Ricky Williams honored with statue at UT

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by KVUE Sports

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Posted on April 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Former Longhorn Ricky Williams will be honored with a statue at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium.  The ceremony will be before the Spring Game on Sunday.

The 2012 Texas Football Spring Jamboree presented by Time Warner Cable will take place on Sunday, April 1, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. It begins with the annual Fan Fest at 11:30 a.m. in the Red McCombs Red Zone, followed by the Orange-White Scrimmage, which will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network at 2 p.m. Central.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., 1998 Heisman Trophy Winner and Longhorns legend Ricky Williams will be honored during a statue dedication ceremony. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats for this special celebration as the presentation will be carried live on the videoboard.  Head Coach Mack Brown, former teammate Wane McGarity, and legendary college football announcer Brent Musburger will be among those honoring Ricky during the statue unveiling. To commemorate the event, UT Athletics will be distributing 10,000 Ricky Williams posters to fans at theconclusion of the Orange-White game.

Admission to all events is FREE. Activities inside the Red McCombs Red Zone will include an inflatable moonwalk, super slide, and bungee run. Photo opportunities with Bevo, Big Bertha, and life-size cutouts of former Texas Football legends will also be available. Arrive early for giveaways including window signs, mini-footballs, drawstring backpacks, and football yearbooks while supplieslast.

At noon, fans are encouraged tocheer on the Texas Football team as they arrive at the Tom & Cinda Hicks North Gate.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with open seating on the east side of the stadium (upper decks will be closed).  FREE parking is available at the Manor and San Jacinto Garages in addition to the LBJ parking lot and lots 70, 80 and 99, which are located off of Robert Dedman Drive, south of Mike Myers Stadium. Lot 80 must be enteredfrom 20th Street.
 

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