Ricky Williams net worth, age, height, wiki, family, biography and latest updates.
Ricky Williams used to play football. His professional football career spanned 12 seasons in the National Football League. He also played in the Canadian Football League for one season. Ricky Williams attended the University of Texas during his college years. He was drafted into the NFL in 1999 and played for 12 seasons.
Ricky Williams: Profile summary
|Full Name/Real Name||Errick Lynne Ricky Williams Jr.|
|Mononym (Nick Name)||Ricky Williams|
|Born In||San Diego, California, United States|
|Age as in 2022||45 years old|
|Height(s) Feet||5 feet and 10 inches|
|Height(s) cm||178 cm|
|Weight in Pound||229 pounds|
|Spouse||Linnea Miron(m. 2017)|
|Daughter and Son||Yes (Kekoa Williams, Prince Williams, Elijah Williams, Marley Williams, Asha Williams)|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Ricky Williams: Biography & Early Life
Ricky Williams hails from San Diego, California. He was the son of an 18-year-old father and a 19-year-old mother. He also has a twin sister named Cassandra.
Williams had a rough childhood growing up and witnessed his parents’ divorce when he was merely five years old.
Owing to the difficult family environment and his father abandoning him at an early stage, Ricky Williams went through anger issues at a very early stage of his life. His issues were severe enough for his mother to encourage him to go for counselling.
Williams called himself a smart kid but not a hard worker. His grades reflected the same statement. As per a test he took when he was a six-year-old kid, his intelligence was determined to be equivalent to a person twice his age.
However, he struggled academically due to his lack of hard work. But, things changed when he started eighth grade in school. He was named an honour roll student in high school.
Ricky Williams started his football career as early as his high school days. At Patrick Henry High School, Ricky Williams was an athletic student who actively participated in track running, baseball, and football.
Ricky Williams: Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 21 May 1977, Ricky Williams is 45 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 104 kg.
Ricky Williams: Career
Ricky Williams was admitted to the University of Texas on an athletic scholarship. After that, he went on to play college football for the Texas Longhorns team. From 1995 to 1998, Ricky Williams remained part of the same team.
He created various records while playing college football and had an exceptional senior season.
After just the initial two senior season games, Ricky Williams was able to rush for 385 yards and nine touchdowns.
His college football career was decorated with many achievements. However, the 64th Heisman cup he won was his highest honour during his association with the Texas Longhorns.
Owing to his abilities as a running back, he has often dubbed the “Texas Tornado.”
Ricky Williams also played 170 games in Minor League Baseball.
His career as a professional football player started when he was picked in the 1999 NFL Draft. “New Orleans Saints” was the first team to pick him. He played for the saints for a time span stretching from 1999 to 2001.
He later went on to play for the Miami Dolphins and ended up as the NFL’s leading rusher during his first season with them.
However, in 2004, Ricky Williams tested positive for marijuana, which made him retire early.
He returned back in the following year and continued playing for the Dolphins.
But, Williams failed yet another drug test in 2006 and was suspended for the whole season.
Afterwards, he returned with the Toronto Argonauts and became the highest-paid running back in the Canadian football League in 2006.
He played for the Miami Dolphins one more time in the year 2008 and stayed with them for 16 games.
Later in 2011, Ricky Williams signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens. In 2012, he took retirement from football for good.
Ricky Williams: Awards & Achievements
In the year 1998, Ricky Williams won the Heisman Trophy. Later in 2009, he was awarded the Best College Football Player ESPY Award.
Ricky Williams: Net Worth
Ricky Williams is a retired running back with a whopping net worth of $10 Million.