Eric Dickerson Wife: Penny Sutton & Her Bio & More

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 Eric Dickerson is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the NFL for 11 seasons. He was an All-American who played college football for the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University. 

He was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft and played for teams like Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. 

Eric was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999 and was named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019. 

Speaking with Fox News on January 5, 2023, Dickerson said that he knew something was wrong when he saw the players from the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals in tears on the sideline. 

Eric Dickerson With His Wife Penny Sutton
Eric Dickerson With His Wife Penny Sutton (Source: Zimbio)

Moving on, the six-time Pro Bowler found his second love in Penny Sutton. The pair hasn’t disclosed any details about their marriage but has been together for a long time.

Penny Sutton, also known as Penny Sutton Dickerson, owns Premier Events by P&D.

His first wife was makeup artist Rea Ann Silvia, and he had a daughter named Erica Dickerson with her.

Today we dive into the life of Eric Dickerson’s wife, Penny Sutton. Here we discuss her early life, relationship with Eric, career, children, and many others.

But before that, let’s examine some quick facts about Penny Sutton.

Quick Facts

Full Name Penny Sutton
Birth Date 1972
Nickname Penny
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
University University of Indianapolis
Education Broadcast Journalism (1991-2001)
Age 52 Years Old
Height 5’8″/1.73 m/173 cm
Weight 67 kg/147 lb
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Build Slim Fit
Profession West Coast Regional Executive of Malvern Cosmetics
  • Premier Events by P&D
  • Dickerson Sports
  • Management & OMC Inc.
Residence Calabasas, California
Marital Status Married
Husband Name Eric Dickerson
Known For Wife of famous NFL player Eric Dickerson
Children Two
Children’s Name
  • Daughter Keri Dickerson ( born in 2005)
  • Son Dallis Dickerson (born in 2012)
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Social Media N/A
Eric Dickerson’s Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed cards, Autographed Jersey 
Last Update April 2024

Personal Life And Family 

Penny Sutton is the wife of former basketball player Eric Dickerson who played as a running back in the NFL for 11 seasons. 

The information about her parents and early life is a complete mystery. Not only that, but her education details are also unavailable on the internet. 

The couple is blessed with two adorable children, a daughter, and a boy. Their daughter Keri Dickerson was born in 2005, while their son, Dallis Dickerson, was born in 2012.

When Keri was a child, she suffered a scary illness that was cured miraculously.

Currently, Keri is pursuing her career track runner and participated in her first junior Olympics in 2017.

Penny Sutton
Penny Sutton With Her Husband And Children (Source: Instagram)

Penny’s son Dallis is only eleven years old as of 2024 but has inherited an athletic spirit from his father. 

Besides, Penny’s husband has one more daughter named Erica Dickerson from his ex-wife, Rea Ann Silva.

Erica is a TV show actress and has appeared in The Hustle, Deborah Lippmann Nails Celebration/TanTowel celebration, Bones, Insecure, and Drake and Silva. 

Education & Professional Career

As per her Linkedin, Sutton owns Premier Events by P&D. Previously; she worked at Maven Cosmetics as a regional exec. She graduated from Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). 

After retirement, Penny’s husband Eric started a sports memorabilia company called Original Mini Jerseys. And Penny also started helping in her husband’s business.

The company Original Mini Jerseys are in partnership with Dickerson’s former Los Angeles Rams teammate LeRoy Irvin. The company received its NFL license in 2006 and sold authentic miniature replica jerseys.

Furthermore, Penny also helps Dickerson’s internet-based sporting goods company, E Champs.


Although it is unclear when the two first got together, their love life has been going strong since the beginning. 

There were rumors of them getting married, but it appears not to be so. Officially, the couple is not married, but Eric calls Penny his wife.

Eric found love with his second wife and now lives happily with his two children. 

NFL Fame Dickerson and his wife Penny in the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2016
NFL Fame Dickerson And His Wife Penny In The IHeartRadio Music Festival In 2016 (Source: Alamy)

Furthermore, Dickerson was first married to makeup artist Rea Ann Silva.

Who Is Eric Dickerson?

Eric Dickerson, whose full name is Eric Demetric Dickerson, was born on September 2, 1960, in Sealy, Texas. Following high school, he attended Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Eric’s mother, Helen Dickerson, was a teenager when she gave birth to him and handed it to relatives for his proper care.

Thus he was raised by great-great-aunt Viola Dickerson. Also, he was believed to think his biological mother was his sister till he became a teenager.

NFL Hall of Fame Eric Dickerson.
NFL Hall of Fame Eric Dickerson (Source: Twitter)

Dickerson was selected in the 1983 NFL Draft in the first round and started playing professionally for the Los Angeles Rams.

Likewise, he played with the Rams for four seasons, and in 1987, he was traded to Indianapolis Colts in one of the NFL’s biggest trades ever of that time.  

The first season of Eric with the Colts was considered successful, as he rushed 104 yards against the Broncos and 103 against the Chargers. He also scored a 40-yard touchdown run in a game against Kansas City. 

His final season with Colt in 1991 was disturbed by his injury, contract disputes, and suspension.

The following season, Dickerson was traded to the Atlanta Falcons on July 7, 1993. He mostly played in the backup role, making televised appearances on September 27, 1933. 

Later, the Falcons traded him to the Green Bay Packers on October 13, 1993. He retired as the second-leading rusher of all time after failing a physical with the Packers.

Dickerson signed a one-day contract to officially retire as a player of the Los Angeles Rams on August 29, 2017. 

Awards And Achievements

Eric has earned tons of awards and achievements in his entire career. While playing just 91 games, Dickerson has scored 10,000 yards very quickly.

Throughout his career, Eric has won several titles and awards. He is a six-time Pro-Bowl, 5-time All-Pro, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1983, NFL 1980 All-Decade Team, and many more. 

He was inducted into the Pro Football Fame in 1999 and the College Football Hall of Frame in 2020.

Net Worth

Penny has a net worth between $1 million-$5 million in 2024.

Moreover, the information regarding her salary is not found anywhere.

On the other hand, her husband Dickerson is a retired NFL player who made a total of $18 million from his 11 years long career. As of 2024, his net worth is $10 million. 

Social Media Presence

Penny is a very private person and isn’t available on any social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. 

Eric Dickerson Giving Instructions At SMU Football Team
Eric Dickerson Giving Instructions At SMU Football Team (Source: Instagram)

But sometimes, we can see her pictures through her husband, Eric Dickerson’s Instagram handle. Eric, alongside her wife Penny and children, mostly shares their vacation pictures. 

Thanks to Dickerson’s social media posts, we can look at Sutton’s wife and say the family is her priority.


Penny Sutton is renowned as the celebrity wife of retired NFL player Eric Dickerson. 

Penny Sutton Search 
Penny Sutton Search Graph (Source: Google Trend 2022)

The graph shows her graph trends for over 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where do Eric Dickerson and Penny Sutton live now?

The couple, along with a daughter and a son, currently lives in Calabasas, California. After retiring from football, Dickerson mostly served as the sideline reporter for ABC during the 2000 and 2001 NFL seasons. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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