Easily among the most controversial figures to come out of the Texas program, Ricky Williams is also among the greatest.
When Williams exhausted his eligibility at the University of Texas, he left with the NCAA career rushing mark and still holds or shares 20 college football records.
The compact running back from San Diego was solid in his first 2 seasons on campus, rushing for a combined 2,262 yards and 20 touchdowns. But it was his junior year when Ricky started producing all-time numbers.
Williams rushed for nearly 1,900 yards and 25 touchdowns in 1997 on his way to a consensus All-American selection and the Doak Walker Award.
Those numbers, both UT records at the time, only netted him a fifth place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting, placing behind future NFL stars Charles Woodson, Peyton Manning, and Randy Moss.
Williams almost left Austin after his junior season. Mack Brown was coming in to replace John Mackovic as head coach, and Ricky wasn't sure he wanted to play for a new coach in his senior season.
When Brown told him he'd have to cut his dreadlocks, Williams had all but packed his bags.
But if there is anything to know about Coach Brown, it's that he is a great recruiter. And his first blue-chip commit was Williams electing to stay for his senior season after a series of meetings between the player and coach.
He followed up his '97 campaign with another unanimous first-team All-American selection.
After becoming the first Longhorn to rush for over 2,000 yards (2,124) in a season, Williams took home UT's second-ever Heisman trophy.
He added to his collection another Doak Walker Award, the '98 Maxwell award, and was recognized by the Walter Camp Football Foundation as the Player of the Year.
His 27 touchdowns that season, and 72 for his career, both still stand as Texas records.
Williams was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1999, after Coach Mike Ditka traded away every other draft pick that the Saints had that year.
Since that time, he's had a rollercoaster ride of an NFL career but has seemed to find his niche with the Miami Dolphins in recent seasons.
Williams is only one of five Longhorns to have their number retired, and almost assuredly will be named to the Longhorn Hall of Honor and College Football Hall of Fame.