Ricky Williams Heisman Trophy Fetches Record Bid At Auction

Archive Photo: Texas tailback Ricky Williams, winner of the 1998 Heisman trophy, poses with US college football's highest honor at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. (Getty Images)

The 1998 Heisman Trophy belonging to University of Texas' Ricky Williams is setting a new record. The trophy was auctioned off at Heritage Auctions Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offering for over $500,000. Williams earned the most coveted award in college football as a running back at the University of Texas by setting what was at the time an NCAA career record of six-thousand-592 rushing yards. The previous record bid for a Heisman was for Tim Brown's 1987 trophy that went for over $435,000 last December.

Photo: Ricky Williams of the Texas Longhorns watches from the sidelines before a game against the California Golden Bears on September 17, 2016 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. (Getty Images)

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