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Acquired

Signed a contract with Toronto on May 26, 2006.

2006

Suspended by the National Football League on April 25.

2005

Dressed for 13 games with Miami, starting three…Finished second on the Dolphins in rushing with 743 yards and six touchdowns…Reinstated from reserve/retired list on July 25…Missed first four games of regular season due to league-imposed suspension.

2004

Sat out entire NFL season…Placed on Dolphins’ Reserve/Did Not Report list on July 30…Retired from the NFL on August 31.

2003

Started all 16 games for Miami…Led the Dolphins in rushing with 392 carries for 1,372 yards and nine touchdowns...Marked his fourth consecutive season that he has recorded 1,000 yards rushing...His 392 rushing attempts was the highest single season total in Dolphins history.

2002

Acquired by the Miami Dolphins (NFL) from the New Orleans Saints on March 8, 2002 in exchange for a first-round draft choice, 25th overall (DE Charles Grant]), in 2002 and a conditional third-round pick in 2003...Unanimous Pro Bowl selection…Started all 16 games in his first season with the Dolphins...Became the first Dolphin to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,853 yards and 16 touchdowns on 383 attempts...Finished second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 2,216...Established seven Dolphins single-season records and two single-game standards in regular season play...Set the Miami’s single-season records for rushing yards, attempts and touchdowns.

2001

Started all 16 games in which he played with New Orleans...1,245 rushing yards marked first time that 1000-yard rushing seasons had been achieved in back-to-back seasons for the Saints.

2000

Started ten games...Missed each of the final six games of the year with a broken left ankle...Rushed for 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns on 248 attempts and caught 44 passes for 409 yards and one score.

1999

Drafted in the first round (5th overall) by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Draft…Started 12 games as a rookie, rushing for 884 yards and two touchdowns on 253 attempts.

College

1998 Heisman Trophy winner…Rushed for a career-best 2,124 yards and 27 touchdowns on 361 attempts...unanimous All-America and All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice...recipient of the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year Award, the first-ever Associated Press National Player of the Year Award, Football News’ Offensive Player of the Year Trophy and The Sporting News Player of the Year Award...named Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

1997

Ran for 1,893 yards and 25 touchdowns on 279 attempts…Consensus All-America and All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice...Winner of the Doak Walker Award...Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.

1996

Compiled 1,272 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns on 205 carries…First-Team All-Big 12 Conference pick.

1995

Rushed for 990 yards and eight touchdowns on 166 carries…broke Earl Campbell’s Texas freshman rushing record (928 yards in 1974)...Was an All-Southwest Conference second-team pick...Shared SWC Offensive Newcomer of the Year honours with teammate Shon Mitchell.

Personal

Full name is Errick Lynne Williams…Is engaged to Kristin, has a daughter, Marley, and a son, Prince… Majored in elementary education….Following high school, was selected in the eighth round of the 1995 MLB draft as an outfielder by the Philadelphia Phillies...Selected in the 1998 Rule V Draft by the Montreal Expos, who then sold his rights to the Texas Rangers...Played four years (1995-98) at the Class A level in the Phillies’ minor league system…Enjoys photography and teaches yoga in his spare time.

Statistics

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References


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Ricky Williams

RickyWilliams

Position: Running Back

Team: Toronto Argonauts

Uniform Number: 27

Years in League:1

Age:

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 220 lbs

College: Texas

Selection:

Drafted By:

NFL Debut: 1999

CFL Debut: 2006

Salary: $240,000 US/for one year

Date of Birth: May 21, 1977

Place of Birth:San Diego, CA

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