Texas to unveil 8-foot, 1000-pound Ricky Williams statue

February 24, 2012

RB Ricky Williams (#34) dove into history as a Texas Longhorn.

Ricky Williams was one of the greatest running backs and most decorated player to come out of Texas winning the Heisman Trophy (‘98), Doak Walker Award (’97 & ’98), Jim Brown Trophy (’97 & ’98), Walter Camp (’98), Maxwell Trophy (’98), and the AP College Player of the Year (’98). His accomplishments will forever remain at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium as the university will erect an 8-foot, 1000-pound bronze statute to memorialize Williams’ success. The statue will be unveiled during a dedication ceremony prior to the Longhorn’s annual spring game on April 1.

“Words can’t describe how honored I am,” Williams said. “Wow, having a statue at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium is something I could never have imagined in my wildest dreams when I came here from San Diego. Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it’s extra special to be a part of that. I’m just humbled and grateful to be recognized in such an amazing way by a school and city that has meant so much to me and my family and is a vital part of my life.”

Williams statue will stand next to Texas’ only other Heisman winner Earl Campbell (’77) which is located at the southwest corner of the stadium.

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