Curtis Dickey

Curtis Dickey
No. 27, 33
Date of birth (1956-11-27) November 27, 1956
Place of birth Madisonville, Texas, United States
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Texas A&M
NFL draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick 5
Career history
As player
1980–1983 Baltimore Colts
1984–1985 Indianapolis Colts
1985–1986 Cleveland Browns
Career stats

Curtis Raymond Dickey (born November 27, 1956 in Madisonville, Texas), was a two-sport athlete at Texas A&M University where he was an outstanding running back in football.

Track and field

Dickey also excelled in track and field, winning the NCAA championship in the 60 yard dash three times (1978–1980). Dickey was a World-Class sprinter. His 10.11 in the 100 meters was the sixth fastest time in the world in 1978. He also posted a personal best of 6.10 seconds in the 55 meters.

Professional football career

He also was a professional football player who was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft. A running back from Texas A&M, Dickey played in 7 NFL seasons from 1980-1986. In 1980, he was a rookie sensation for Baltimore when he rushed for 11 touchdowns. His best year as a pro came during the 1983 season for the Colts when he rushed for 1,122 yards and 4 touchdowns. Plagued with injuries throughout his career, Dickey retired after the 1986 season with the Cleveland Browns.

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