Eric Dickerson

Eric Dickerson was born September 2, 1954.

After forming the Pony Express backfield with Craig James at SMU, Dickerson was the second overall pick in 1983 NFL draft behind John Elway.

Dickerson, who played the first four-plus season of his career with the Rams, holds the NFL single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards, set in 1984.

He was AP first-team All-Pro five times and led the league in rushing in 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1988.

At the time of his retirement in 1993, his 13,259 yards rushing ranked second on the all-time list behind Walter Payton.

Dickerson entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Rams have retired his No. 29.

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