Randy’s Longhorns Blog – Video: Ricky Williams Passes Tony Dorsett

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Randy Maltz is a die-hard sports fan, with passion for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. He is Founder & Editor of Silver and Blue Report and Hook 'em Report. He still idolizes Roger Staubach and Tom Landry.
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Randy’s Longhorns Blog
Ricky Williams Passes Tony Dorsett
By Randy Maltz – Founder and Editor of Silver and Blue Report and Hook’em Report
www.silverandbluereport.com and www.hookemreport.com

I will never forget this game and specific play, which happened the day after Thanksgiving in 1998.  I was attending the game with my wife, along with my brother-in-law, Robert, and sister-in-law, Debbie.  This was the first and only NCAA game Debbie had ever attended and it had been 12+ years since Robert attended a game.  Both had just arrived to Austin from their home in California and had just decided to come with us to this game.  Boy, did they pick a good game.  Ricky Williams was phenomenal and Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies.  In this last regular season game, Ricky Williams broke the NCAA career rushing mark with 295 yards and a TD.

This game was special to Robert and I, because we are both die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans, who cherished the great years of “#33” Tony Dorsett.  As you can see in the video, Tony Dorsett was in attendance and on the field.  I hate seeing my favorite player’s records get beat,  but when it is another one of your favorite players breaking it, it makes it extra special to have #1 and #2.  Being in attendance makes it even more exciting and memorable.

Enjoy watching and Hook ’em!


Ricky breaks a big one to pass Tony Dorsett for the all-time rushing record

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7nSNJiF-m8&feature=related

The run for the Heisman and how the race was won.

  • Rushed for nine Td’s and 385 yards in the season’s first two games
  • On 9/26 lit up Rice for 318 rushing yards and six Td’s.
  • On 10/5 blasted Iowa State with 350 yards on the ground and five Td’s.
  • Helped Texas roll over Oklahoma 34-3 with 166 total yards and two scores.
  • In the regular season finale, broke the NCAA career rushing mark with 295
    total yards and a Td’s in a 26-24 win over Texas A&M.
Ricky Williams 1998 Heisman Season Stats
ATT
Rush
Yards
AVG
TD
REC
YDS
AVG
TD
391
2397
5.9
29
29
307
10.58
1

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