Ricky Williams was known for the following. Signing one of the dumbest rookie contracts in history after the New Orleans Saints traded their entire draft class to move up to get him. He was known for his love of marijuana and social anxiety. He was also known for a taking a foolish picture while wearing a wedding dress. That may all be true, but Ricky Williams was a very good Running Back who once led the NFL in Rushing Yards and is one of the few players to amass over 10,000 Yards Rushing in his career. History still has not decided how to handle the bizarre career of Ricky Williams.
The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Eligible In 2017
Position: Running Back
Played for: New Orleans Saints Miami Dolphins Baltimore Ravens
Drafted: 1st Round, 5th Overall in 1999
Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (1) (2002) First Team All Pro Selection (1) (2002) Pro Bowl MVP (1) (2002) Most Rushing Yards (1) (2002) Most Rushing Yards/Game (1) (2002) Super Bowl Rings (None)
Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (4) (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2009) Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (2) (2002 & 2009) Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards/Attempt (2) (2002 & 2005) Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards/Game (2) (2000 & 2002) Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (2) (2002 & 2009) Top Ten Finishes: Yards from Scrimmage (3) (2001, 2002 & 2003) Top Ten Finishes: All Purpose Yards (2) (2001 & 2002)
Notable All Time Rankings: 28. Rushing Yards: 10,009 34. Rushing Touchdowns: 66 46. Yards from Scrimmage: 12,615 48. Rushing Yards/Game: 68.1 70. All Purpose Yards: 12,615 71. Touchdowns: 74
Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: None
Should Ricky Williams be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 47.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.5%