2000: Junior running back who returned in 2000 after knee surgery in 1999 ... tied for eighth in Big 12 in receiving with 4.3 catches per game ... had nine carries and 55 yards against East Carolina ? also caught two balls for five yards ? rushed five times and caught five passes at No. 1 Oklahoma ... had 10 carries for 34 yards and five receptions against Oklahoma State ... rushed five times for 32 yards versus No. 20 Texas, including tying season-long 14-yard run in third quarter ... also had one catch and one-yard TD run against the Longhorns ... had pair of 16-yard catches and a 24-yard reception at Kansas, with the latter his longest play from scrimmage this season ... made team-leading seven catches for 83 yards against the Jayhawks ... also rushed 15 times for 37 yards at KU ... caught two passes and rushed eight times for 26 yards, including one-yard TD plunge, at 10th-ranked Kansas State ... had two carries for five yards and four receptions for 13 yards against No. 1 Nebraska ... carried 10 times for 33 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor, the first two-TD rushing game of the season for Tech ... also caught seven passes for 16 yards versus the Bears ... had season-long 14-yard run versus Baylor ... rushed 12 times for 27 yards at Texas A&M ... carried 15 times for 55 yards with one touchdown against Louisiana-Lafayette ... gained 38 yards on 13 carries in win over North Texas ... also led team in receiving versus UNT with nine receptions for 48 yards ... rushed 17 times for 59 yards, including an 11-yard scamper, versus Utah State ... caught seven balls with one touchdown against USU ... carried 15 times for 78 yards versus New Mexico ... also had touchdown reception against UNM, the first of his career and the first score of the season for Tech.
1999: Preseason All-America selection by Playboy and Athlon ... preseason all-big 12 by Football Action and Athlon ? preseason Heisman Trophy candidate ? injured knee in season opener at Arizona State which eventually led to season-ending knee surgery.
1998: Finished fourth in the nation in rushing with an average of 143.82 yards per game ? semifinalist for Doak Walker Award ?second-team All-America by Football News ? finalist for national Offensive Player of the Year honors by Football News ? second-team all-Big 12 selection by league coaches, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and Associated Press ? rushed for the third-most yards in single season in school history with 1,582 ? 13 touchdowns ties for the third-best single-season in school history ... led team in rushing yards, scoring, and total offense ... ranked 12th nationally in all purpose running yards, averaging 159.82 yards per game ... amassed 1,758 all-purpose yards, fifth-most in school history for a single season ? 1,758 tandem yards is the fourth-most ? averaged 5.2 yards per rush and 9.8 yards per receptions ? averaged 159.8 all-purpose yards per game ? surpassed 100 yards eight times on season ? rushed for 251 yards and two touchdowns in season opener against Texas-El Paso ... topped 200-yard mark against Fresno State with 244 yards, two touchdowns and a long run of 72 yards ... scored two touchdowns in each of the first five games of the season.
1997: Set Tech school freshman single season rushing record ... second-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News ... rushed for 894 yards on 201 carries for a 81.3 yards per game average and a 4.4 yards per carry ... best game was a 179-yard performance on 33 carries against Kansas ... recorded three efforts over 100 yards ... out-dueled Texas junior, and eventual Doak Walker Award winner, Ricky Williams 131-80 on the ground in Austin ... finished as the top freshman and sixth overall in the Big 12 in rushing average ... rushed for three TDs... caught 10 passes for 130 yards ... returned 11 kicks for 212 yards for a 19.3 average per return ... longest kick return was 28 yards against Southwestern Louisiana and at Baylor ... best receiving game was two catches for 35 yards against Texas A&M... long rush of the season was 36 yards against Southwestern Louisiana ... named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the Fall semester.
High School: Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas ... named to state Top 100 lists by Dallas Morning News, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Houston Chronicle, Waco Tribune-Herald and Austin American-Statesman ... listed as one of the top 75 players in the Southwest by SuperPrep ... gained 1,669 yards on 200 carries as a senior for an 8.3 yards per carry average ... high game was 260 yards ... scored 20 TDs ... caught 29 passes for 267 yards ... first-team all-district 6-5A as a junior and senior ... team went 10-0 during regular-season ... also played basketball and ran track ? High School Coach: Bob Alpert.
Personal: Ricky Williams ? son of Richard and Diane Williams ... born 8-29-78 in Dallas ... brother, Richard, played basketball at Central College in McPherson, Kan.
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