Ricky Williams was a tad shy in his younger days. He didn't enjoy talking with the media, even sometimes keeping his helmet on when doing so.
But Williams changed a lot throughout his NFL career. He's a different person now, and the former Raven running back is closing in on a college assistant coaching job-- at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.
The school's web site said Williams has been talking with head coach Larry Kennan about coaching at the school, and Kennan certainly appears happy to have a shot at him.
And why wouldn't he? Williams was a solid NFL back for 11 years and before that, at Texas, he won the Heisman Trophy and set 21 NCAA records. When at his best, Williams could do so many things on a football field to help a team in so many ways. Now, he's looking to hand off some of that knowledge to college kids.
"Ricky reached out to me about getting into coaching," said Kennan on the web site. "We have an opening and he is looking to get into coaching so I think it is a good fit. His experience will be a big help to our staff and players and I think he will have a positive effect on our recruiting efforts."
Williams still must go through all the Human Resources processes at the school, and therefore has yet to be officially hired. But it's obvious this is getting closer.