Ricky Williams  

“I want people to think they can’t die until they see me play.”

“I’m nice because, when I was growing up, so many people weren’t nice to me, and I remember how that felt. And I don’t want to make anyone else feel like that. I value nice.”

“I know when people look at me—the dreads or whatever—they go by this perception, but it’s a perception based on TV. You have dreads or a pierced nose and right away you’re a bad person. I’m not like that. But I don’t mind people thinking like that. I want to be the example that you can’t judge a book by its cover.”

“Coaches want so many things from a back. It’s hard to find someone like Edgerrin James or Marshall Faulk, someone you can trust to block, catch and be physical. But I can do all those things.”

“I am more mature. I’m a better football player. I just feel like this is my time.”

“I’ve looked at great running backs like Barry Sanders and Marcus Allen, and I know I’m special like that. And when I look at all the things that have prevented me from reaching that level, I know what the biggest problem was: Me.

"Football is my job, not my life, but it's a job I'm going to give my all for as long as I'm in it."

"My helmet is off; I'm not afraid anymore."




Ricky Williams, 2002 Topps ECard

Ricky Williams, 2000 Topps Fame


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