Posted January 30, 2012

Ricky Williams Plans To Return To Baltimore Ravens In 2012

NFL

Ravens running back Ricky Williams is turning 35 this spring, but he’s still going strong and has no plans to retire anytime soon, according to Ravens.com.

“My body feels good, and I know I’m going to train hard, and so I’m excited about next year,” Williams said. “I’ve grown a lot, kind of falling into a new role and a new city and a new organization, and I’ve gotten better. And like everyone else, I feel like I have something to build on for next year.”

Williams had the least productive season of his career in 2011, running 108 times for just 444 yards and two touchdowns. But he’s comfortable in Baltimore, easing into a backup role behind Ray Rice in his later years.

“For me, the opportunities to be a featured back are not as much,” he said. “But the opportunity to play and that someone wants me, it’s a big deal at this point.”

Williams has played 11 seasons in the NFL split between New Orleans, Miami and Baltimore. He has 10,009 career rushing yards and 66 touchdowns to his name.