Ricky Williams was an interesting player. I remember there were stories of him walking around with his helmet on everywhere he went. The former Texas Longhorns legend and NFL standout is no longer Ricky Williams.
He has changed his legal name. His new name is Errick Miron.
Miron played at Texas as a two-time unanimous All-American and won the 1998 Heisman Trophy. He broke the NCAA records for career rushing yards and all-purpose yards during his senior season before moving on to the NFL.
Born Errick Williams and then nicknamed “Ricky,” the former star is creating a family bond by taking the last name of his wife and going by the name “Errick Miron.”
Errick told The Dan Le Batard Show he wanted to make the change.
“Something I’ve been thinking about and talking about, and I finally went through the steps. It was quick and easy, and it felt really meaningful. I’ve found that that’s been really powerful in creating ease, intimacy and trust in my relationship. I think it’s cool. It’s somewhere where we can both win.”
He will always be Ricky Williams to me, but he is a legend in the NCAA ranks. He still owns 46 Texas Longhorns school records in his career and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.