Eric Dickerson and Craig James, former star SMU running backs, have been named joint recipients of the 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers Doak Walker Legends Award. The award is presented by the SMU Athletic Forum. Individuals are nominated by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee, and the recipient is chosen by the Forum’s Board of Directors.
From 1979-82, Dickerson and James – collectively known as the “Pony Express” – led SMU to national prominence. In their careers, they combined for 8,192 rushing yards and 70 rushing touchdowns, which remains a NCAA career record for a duo. They led SMU to national championships in 1981 and 1982. Dickerson and James will accept their trophies at the Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet on Feb. 19, 2010, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Read more.