‘Ricky Williams: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 31 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“I decide what it’s like for me, not other people. You can be whatever you’d like to be. You just have to choose it.” – Ricky Williams
The image of who Ricky Williams is varies for different people and places.
For the state of Texas and fans of the University of Texas, the image is of a Heisman Trophy-winning running back who displayed legendary feats on the football field. For the city of New Orleans and Saints fans, the image is of someone who was supposed to be an icon and example of what a professional football player should be. For many football fans, the image is of someone who cared more about off the field pursuits than football, and a great player who didn’t live up to his potential.