Saturday, November 19, 2011
Eric Dickerson RB Ex-Los Angeles Rams
Eric Dickerson slaughtered the NFL record books ever since the first season he stepped on the field. After being the #2 pick in the 1983 draft after John Elway he broke the record for carries for a rookie and led the NFL with over 1800 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns leading to rookie of the year, pro bowl, and all pro honors.
The next season Dickerson put together possibly the best season ever by a running back. He rushed for a still NFL record 2,105 yards and 14 touchdowns. In his first 4 seasons in the NFL he rushed for over 1,800 yards 3 times, and the one time he didn't (1,285 yards in 1985) he set an NFL playoff record with 248 rushing yards agains the Dallas Cowboys.
After a bunch of contract disputes with the team, the Rams traded Dickerson in a blockbuster deal that landed them 3 first round picks and another running back, while Dickerson went to the Colts in 1987. In 1989 he became the first running back in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first 7 seasons.
Following that season Dickerson's statistics plummeted and he retired from the NFL in 1993 after failing a physical after being traded to the agreement Bay Packers. Dickerson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999 after retiring with the second most rushing yards in history.
Living off his glory days, Dickerson is proving that he's still got it, even at the age of 51.