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Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams - #34 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 05/21/1977
Birthplace San Diego, CA
College Texas
Years played 12
Drafted 1999, 1st round, 5th pick by Saints

Turner has had many productive running backs

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In 15 of Norv Turner’s 21 seasons as either a head coach or offensive coordinator, he has had a running back rush for more than 1,000 yards.

Ravens' RB depth less experienced without Williams

Posted Feb. 17, 2012 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
The retirement of Ricky Williams leaves the Ravens lacking in veteran depth at running back behind Ray Rice.

RB Williams announces retirement

Posted Feb. 07, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
RB Ricky Williams called it a career on Tuesday. The back has played 11 professional seasons for the Saints, Dolphins and most recently the Ravens.

Ravens will fight to keep RB Rice in purple

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice and RB Ricky Williams will all be back in Baltimore, according to the team's blog and owner Stephen Bisciotti.

L.T. moving up the all-time yards-from-scrimmage list

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
This week's "NFList" looks at the top seven active players in yards gained from scrimmage, led by RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who earned most of his yards as a Charger.

Ravens sign RB Williams

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Former Dolphins RB Ricky Williams has signed with the Ravens, who were in need of a backup to Ray Rice because of free-agency losses.

Dolphins trade up and fill team's biggest need

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Their draft isn't flashy, but the Dolphins are 2-for-2 in selecting players who can start at positions of need.

Dolphins will keep running, could add a speedy back

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano referenced a certain Lions back who had a successful rookie campaign, maybe hinting at who the Dolphins will look for to fill the need at RB.

Dolphins' backfield could get makeover in 2011

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
With Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams both being free agents, the Dolphins' backfield could see some new faces in 2011, possibly drafting Alabama's Mark Ingram.

Williams calls out Sparano on Miami radio

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
Ricky Williams implied on Monday to a Miami radio station that his career with the Dolphins may be over, and he took a shot at head coach Tony Sparano on his way out.

Bears-Dolphins matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
After shutting down Adrian Peterson in Week 10, the Bears are charged with the less daunting task of stuffing Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.

Thigpen, 'Wildcat' keep Dolphins season alive

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
When Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano announced last week that Chad Pennington would start at quarterback, he did so because the offense needed a spark. In the Dolphins' 29-17 home win over the Titans, the offense got a spark, but ...

Dolphins need to get run game on track

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
The Dolphins' rushing attack did little against the Steelers, which isn't a surprise, but the plays in which the Dolphins decided to run were surprising and helped cost them a victory.

Rewind: Remembering the Ricky Williams trade

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom examines the infamous trade Mike Ditka executed on Draft Day 1999 to select Ricky Williams. After all these years, has Williams finally proven Ditka right? Was he worth all those picks?

Dolphins dominate battle of trenches in win over Pack

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Dolphins' domination of the Packers in the trenches on both offense and defense Sunday is a promising sign for a team that is facing a difficult five-game stretch.

Bills ILB Mitchell doubtful for season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Bills, who already will be missing OLB Reggie Torbor, may be without veteran ILB Kawika Mitchell for the season opener against the Dolphins on Sunday.


Posted Feb. 07, 2012
Williams says he's retiring from football.||||||| The 34-year-old Williams still has a year left on his contract with Baltimore, but told the team Tuesday that he does not intend to play next year. After winning the Heisman Trophy with Texas, Williams broke into the NFL in 1999 with New Orleans. He had five 1,000-yard rushing seasons over 11 years. This season, his first in Baltimore, he ran for 444 yards and scored two TDs as a backup to Ray Rice. Williams led the NFL in 2002 with 1,853 yards rushing for Miami.
Posted Aug. 09, 2011
Williams has passed his physical and is practicing with the Baltimore Ravens for the first time.||||||| Wearing No. 38 Tuesday instead of his customary 34, Williams began his tenure with the Ravens working on a side field with a coach. Williams agreed to terms on a two-year deal Monday, pending him passing his physical. He is expected to serve as the backup to running back Ray Rice.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran running back Ricky Williams. The Ravens announced the deal on Monday, pending Williams passing a physical Tuesday.||||||| Williams played for the Miami Dolphins last season. The 34-year-old split time with Ronnie Brown in Miami and averaged 4.2 yards per carry. He rushed for 673 yards and scored two touchdowns. With the Ravens, Williams will play behind starter Ray Rice. Williams has rushed for 9,569 career yards and 68 touchdowns, recording 325 receptions for 2,523 yards and eight touchdowns.
Posted Oct. 25, 2010
Williams had 11 carries for 48 yards in the Dolphins' 23-22 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.||||||| Williams didn't score for a sixth consecutive game. He's yet to top 70 yards this season and has to be considered a fantasy bust heading into a Week 8 game against Cincinnati.
Posted Oct. 05, 2010
Williams had eight carries for 56 yards in Monday's 41-14 loss to AFC East champion New England. He added four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.||||||| Williams was held to 28 yards the week before against the powerful Jets but found things easier against New England.