Former Texas player Ricky Williams is honored during the team's game against Kansas State at Royal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2015. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Former Longhorn Ricky Williams discovers he’s a ‘Pokemon Go’ pokestop

Posted August 15th, 2016


Talk about “Pokemon Go” just doesn’t quit — and this week’s conversation highlight? Former Longhorn Ricky Williams’ tweet.

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Apparently, the retired NFL player discovered that he has reached an enviable status by being made one of Austin’s numerous pokestops, which are landmarks “Pokemon Go” players visit to collect virtual power-ups. The funny thing is, Williams has no idea what a pokestop is.


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Specifically, this pokestop is located at the Ricky Williams and Earl Campbell statues just outside the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Both athletes were honored with the monuments for winning the Heisman Memorial Trophy in ’98 and ’77, respectively.

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