Photo by Larry Kolvoord/aas...10/24/98....UT's Ricky Williams (34) gets a hand from a teammate after crossing the goalline in the final minute of the game.

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Video: The making of Ricky Williams’ infamous NFL contract

Posted March 4th, 2017

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As the 2017 NFL Draft approaches, another great Texas running back is sent to enter the professional ranks. Fresh off a 2,000-yard season that earned him the Doak Walker Award, D’Onta Foreman is expected to go in the second or third round. The last Longhorn to rush for 2,000 yards was Ricky Williams, who was drafted fifth overall in 1999 by the New Orleans Saints.

RELATED: FiveThirtyEight: Ricky Williams ‘got screwed’ by NFL contract

Williams infamously signed with Master P-run agency No Limit Sports and structured his contract to be incentive-based. He received $8.8 million up front as a signing bonus and his base salary was the league minimum $750,000. The rest of the reported $68 million was to be earned through a series of incentives. In the video and link above, FiveThirtyEight.com broke down the contract and told the story of the now-defunct agency that helped create it.

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