Eric Dickerson was an American football player who played as a running back in NFL for 11 seasons. As of 2018, Eric Dickerson net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Eric was born on September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas. He excelled at football throughout high school and received offers from multiple college team including Texas A&M, Southern California and Oklahoma but he chose to attend Southern Methodist University after his great-great aunt told him to do so. He broke several college records and was also a first-team All-American in 1982 and second-team All-American in 1981.
Dickerson was then selected second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by Los Angeles Rams. During his rookie season, he made records for most rushing attempts (390), most rushing yards gained (1,808) and most touchdowns rushing (18). He was awarded All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards.
Eric played with Los Angeles Rams for four seasons. In 1987, he was traded to Indianapolis Colts in one of the NFL’s biggest trades ever at that time. His first three seasons with Colts was very successful shattering several records. His final season with Colts in 1991 was marred by his injury, contract disputes and suspensions.
In 1992, he was traded to the Los Angeles Raiders where he played few games. Next year, he was traded to Atlanta Falcons. He retired in 1993.
Throughout his career, he has won several titles and awards. He is a six time Pro-Bowl, 5 time All-Pro, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1983, NFL 1980s All-Decade Team, NFL Offensive Player of the Year and many more. His jersey number 29 is retired by Los Angeles Rams.
Regarding his personal life, he is married to Penny Sutton. Together they have two daughters.