- After the 2003 season, Ricky sheared off his dredlocks and began
featuring a clean-shaven look.
- Ricky says he wants to teach
elementary school after his playing days are over.
- Rickys body is decorated
with a variety of tattoos. Among his favorites are ones of Mighty Mouse
and the Gemini sign.
- One of Rickys biggest
fans at Texas was actor Matthew McConaughey, a 1993 graduate. McConaughey
bought a $50,000 luxury suite at Memorial Stadium before the 1998 season.
- Ricky is not married, but
has two children. Prince lives with him. Marley, a girl, lives with
her mother in Boston.
- Ricky went to his trademark
dreadlocks in high school, after he was introduced to the music of Bob
Marley. Over the years plenty of people, including Earl Campbell, have
advised him to go with a new look, but he refuses every time.
- Ricky finished his career
at Patrick Henry High School with 4,129 yards rushing and 55 TDs.
- Ricky graduated from Texas
with 20 NCAA records, including all-purpose yards (7,206), highest average
per carry (6.2), rushing touchdowns (72), and total touchdowns (75).
His mark of 6,279 rushing yards stood until Wisconsins Ron Dayne
broke it in 1999.
- Ricky is the only running
back to claim the Doak Walker Award two years in a row. He honored the
legendary runner in 1998 by wearing Walkers No. 37 in Texas
34-3 romp over Oklahoma.
- Rickys favorite movie
is "The Princess Bride."
- In May of 2002, Ricky kicked
off National Mental Health Awareness Month, joining Terry Bradshaw in
New York City for a presentation entitled "Overcoming Depression
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