Eric Dickerson, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and recent inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, has revealed details of one of the more notable recruitments in college football history.

The former SMU running back, Dickerson has written a memoir, and revealed some details that many have believed since his college career, which spanned from 1979-82 with the Mustangs. Texas A&M boosters indirectly paid for a gold Pontiac Trans Am for Dickerson, who started driving it during his senior year of high school in 1979 shortly before verbally committing to the Aggies, The Eagle reported.

Dickerson acknowledges this in his memoir “Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story,” which was released Tuesday. An excerpt of the book detailing how Dickerson received the car was published Tuesday by D Magazine. SMU head football coach Ron Meyer famously called the car the “Trans A&M.”

Dickerson ran for 4,450 yards and 47 touchdowns at SMU, as the program went from a 5-6 team as a freshman to an 11-0-1 club that won the Cotton Bowl his senior year.

Dickerson was an All-American for the Mustangs in 1981 and 1982 and was a six-time Pro Bowler in the NFL.

Dickerson had previously claimed that his grandmother bought him the Trans Am, which he writes in the book is true. But A&M later paid her back for the car.

Dickerson details in the excerpt how he saw the car at a dealership on Interstate 10 while traveling from Sealy to visit his grandparents in Houston. After mentioning the car to his stepfather, he said he found himself talking with an A&M booster in Sealy — Dickerson identifies him as Clarence Shear — who told him to go to the dealership.