Ricky Williams: Highlights of Former Miami Dolphins RB

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Ricky Williams: Highlights of Former Miami Dolphins RB
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In my 28 years of life on this planet—with 24 of those years as a Dolphins fan—there are plenty of players I can say I've been blessed to watch play for my favorite team.

Watching Jason Taylor and Zack Thomas play on defense was a sight to behold, as was the coverage in the secondary of Patrick Surtain and Sam Madison.

Bryan Cox was entertaining, as were the Marks brothers at wide receiver, watching Richmond Webb protect the blind side and of course I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that I got to see the greatest pure passer in his prime for most of my childhood.

But the most interesting Dolphin of them all that I have seen has been running back Erick Lynne Williams Jr. Or as we know him, Ricky Williams.

Ricky Williams announced his retirement from football on Tuesday after playing for 11 seasons, seven of them with the Miami Dolphins. When Miami made the trade for Ricky during the 2002 offseason, I thought we had punched our ticket to the Super Bowl. But while the Dolphins would only reach the playoffs once in Williams' seven seasons in Miami, and despite a retirement in 2004 and a year-long suspension in 2006, I can say that the Ricky Williams-era in Miami was certainly interesting and always entertaining.

Let's take a look at some of what made Williams' time in Miami as interesting and why.

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