Following an incredible college career at SMU, where he teamed with Craig James to give the Mustangs the ‘Pony Express’, one of the most formidable running back tandems in college football history, Dickerson was selected with the No. 2 overall pick of the draft by the Los Angeles Rams (now the St. Louis Rams) in the 1983 draft.
The Rams made the right choice. Dickerson paid immediate dividends. He rushed for 1,808 yards his rookie season, and scored 18 touchdowns. But that was just a warmup. In his second year he rushed for 2,105-yards, and scored 14 touchdowns. Dickerson averaged 5.6 yards per carry, and 131 yards rushing per game during that remarkable season. Dickerson played for the Rams, Indianapolis Colts, L.A. Raiders and Atlanta Falcons during his 12-year career. He ran for 13,259 yards, which _ at the time in 1993 _ was second all time.
At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Dickerson was a big man, with sprinter speed. He had a unique, upright running style, and seemed to glide on the field like a gazelle. When Dickerson ran with the football, it was as sweet and smooth as syrup pouring from bottle. Notice in the highlight clips the smoothness, and how his head hardly ever moves.