Williams is one of the most memorable players of his era — even his retirement message via his website was unique — but that doesn’t mean he’ll make it to the Hall of Fame.
It’s not easy for running backs to make Canton. Jerome Bettis isn’t in yet. When Shaun Alexander comes up next year, we doubt he’ll get close to induction.
Ricky Williams deserves a lot of credit for what he accomplished in his career and ultimately how he accomplished it. That doesn’t make him Canton-worthy, but somehow we doubt Williams really minds.