Eric Dickerson is a former professional running back of the NFL for 11 seasons. Dickerson played college football for the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University and was recognized as an All-American.
He was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft and played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. During his NFL career, he rushed for over 13,000 yards. He holds the NFL's single-season rushing record with 2,105 yards with the Rams, as of 2021. 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.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. He wore prescription goggles throughout his career due to myopia.
Dickerson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.During the 2007 football season and 2016 football season, Dickerson worked as a broadcaster for KCBS television in Los Angeles, providing commentary for NFL pregame and postgame shows. In 2019, he was named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.