Indianapolis Colts: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Eric Dickerson, Indianapolis Colts
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. Running Back. 1987-91. Eric Dickerson. 21. player. 46

When you mention Eric Dickerson, most people seem to remember only his time with the Los Angeles Rams. However, it would be naïve to forget about the impact he made during his days with the Colts.

In fact, he did plenty of phenomenal work during his few years in Indianapolis. After being traded to the Colts midway through the 1987 season, he put together his best effort with the club the next year. Amassing 1,659 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground, Dickerson earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 1988.

Unfortunately, it was mostly downhill from there. After two sensational seasons, he had a solid campaign in 1989 before starting a significant decline from there. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t the Dickerson of old. That’s partly why folks seem to remember his days in Los Angeles more fondly.

Either way, Dickerson was a star during his brief time in Indianapolis. For as much success as he had with the Rams, his impact with the Colts can’t be ignored. He’ll still go down as one of the greatest running backs to ever play for the franchise.