3 National Championships
CFB Hall of Fame
Pro Hall of Fame
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In 1979, Freshmen Eric Dickerson and Craig James combined to rush for 1,239 yards and the "Pony Express" was born. One of the nation's top backfield duos from 1979-1982, they combined for 8,705 rushing yards and 78 touchdowns. In 1982, Dickerson and James led SMU to an 11-0-1 record and its second-consecutive National Championship, highlighted by a victory over Pitt and its star quarterback, Dan Marino, in the Cotton Bowl.
Gracing the covers of numerous national magazines, "The Doaker" was a national phenomenon. After starting as a freshman in 1945, he missed the 1946 season due to his service in the Army; however, by his junior season, his exploits on the field had become legendary. In 1948, Walker became the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy and finished his career as a consensus All-American three times.