills receive LB Cornelius Bennett and the Colts getting Dickerson. 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.
In 1988, Dickerson, with 1,659 yards rushing, became the first Colt to lead the league in rushing since Alan Ameche in 1955. This would mark the apogee of Dickerson's career with the Colts (although he would gain 1,311 yards rushing in 1989). Injuries, further contract disputes and suspensions clouded his final 2 seasons with the Colts.

In 1992, Dickerson was traded to the Raiders and experienced a revival of sorts, leading the team in rushing attempts and yards. The following season, Eric played for the Falcons 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 Atlanta Falcons traded Dickerson and third-year cornerback Bruce Pickens to the Green Bay Packers for running back John Stephens on October 13, 1993.
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.

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.

After pro football:
In 1999, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first and so far only Colt to be inducted since the team's move from Baltimore. Also in 1999, he was ranked number 38 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. The following year, he provided on-field commentary during Monday Night Football broadcasts.
As of the 2006 football season, Dickerson was working as a broadcaster for KCBS television in Los Angeles, providing commentary for that station's NFL pregame and postgame shows.
Currently his number 29 is worn by Joseph Addai of the Indianapolis Colts.
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