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Ricky Williams Announces Retirement

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- After 11 seasons in an NFL uniform, Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams announced on Tuesday that he will be retiring.

"The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life," Williams said in a statement released by the University of Texas, his alma mater. "I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun. I want to thank all my fans, teammates, coaches and supporters for the strength they've given me to overcome so much."

Williams briefly retired once before, missing the 2004 season.  He returned in 2005, then left to spend the 2006 season in the Canadian Football League

He is one of only 26 NFL running backs to rush for more than 10,000 yards in a career.

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