PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMER ERIC DICKERSON JOINS FOX SPORTS
NFL Analyst Contributes to FS1's Daily Studio Programming
New York - With the NFL regular season set to kick-off in a few short weeks, FOX Sports adds Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson to its impressive roster. Dickerson joins the network as an FS1 NFL analyst, contributing to a number of the network's daily studio show offerings.
Dickerson was officially introduced today on SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, where he discussed the fate of the Cowboys offense among several other sports topics. Watch his appearance HERE.
"We couldn't be more excited to add Eric's voice to our programming slate," said Whit Albohm, Vice President, Daily Studio Production for FS1. "His incredible passion for the game and intimate understanding of the NFL make him a great addition to FS1."
Drafted second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, the gutsy running back quickly made a name for himself on the field. In his inaugural season, Dickerson set rookie records for most rushing attempts (390), most rushing yards gained (1,808) and most touchdowns rushing (18), earning him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors. In his second season playing in the NFL, Dickerson went on to shatter the total yards rushing in a single-season record (2,105), which continues to lead the league today.
In 1987 Dickerson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts where he became the first player in history to gain more than 1,000 yards in seven consecutive seasons. Dickerson ended his 11-year career in 1993 with the Atlanta Falcons, after a brief run with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992. During his time in the league, Dickerson gained 13,259 yards rushing, was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, and went All-Pro in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988.
"I'm thrilled to join the team at FS1," said Dickerson. "I couldn't be more excited to discuss a league that gave so much to me alongside some of the industry's best analysts."
Following his playing days, Dickerson worked in a few broadcast reps as a color-commentator at CBS2 Los Angeles. He also flirted with the entertainment industry, making a cameo appearance in the television series "Hawaii Five-O."
A native of Sealy, Texas, Dickerson attended Southern Methodist University where he was a two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate.