Who is Ricky Williams and what is his net worth 2018? An athlete’s net worth is dependent on his/her endorsement value and talent. Ricky Williams therefore, had a relatively high net worth. Extremely talented and quite easily marketable. Both: gifts.
Born in San Diego, California Ricky Williams lived a mediocre life. On the 21st of May 1977, he was born to his parents, Sandy and Errick who at that time were mere teenagers. Anger management issues and ignorance plagued his early childhood however, by the time he was in high school he had his act together. At the Patrick Henry High School, while studying, he side-by-side focused on a number of different sports ranging from running to wrestling.
However, it was football that he was most interested and the best in. As a footballer, he was flexible. He could play the role of a linebacker as well as that of a running back equally well. It was this talent of his that caught the eyes of the scouts and in 1994 he was awarded with the trophy of being the San Diego Union-Tribune’s 1994 Player of the Year.
After San Diego, he was a well-known football player in the high-school circuit. The University of Texas offered him an athletic scholarship and he took it gladly.
In 1991, his professional career as a footballer took off when he was the 5th pick in the Round 1 NFL draft.
Personally, Williams is a great advocate for the legalisation and application/use of medical marijuana. Few other aspects of his personal life would be that he is predominantly a ‘vegan’, he loves yoga and is the father to seven children which however have been borne to three different women. Three children were born to Kristin Barnes, who in 2009 became his wife.
In twelve seasons in the NFL, Ricky Williams has achieved a lot. His professional career in the NFL began with the New Orlean Saints. From 1999-2001, he played for them after which he moved on to represent the Miami Dolphins on and off until 2010. In between, in 2006, he had one season with the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL. His professional football career ended in 2011 with him playing for the Baltimore Ravens.
Listing everything that this man has achieved in this short-spell would be a cumbersome and lengthy process. Therefore, only his major achievements are being highlighted below:
NFL rushing yard leader
Also, on an approximate basis, these are his career stats in the NFL:
Rushing yards: 10,000+
Rushing touchdowns: 66
Net Worth of Ricky Williams
Ricky Williams is an avid cannabis enthusiast. He believes in its medical properties. Therefore, the fact that he failed a couple of drug tests that cost him quite a bit in fines shouldn’t come as too big a surprise. Twelve years is a relatively long career in sporting terms. In the span of these twelve years, Ricky Williams has been able to establish a reported net worth of $4 million for himself. A big portion of his net worth is filled by the multiple contracts that he signed.
Induction into the College Football Hall of Fame is the epitome in terms of professional achievement for a footballer who has won all that there is to win. In 2015, Ricky Williams entered the history books. When he was playing, he was one of the best running back’s in the game. When he was playing professionally, he showed the world his physical strength. Today, by strongly fighting for what he believes in, he is showing the world that his mental strength is and always has been a match for his external physique.