Eric Dickerson still holds the single-season rushing record, and he remembers a night and morning of intercourse that apparently helped propel him to the milestone.
The former running back recently appeared on “Green Light with Chris Long,” where he talked about his pregame routine the day he broke the record in 1984.
Dickerson, 61, explained Wednesday that at the time, he was dating a woman and had her come by the team hotel the night before the Rams had a Week 15 matchup against the Houston Oilers. She tried to object, saying he had a game the next day. He told her not to worry.
“That night, that morning man, we had sex,” he shared. “I mean early, like a couple hours before the game.”
Dickerson also recalled his partner stating, “Man, you’re going to be tired.”
When Long interjected, “No, that’s a myth,” Dickerson responded with a laugh, “I said, ‘I’m not gonna be tired.’ I’ll never forget that. And I had 215 yards that day, so I wasn’t tired.”
Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards that season, surpassing O.J. Simpson’s previous record of 2,003 yards (which had been set in 14 games compared to Dickerson’s 16).
Who knew that a marathon romp session helped propel him to the accomplishment?