Ahead of the kickoff to the NFL regular season, Fox Sports has added Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson to its broadcast lineup.
“Dickerson joins the network as an FS1 NFL analyst, contributing to a number of the network’s daily studio show offerings,” Fox Sports announced. Dickerson was officially introduced today on “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.”
Whit Albohm, VP of daily studio production for FS1, commented in today’s announcement: “We couldn’t be more excited to add Eric’s voice to our programming slate. His incredible passion for the game and intimate understanding of the NFL make him a great addition to FS1.”
Dickerson was drafted in 1983 by the Los Angeles Rams.
“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,” Fox Sports notes. “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.”
Dickerson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 1987, and went on to become 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,” Fox Sports notes. “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.”
Said Dickerson: “I’m thrilled to join the team at FS1. I couldn’t be more excited to discuss a league that gave so much to me alongside some of the industry’s best analysts.”