Watch Ricky Williams show off his warning-track power (Video)

Graham Watson
April 24, 2014
27 Nov 1998: Running back Ricky Williams #34 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at the Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Aggies 26-24.

Could former Texas running back Ricky Williams reinvent himself as a baseball player?

Williams, who has been doing work the Longhorn Network (that's how we found this gem), spent some time with the Longhorns’ baseball team last week and realized that getting back into the swing of things might be a little tougher than he thought.

Williams, the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, hit a couple good shots, but couldn’t get past the warning track.

Williams was actually drafted out of high school in the eighth round of the 1995 MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. He played 170 games over a four-year span with the Phillies minor league affiliates while he was at Texas. He had a career .211 batting average with four home runs and 46 stolen bases. In 1998, the Montreal Expos selected Williams in the Rule 5 draft and his rights were ultimately traded to the Texas Rangers.

But Williams left baseball behind for a fulltime NFL career that had its ups and downs thanks to failed drug tests. But of the two sports, football was probably the better choice.

Now, Williams is the running backs coach at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

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