Top 23 Eric Dickerson Quotes

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“I’m just not the outgoing bubble of energy. But if I know you, it’s different. Practical jokes. Have fun. I’m not looking for any new friends. I got my friends.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to.”

― Eric Dickerson

“In the NFL they talk about ‘contracts,’ but it’s not really a contract, it’s a one year agreement. If you have a 10 year contract, it means nothing. If you get cut in the NFL, you get nothing. People don’t talk about that.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I don’t give players a chance to hit me.”

― Eric Dickerson

“In the NFL, you have a short shelf life. As a running back, if you’re the first pick, and you’re NFL life expectancy is only 3.5-6 years, your first big contract might not come until three years in – well, you might never get there. They need to get those signing bonuses up front because nothing is guaranteed.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I’ve stayed buddies with my old buddy Jackie Slater. I talk to Jackie Slater. I play golf with Marcus Allen a lot. I play golf with Marshall Faulk a lot. My buddy Craig Young, he lives up in New Mexico. I still talk to a lot of the guys.”

― Eric Dickerson

“When they have their hands on their knees, that’s when they’re tired.”

― Eric Dickerson

“She told me I wasn’t playing for the coach, I was playing for myself.”

― Eric Dickerson

“Most of the hits I take come on top of the shoulder pads.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I’d love to be in the Hall of Fame one day and win Super Bowl rings, or even one… and stay healthy.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I run upright mostly when I see daylight, so if you watch film you’ll see I don’t get hit in the chest much.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I believe if I stay tall and run up high, I can see better.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I love golf. But do you know how I got good at golf? Because of Charles Barkley. I was playing with Charles, Michael Jordan and Roy Green, and Charles was talking so much trash. On every shot, he was talking trash. So I left the tournament, and I went and practiced for a year and half.”

― Eric Dickerson

“Them sportswriters don’t even know how to put uniforms on, most of ’em.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I don’t love football the way I once loved the game. I don’t look at it as fun anymore, and it definitely used to be fun. A lot of the fun has been taken away from it, I guess, because you go through so much on the field and off the field.”

― Eric Dickerson

“Playing the running back position, your legs, that’s your living, that’s how you make your living. You have to have great thighs, knees, everything.”

― Eric Dickerson

“The perfect fit for L.A. would be the St. Louis Rams. I really believe that. I know their stadium deal is about expired, or it is expired. They’re working through that. I think it would be the old Los Angeles Rams in town.”

― Eric Dickerson

“When you look at guys who get recruited, most of the best athletes, they come from poor families. I don’t forget. I was a junior looking through my mother’s stuff and looked at her bank statement, and we had $30 in the bank.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I was raised by my great-great aunt. I was adopted within our family. My mother had me when she was, I think, 15, 16. They tried to get her to have an abortion and she refused. So, my ‘mama’ adopted me, which was really her great aunt, which was really my great-great aunt, who was named Viola Dickerson. I was told that my mother was my sister.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I’ll tell you one thing about me: I’m very private. I always have been private. People think I’m callous, arrogant. I didn’t like the media attention.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I think I’m proudest of making my parents proud.”

― Eric Dickerson

“Running is so natural to me. When I was running track, people used to ask me, ‘When are you gonna start running hard?’ The wind hits me in the face, and I feel so smooth… Man, I love to run!”

― Eric Dickerson

“Anything will worry me. I may not get a check for the light bill off in time and I just get to worrying. I’m a worrywart.”

― Eric Dickerson
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