Eric Dickerson, an NFL Hall of Famer and former All-Pro running back, joins ABC Sports as a reporter for "Monday Night Football."
A native of Sealy, Texas, Dickerson was a two-time All-America selection at Southern Methodist, and was chosen in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams. An immediate success, he established rookie records for most rushing attempts (390), most rushing yards gained (1,808) and most touchdowns rushing (18). His efforts earned him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors.
In his second season, Dickerson continued his onslaught of the NFL record book. Twelve times during that season he gained more than 100 yards rushing, breaking the record of 100-yard games set by O.J. Simpson. His 2,105 total rushing yards in a season shattered Simpson's 1973 record of 2,003 yards in a single season.
A workhorse runner with the Rams, Dickerson gained more than 1,000 yards in each of his first four seasons with the team. In three of those seasons he gained more than 1,800 yards. After playing just three games for the Rams during the strike-shortened 1987 season, Dickerson was dealt to the Indianapolis Colts. Although he played just nine games with the Colts that year, he still managed to gain 1,011 yards to finish the season with 1,288.
In 1988, Dickerson, with 1,659 yards rushing, became the first Colt to lead the league in rushing since Alan Ameche in 1955. The following season he became the first player in NFL history to gain more than 1,000 yards in seven consecutive seasons. He also became the seventh back to gain more than 10,000 yards and the fastest ever to do so, reaching the milestone in just 91 games.
During his 11-year career, Dickerson gained 13,259 yards rushing, which was second all-time at the time of his retirement. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Dickerson reached the ultimate goal of induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Dickerson served as a college football analyst and sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net and co-hosted "In the Huddle" on Fox Sports Southwest with former SMU teammate Craig James and NFL insider Gil Brandt.