Eric Dickerson

American football player (born 1960)

Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) 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, set in 1984. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

Eric Dickerson
Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson rushing the ball against the Cleveland Browns during a September 9, 1984 home game at Anaheim Stadium.


  • I run upright mostly when I see daylight, so if you watch film you'll see I don't get hit in the chest much.
    • Pro Football Hall of Fame biography [1]
  • When they have their hands on their knees, that's when they're tired. If I get the ball enough times, something’s going to give – me or the defense.
    • Pro Football Hall of Fame biography [2]

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