Sealy native Eric Dickerson led his school to the 1978 2A state championship with a 42-20 victory over Wylie. Dickerson set a championship game record with 296 yards and four touchdowns. A two-time All-America selection at SMU from 1979-1982, he rushed for 4,450 yards, third most in Southwest Conference history. Dickerson had a record breaking NFL career with the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons (1983-1993). In 1984 he set the single season NFL rushing record with 2,105 yards. Dickerson made six Pro Bowls and in 1985 rushed for a playoff record 248 yards against the Dallas Cowboys. At the time of his retirement, his 13,259 yards was second on the all-time list. Dickerson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.