Football fans are well aware just how rare it is to see a running back cross the 2,000-yard rushing mark. Eric Dickerson accomplishing this in just his second NFL season in 1984 (2,105 rushing yards) shows the Rams made the right choice in the draft the previous year.
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During his first four seasons with the Rams, Dickerson rushed for 6,968 yards, to go along with 55 touchdowns to establish himself as a top running back in the league. This stretch of dominance also included three trips to the Pro Bowl.
Unfortunately, a dispute over trying to reach a contract agreement led to the Rams trading Dickerson to the Indianapolis Colts in the middle of the 1987 season. But to this day, he’s still heavily involved with Los Angeles as an organization.
Dickerson is one of those former players who will always fully support the Rams. One can only imagine how thrilled he’s been the last two seasons to watch this team become a serious threat in the NFC back in Los Angeles
In what didn’t come as a surprise one bit, Dickerson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. He will forever be viewed as one of the greatest draft picks of all-time for the Rams, even if the playing time with the team was less than five seasons.