Former Heisman winner and now officially retired NFL running back Ricky Williams will get the Nick Saban treatment at his alma mater this Spring. Let's clarify: Williams will be honored with an eight foot, 1,000 pound statue in his likeness, right next to a similar statue of former Texas running back and Heisman winner Earl Campbell. The statute will be unveiled at the Orange-White Game on April 1.
Williams left Texas in 1998 as the NCAA career rushing leader. He was taken as the No. 1 overall pick by the New Orleans Saints and embarked on a largely quiet pro career defined by normalcy and convention. He retired following the 2011 season after serving as a backup to Ray Rice in Baltimore.