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Why Ricky makes a great 'mate

Alan Grant says he'd like to have Ricky Williams as a teammate -- he's a breath of fresh air in the world of professional football.

Updated: October 20, 2005, 12:26 PM ET
By Alan Grant | Page 2

I'd like to have Ricky Williams as a teammate.

I'd like to have Ricky as a teammate because he blurs the lines. You know, the standard social cliques and the boundaries that separate them. The lines are drawn on the grade-school playground and later solidified in the high school auditorium -- the stoners, the jocks, the brains, the dorks, the cool kids. Ricky Williams challenges labels and mocks one-dimensional titles, morphing all of them into one inscrutable package.

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