Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams is likely to retire, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
One of the great runs in the NFL has come to an end: Ravens running back Ricky Williams plans to retire.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 07, 2012
Williams ran for 444 yards and two touchdowns in a limited role with the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. Over the course of his career he rushed for 10,009 yards and 66 touchdowns, while hauling in 342 yards for eight touchdowns through the air.
The former All-Pro led the league in rushing yards in 2002 with 1,853 yards on the ground before shocking the world just a few years later when he elected to retire early as a result of drug issues. However, after facing debt issues surrounding his abrupt retirement, he eventually returned to the league.
In 2009, five years after his initial retirement, Williams ran for 1,121 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Miami Dolphins.
During his college career, Williams set an NCAA record for career rushing yards with 6,279. He also won the Heisman trophy in 1998.