When you think of some of the greatest running backs to play the game of football, the Names Jim Brown,Barry Sanders, O.J. Simpson, Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Franco Harris come to mind but very seldom do you here the name Eric Dickerson. Dickerson is the 7th all time rusher in NFL history. In only his second season Dickerson rushed for over 2000 yards (2,105) surpassing Simpson’s mark of 2,003 yards rushing. Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday recognizes Eric Dickerson.
Career highlights and awards
6× Pro Bowl selection (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)
5× First-team All-Pro selection (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988)
4× NFL Rushing champion (1983, 1984, 1986, 1988)
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
1983 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1983 UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year
1986 NFL Offensive Player of the Year
3× UPI NFC Offensive Player of the Year (1983, 1984, 1986)
NFL Record 2,105 Rushing Yards in a Single Season
St. Louis Rams #29 retired
Pro Football Hall of Fame (1999)
Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor (2013)
Seventh-leading rusher of All-Time
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 13,259
Rushing average 4.4
Rushing TDs 90
9 thoughts on “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday : Eric Dickerson”
He was one of the best running backs of all time. Thanks for reminding all of us about just how much of a feared back he was!
we aim to please lol. I forgot myself just how good Dickerson was in the pros. He was great in college with Craig james at SMU. He had his issues witht the Colts and I think that might have something to do with why he wasn’t considered in the same breath like Walter Payton. But ED with the funky googles was something else.
what do you think about turning wednesday in to New school wednesday or just having back to back old school tuesday and wednesday ???
Sup to you! How has the traffic been on Tuesdays?
traffic has been good on Tuesdays I was thinking of doing a new school on Wednesdays … Allen Iverson Tracy Mc Grady Vince Carter…Yao Ming among others… like I do with Old School Tuesdays what do you think ?
Sounds good to me! I’ll read them if you have the time…
not to worry I will make the time lol
And, by the way, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Jerry!!
Thank you Hank. same here!