Born: May 21, 1977 (San Diego, California)
High School: Patrick Henry High School (San Diego, California)
Position: Running back
College highlights: Heisman Trophy winner (1998), two-time Doak Walker Award winner (1997, 1998), Walter Camp Award winner (1998), Maxwell Award Winner (1998), two-time AP All-American (1997, 1998), two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (1997, 1998), three-time All-Big 12 (1996-98), College Football Hall of Fame (2015)
Bottom line: Ricky Williams captivated the nation as a star running back for Texas in the 1990s and became the Longhorns' second Heisman Trophy winner in 1998, following Earl Campbell's win in 1977.
Williams, who also played four seasons in the minor leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies, broke Tony Dorsett's 22-year-old NCAA rushing record in 1998 only to have his record broken one year later by Wisconsin's Ron Dayne.