Ricky Williams was a first-round pick in the 1999 NFL draft. Former Texas running back and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams was searched by Tyler (Texas) police in the parking lot of his hotel after he went for a walk in the city on Jan. 11. Williams was in town for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards.
New College Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning is staying busy with various ventures now that he’s retired from the NFL and apparently the Vol legend doesn’t mind returning to Tennessee to add another thing to his plate. According to a report from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Manning will be part of a search committee for the school’s chancellor as she attempts to find a new athletic director following the retirement of Dave Hart at the end of June. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is also expected to be part of the six-person strong committee, which will assist recently hired search firm Turnkey Sports and Entertainment in finding the right candidate to lead the department. Hart’s retirement
The NFL on Friday announced the names of the 95 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2017 draft, and former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd was not on the list. Hurd left the Tennessee program on Oct. 31. The junior running back was given his transfer release from UT, but has not publicly announced a transfer to another school. Hurd is not registered in spring courses at UT, according to the university. At the time of his departure, Hurd was UT’s leading rusher with 451 yards. To enter the draft early, players needed to submit a written application to the NFL to renounce their remaining college football eligibility. The deadline was Jan. 16. Tennessee defensive end Derek