Doak Walker Awards
The "Pony Express" made a stop in Dallas today, "everywhere we go, I would hear 'that's Eric Dickerson, Pony Express!' And until senior year, I seriously had no idea that people knew who we were," said former SMU running back, Eric Dickerson. "I am amazed, everywhere I go, the number of people that yell out, 'Pony Express!" It was really a neat deal," added Dickerson's teamate who was also a member of that successful era, Craig James. Craig James and Eric Dickerson recieved the Doak Walker Legends Award today, for their unstoppable running game, which coined the term "Pony Express," back in the late 70's. Which was not only a reminder of their accomplishments but also their age, "as soon as we got the call I called you and said 'We better get up there or I'm going to croak soon," joked James. "I mean yeah, I'm almost fifty and I can't believe it," said Dickerson. The SMU legend getting recognition for something other than the recent Texas Tech ordeal. James was gracious to answer the question about how his son was doing now that some of the dust has cleared. "His teamates are working hard, he says things are great. You know, it's a lot more normal than it was for sure." Standfords, Toby Gerhart was also added to the Doak Walker family as well. "It's been a dream come true for me this year. It's a testatment to Standford football, to the team this year, and you know, I'm getting all the glory but I wish I could share it with all them," said Gerhart. An award he can go back and show his also very accomplished roomate. "When I was moving out here he said he was getting lonely living by himself, and he requested for me, and I said 'hey, I'll live with Colt." Two guys with similar backgrounds and hopefully a similar future in the NFL, as both Toby and Colt McCoy prepare for the 2010 combine. "We keep eachother focused. He keeps me on my diet, and I make sure he keeps eating so he gains weight. And you know it's been a lot of fun, and we're building a friendship that will last beyond these couple months of training," said Gerhart.
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