Career Highlights

Richard James Watters

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
High School: Bishop McDevitt
College: University of Notre Dame
Birthdate: April 7, 1969

College Career Highlights

High School All-American
PA Big 33 Player of the Year 1987
Notre Dame National Championship 1988
Team Captain

San Francisco Forty-Niners 1991-1994

Victor's Award – Comeback Player of the Year 1992
Pro Bowl Selection 1992, 1993, 1994
Superbowl XXIX Champion 1994

Philadelphia Eagles 1995-1998

Pro Bowl Selection 1995, 1996
Eagles MVP Award 1995
Team Captain

Seattle Seahawks 1998-2002

Steve Largent Award 2000
Over 10,000 career rushing yards
Team Captain


Tied the Superbowl record for most TDs (3) in Superbowl XXIX
Tied the record for most TDs in a playoff game (5) 1993-1994 season  SF49ers v. NY Giants
Holds all time record for most consecutive starts behind only Walter Payton
Only Running Back to rush for 1,000 yards/season for 3 different NFL teams

Community Awards and Highlights

Ricky Watters Foundation Founder 1998-2008
Urban Youth League Founder 2008-present
Eagles Fly for Leukemia Honorary Spokesperson 1995-1998
American Cancer Society Humanitarian of the Year 1993, 1994
Unity-One/Amer-I-Can Honorary Board Member 2003-2006
Morehouse College Honorary Guest Speaker 2005
Wall Street Project Honorary Guest Speaker 2005
Notre Dame Club of Greater Orlando Good Fellow 2008
Honorary Chairman PA Big 33 Game 2010
Honorary Captain Seattle Seahawks 2010
Central Florida Sports Commission Hall of Fame 2011

TV/Film/Music Highlights

Cameo appearance in film "Any Given Sunday" 1999
Cameo appearance in "In The House" tv series 1997
Live performance "It's in the Game" with Method Man House of Blues,
     New Orleans 1997 & MTV Jams 1996
"Monday Night Live with Ricky Watters" Host Philadelphia 1996
"The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Guest 1995
"49ers Playbook" Host San Francisco 1994