Hall of Fame Story - Eric Dickerson


RB - Southern Methodist
Joined Raiders: trade, Indianapolis, 1992

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 7, 1999... Played 11 NFL seasons and made six Pro Bowl appearances in pro career... Began NFL career as first round pick, second selection overall, by L.A. Rams in 1983... Also played for Indianapolis Colts (1987-91), Raiders (1992) and Atlanta Falcons (1993)... Led Raiders in rush- ing in 1992 with 729 yards... Played 11 seasons, 146 games... All-America, one of the best college runners in NCAA history... Rushed for 4,450 yards in four sea- sons at SMU... Holds NFL rookie season records for most rushing attempts — 390; most yards rushing — 1,808; most touchdowns rushing — 18... Set NFL records for rushing yards in a season — 2,105; 100-yard rushing performances — 12; and combined yards from scrimmage — 2,244 in 1984... Retired from NFL ranked third in career rushing yardage — 13,259... Gained a playoff-record 248 yards rushing in 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game... In 1987, traded from Rams to Colts in blockbuster deal that also involved the Bills... Recorded a then-record seven consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards rushing... Named NFL Player of the Year, 1984; NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 1986... All-Pro 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988... All-NFC 1983, 1984 and 1986... All-AFC 1987 and 1988... Born in Sealy, Texas.