Eric Dickerson have Marshall Faulk both have a lot in common; They are both all-time greats that played for the Rams and Colts at some point in their careers, both were selected number two overall, and both players have found their way into the Hall of Fame. On December 15th both will have one more thing in common as they with be put in the Indianapolis Colts’ ring of honor.
The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday, that former Colts running backs Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk will be inducted into the Ring of Honor on Sunday, December 15. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the team’s Week 15 game against the Houston Texans.
After having a great career with the Rams, rushing for 7245 yards in his five season with the team. Dickerson also rushed for the most yards ever recorded by a running back in a single season, a record that still stands. After five seasons with the team Dickerson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in one of the biggest trades ever at the time. Dickerson finished with 4658 rushing yards with the Colts and went to three Pro Bowls. Dickerson’s 1,659 rushing yards in 1988 rank as the second-highest single-season total in franchise history while his 196 yards against Tampa Bay on December 27, 1987 rank as the fourth-highest single-game total by a Colts player.
Like Dickerson, Faulk spent five years in Indianapolis, although Faulk began his career with the Colts before moving on to St. Louis. In Indianapolis, Faulk ran for 5,320 yards and 42 touchdowns. Faulk was named 1994 rookie of the year with the Colts and ranks third in franchise history in career rushing attempts and yards and fourth in rushing touchdowns and 100-yard rushing performances. Faulk was then traded to the St. Louis Rams where he became a large part of their Super Bowl run and was apart of the great offense known as the Greatest Show on Turf.
Both players had great careers and put in a lot of work to earn what they got, and it’s great to see teams honor them by putting them in the Ring of Honor. Dickerson is already in the Ring of Fame in St. Louis, while Faulk is not. Faulk’s jersey number however has been retired.