Dickerson, 6-foot-6 and 333 pounds, appeared in 38 games at Alabama but had four season-ending injuries. His season was cut short in 2016 when he tore his right ACL. In 2017, and 2018, ankle injuries halted his seasons, and in 2020, he suffered a ruptured ACL in his left knee, ending his season.
He started 31 of 32 games he played in during his two years in Tuscaloosa before being lost for the season due to injury.
Dickerson is one of only three players in NCAA history to record over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season (1,206 yards in 2015). The other two players are Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk.
In the NFL, Dickerson has yet to find success despite playing on some great teams. He missed most of the 2007 season with a torn ACL and was also unable to play last year after suffering an ankle injury in Week 4. Before going down, he was leading the league in rushing with 754 yards.
During his time at Bama, Landon Dickerson accumulated 3,728 all-purpose yards, 2,074 rushing yards, and 53 receiving yards.
Landon Dickerson's father, Larry, was an All-American linebacker at Alabama in 1975 before going on to have a 12-year career in the NFL.
None. Dickerson gained more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four seasons and scored at least 10 touchdowns five times. He was the NFL's second-leading rusher when he retired (his 13,259 yards are now ninth). However, none of his teams has gone on to win the Super Bowl.
Dickerson is one of only nine players in NFL history with at least 15,000 career rushing yards who have never won the Super Bowl. The others are Robert Smith, Marshall Faulk, Terrell Davis, Eddie George, Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, DeAngelo Williams, and Leonard Fournette.
Dickerson led the NFL in scoring three times and earned First Team All-Pro honors twice. His retirement after the 1997 season was caused by foot problems. He returned for two games in 1998 then retired for good.
Dickerson's presence will be missed as he holds many records that may never be broken. His career average of 4.6 yards per carry is third all-time behind Davis and Faulk. He also ranks third in total touchdowns with 153 despite playing in only four seasons.
When Dickerson retired after the 1997 season, many believed his place in NFL history had been cemented. But he came back two years later and ended his career with another massive campaign.
Dickerson batted.304/.341/.565 with 12 home runs and 28 doubles in 78 games for the Pirates and Phillies last season. Dickerson (foot) agreed to terms with the Marlins on a two-year, $17.5 million contract on Saturday, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.com.
The deal includes performance bonuses that could bring the total value of the contract to as much as $20 million, according to various reports. The 25-year-old hit.295 with 31 homers and 102 RBIs in 2015-16. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2010 draft after playing parts of four seasons at Duke University.
Corey's father, Mark, is the manager of the Pirates' Class A team in West Virginia. His brother, Tyler, plays third base for the Pirates' major league club. Corey has also been praised for his work ethic during his time in the minors. He was named to Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list in 2011 when he was selected ninth overall by Pittsburgh.
In 2012, while playing for Double-A Altoona, Corey hit 42 homers and drove in 105 runs. He was promoted to the big leagues that same year and played well enough to earn a spot on the National League squad at season's end. In 2013, Corey continued to show growth at the plate by hitting.284 with 22 homers and 84 RBIs between the majors and minors.
He has played in Major League Baseball with the Colorado Rockies (2013-2015), Tampa Bay Rays (2016-2017), Pittsburgh Pirates (2018-2019), Philadelphia Phillies (2019), and Miami Marlins (2020-2021). Dickerson was drafted by the Rockies in the eighth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2013. He played first base and served as a backup outfielder during his time with the Rockies. After being traded to the Rays at the 2016 trade deadline, Dickerson started 2017 as their leadoff hitter. But he missed most of the season after breaking his left hand while batting against the New York Yankees in August.
Before joining the major leagues, Dickerson played college baseball for Louisiana-Lafayette where he was an all-conference selection in 2011. The Marlins selected him with the ninth pick in the 2008 MLB draft. He is the son of former major league player Dave Dickerson and younger brother of Blake Dickerson, both of whom are also professional baseball players.
Corey Dickerson has won two awards so far in his career. He was named the MVP of the Florida State League after hitting.443 with 14 homers and 76 RBIs in 2001 for the Orlando Magic. Two years later, he was again nominated for the award but this time lost out to David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox.
In 2009, Dickerson hit.304 with 26 homers and 102 RBIs in 104 games for the Class A Charleston RiverDogs of the South Atlantic League.
Dicks received four Under-21 caps for England and two for the former England B squad, but he never received a full cap for his nation. It was so frustrating for him that when he met England assistant manager John Gorman on vacation in 1997, he asked him what he had...
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In fact, the first player to be given a debut by Gareth Southgate as he took over from Steve Bould as England coach was not even born when Dicks made his international debut against Sweden at the age of 17 years and 295 days. He became only the second teenager after Gary Lineker to score on his England debut after coming on as a substitute in that September 1996 match at Euro '96 in Scotland.
Lineker's goal came in the last minute of the game as England won 2-1 and qualified for the next stage. However, Dicks never played again for England as they were eliminated at the group stage.
He moved to Southampton a year later and scored 34 goals in 104 games for the Saints before moving to Fulham where he finished his career in 2001 after one season with Cardiff City. During his time at Craven Cottage, he helped the club win the 1998 FA Cup victory over Liverpool.
Overall, he played for Southampton for three seasons before joining Chelsea where he stayed for five years.