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03:15  01 october  2019
03:15  01 october  2019 Source:   longhornswire.usatoday.com

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Heisman Trophy Winners. Heisman Voting Records. Williams solidified his place in college football history with a dash to that record and the Heisman Trophy in 1998. Williams led Texas to a 9-3 record, set 21 NCAA records and received what was then the greatest percentage of first-place votes

Ricky Williams Heisman Trophy is being auctioned by @HeritageAuction in October. Williams ' Heisman is being auctioned off by Heritage Auctions . If it does go for around 0,000, it would be a record for most valuable Heisman sold at a public auction according to Sports Collectors Daily.

Back in 2014, Texas Longhorns legendary running back Ricky Williams sold his 1998 Heisman Trophy to a sports memorabilia collector named Brian Hobbs for an unannounced price.

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Fast forward to today and the same Heisman Trophy can be bought at the Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings.

It is estimated that Hobbs could sell this prized possession at around $500,000. So, if you happen to have a lot of extra cash lying around, it could be yours.

Hobbs had this to say about the reselling of the award:

"I've had it in my collection a long time and I can't keep everything, so I thought this was good timing for the trophy. Texas football program is doing well, and it's a very highly sought-after trophy. … The timing seemed like the right time for the next collector to have it."

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The Ricky Williams trade was a trade between the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL), which occurred prior to the 1999 NFL draft.

Sign up for Twitter. The guy that bought OJ's should buy it. He could be the 2nd person with 2 Heisman 's.

Last year, two different Heisman trophies were sold for over $300,000 each. One being Clint Frank's 1937 trophy and the other being Rashaan Salaam's 1994 trophy.

Ricky Williams earned the trophy by putting up incredible numbers in the 1998 season, his last as a Longhorn. He ran the ball 361 times for 2,124 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also added 24 catches for 262 yards and a touchdown. Williams beat out the likes of Michael Bishop (Kansas St), Cade McNown (UCLA), Tim Couch (Kentucky), and Donovan McNabb (Syracuse).

Williams went on to become the fifth player selected in the 1999 NFL draft, being selected by the New Orleans Saints. He later went on to play for the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens.

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SCP Auctions says Salaam sold his 1994 trophy in 2014 to a memorabilia dealer who re-sold it to Denver real estate investor Tyler Tysdal later that year. Tysdal says he has a letter of authenticity signed by Salaam and an invoice for the trophy . Salaam sold his Heisman ring for about ,000 in a

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