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When Williams exhausted his eligibility at the University of Texas, he left with the NCAA career rushing mark and still holds or shares 20 college football records.
The compact running back from San Diego was solid in his first 2 seasons on campus, rushing for a combined 2,262 yards and 20 touchdowns. But it was his junior year when Ricky started producing all-time numbers.
Williams rushed for nearly 1,900 yards and 25 touchdowns in 1997 on his way to a consensus All-American selection and the Doak Walker Award.
Those numbers, both UT records at the time, only netted him a fifth place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting, placing behind future NFL stars Charles Woodson, Peyton Manning, and Randy Moss.
From the time he stepped foot on campus, Earl Campbell was an instant impact player for Darell Royal and his wishbone offense.
And as the school's first ever Heisman Trophy winner, Campbell checks in on this list as the fourth greatest Longhorn of all-time.
Finishing his career as UT's all-time rushing yardage (4,443) and touchdown (41) leader, Campbell was blessed with speed to bust the long runs and the power (and will) to run through defenders.
The Tyler Rose was a three-time member of the All-SWC team. His senior season might stand as the best ever for a Texas running back.
On his way to setting the SWC single-season rushing record (1744 yards, a record that stood for 16 years), the big bruising back ran for over 100 yards in 10 different games and found paydirt 19 times.
Campbell was chosen as a consensus All-American and became the first ever Davey O'Brien award winner after his senior season.
In 1978, the Houston Oilers selected the hometown hero as the first overall pick in the NFL draft.