Thursday, August 4, 2011
Yards to Glory: Stylin' Ricky Williams
On Monday, we began a week-long project looking at the most-famous touchdowns from 100-plus yards down to 1 yard, and we'll be taking a look at each of the Big 12 entrants on the blog throughout the week.
A Texas touchdown hasn't made our list yet, but the Longhorns grabbed the spot for the best 60-yard touchdown when Ricky Williams went into the history books with style, punctuated by a great call from Brent Musberger: "Eleven yards shy of the record, Williams breaks a hole, Williams ... Hello record book! Ricky Williams, runs to the Hall of Fame!"
Nov. 27, 1998: Texas tailback Ricky Williams broke the NCAA career rushing record with the same power and style he displayed throughout that Heisman Trophy season. Williams burst across the line of scrimmage, broke through two Texas A&M tackles and cut inside a block by Wane McGarity for the last 10 yards. Williams broke the record of 6,082 yards that Tony Dorsett set in 1976, just months before Williams was born.