The Kansas City Chiefs added to their offense with the signing of free agent tight end Ricky Seals-Jones. Here are five things to know about the newest member of the defending world champions. 1. He played for the Cleveland Browns last season Seals-Jones appeared in 14 games (3 starts) for Cleveland in 2019, tallying 14 catches for 229 yards and four touchdowns. His top statistical game of the season was in Cleveland's victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4, where the 25
In one of the more notable instances of delayed recognition in its history, the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame next year will induct Eric Dickerson, the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who led Sealy to a state championship 41 years ago. Dickerson, 59, will be added to the state hall of fame in Waco for his exploits with the 1978 Sealy Tigers team that won the Class 2A state championship. Dickerson rushed for 2,667 yards in 1978, including what at the time was
Eric Dickerson only spent four-plus years with the Los Angeles Rams, but they were four wildly successful and decorated seasons. He quickly made a name for himself by winning Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1983 and setting the all-time rookie rushing record (1,808 yards) in the process, earning All-Pro honors in four of his first five seasons in the NFL. He wore the number 29 throughout his NFL career with fans in Los Angeles and elsewhere rocking his name across the backs o
Sean McVay canceled the final two days of mandatory minicamp on Wednesday and Thursday, sending his players home early for summer break. They'll be back on July 27 when the team reports for training camp, but it was a nice reward from the Rams coach. To celebrate the conclusion of spring practices, Eric Dickerson hosted the team's rookies at his house for dinner. He did the same thing last year, getting to know the Rams' first-year players in a more casual setting. Todd Gurle
Local sports bar chain Rocco's Tavern just drafted a new team member, former L.A. Rams running back and NFL Hall-of-Famer Eric Dickerson.
"The 80's were the perfect time to be in L.A. playing football, basketball, baseball, all of it. And L.A. sports are great right now," said Dickerson. "The Dodgers are doing very well. The Lakers got Lebron James in town. You got the L.A. Chargers. But my team-the Los Angeles Rams-I gotta say I'm very proud."
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A group of Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of N.F.L. revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to Commissioner Roger Goodell; the N.F.L.P.A. executive director, DeMaurice Smith; and the Hall of Fame president, David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern N.F.L., which in 2017 gen
On this day in 1999, Sealy recognized the accomplishments of the man who ran through town, through the cities of Dallas and Los Angeles and right to Canton’s national football hall of fame. Eric Dickerson, the 1978 graduate of Sealy High School, returned to his high school field Sept. 10, 19 years ago to see his Tigers square off against the Waller Bulldogs in the second week of the season. The prior month, a bust of his head was unveiled at the 1999 enshrinement ceremony in
After spending four-plus years with the Los Angeles Rams during his playing days, Eric Dickerson has remained active in the organization. Sure, there was a brief disagreement with Jeff Fisher before the coach was fired, but with Sean McVay now at the helm, Dickerson is back in the mix. In addition to doing radio work covering the Rams, Dickerson often helps young players by sharing advice early in their careers. That was the case this year with the Hall of Famer hosting rooki
Dallas Clark. Eric Dickerson. Marvin Harrison. When it comes to the Indianapolis Colts franchise, few players, if any, were better at their perspective positions. But had it not been for standout careers at the college level, perhaps none of them would have ever played in the National Football League, let alone become fan favorites in Indianapolis. And, by early next year, all three could have a shot at being enshrined among the greatest college football players in the histor
NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson spoke to 300 eighth-graders from Northridge Middle School Thursday on the importance of perseverance in the face of nay-sayers. “People like to discourage you,” Dickerson said to the children. “You want to encourage people.” Dickerson, who played much of his career with the Los Angeles Rams, and is now the vice president of business development for the Rams, spoke about his upbringing in the small town of Sealy, Texas. Along his path to supers