The Indianapolis Colts today announced that former Colts running backs Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk will be inducted into the Ring of Honor on Sunday, December 15. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the team’s Week 15 game against the Houston Texans.
Dickerson totaled 1,258 rushing attempts for 5,194 yards and 32 touchdowns during his five seasons (1987-1991) with the Colts. He also recorded 138 receptions for 1,120 yards and three touchdowns during that span. Dickerson posted three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons in his first three years with the team and in 1988, he won the NFL rushing title after recording 1,659 yards to go along with 14 touchdowns.
Dickerson earned three Pro Bowl (1987-89) and two All-Pro (1987-88) selections during his time with the Colts. He ranks second in Colts history in career 100-yard rushing games (24), fourth in rushing attempts and yards and eighth in rushing touchdowns. Dickerson’s 1,659 rushing yards in 1988 rank as the second-highest single-season total in franchise history while his 196 yards against Tampa Bay on December 27, 1987 rank as the fourth-highest single-game total by a Colts player.
Dickerson, the NFL’s seventh-leading rusher of all-time, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 7, 1999. For his 11-year career, he tallied 13,259 yards and 90 touchdowns on 2,996 carries to go along with 281 receptions for 2,137 yards and six touchdowns. Dickerson claimed four NFL rushing titles (1983-86, 1988) and set an NFL single-season record with 2,105 rushing yards in 1984. He was named to six Pro Bowls (1983-84, 1986-89) and five All-Pro teams (1983-84, 1986-88) and earned the 1983 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
Faulk spent five years (1994-98) with the Colts after being selected by the team with the second overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. During that span, he compiled 1,389 carries for 5,320 yards and 42 touchdowns rushing and 297 receptions for 2,804 yards and nine touchdowns receiving. In all, he totaled 8,124 scrimmage yards and 51 total touchdowns during his time with the Colts. Faulk posted four 1,000-yard rushing seasons (1994-95, 1997-98), including one season (1998) with over 2,000 scrimmage yards for the year.
Faulk was a three-time (1994-95, 1998) All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection with the Colts and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1994. He ranks third in franchise history in career rushing attempts and yards and fourth in rushing touchdowns and 100-yard rushing performances (14).
Faulk, the NFL’s 10th-leading rusher of all-time, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011. For his 12-year career, he totaled 2,836 carries for 12,279 yards and 100 touchdowns as well as 767 receptions for 6,875 yards and 36 touchdowns. Faulk was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection (1995-96, 1999-2003), six-time All-Pro team member (1994-95, 1998-2001) and three-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1999-2001). He was also named NFL Most Valuable Player in 2000 and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1994. Faulk is the first player in NFL history to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four straight seasons (1998-2001) and the second to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in both rushing and receiving in the same season (1999).
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