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November 24, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Coach Chuck Knox doesn't blame his defense for the 163 yards rushing the San Francisco 49ers' Ricky Watters gained during Sunday's 27-10 Ram loss. Watters also caught three passes for 16 yards. "Ricky Watters is a great back," Knox said. "We hit him and hit him and hit him, and it took a lot to get him down. I've always said you measure the great backs by the yardage they get after first contact."
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December 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
The return of Ricky Watters to the starting lineup of the Seattle Seahawks didn't last long. Watters injured his right ankle in the fourth quarter and was on crutches after rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown as the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the playoff race by beating the Dallas Cowboys, 29-3, Sunday. The Seahawks (7-6) ended a two-game winning streak by the Cowboys (4-9) in a driving rain and strong winds at Husky Stadium. Seattle plays two of its last three games on the road.
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December 20, 1999
RUSHING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD OLANDIS GARY, Broncos 22 183 0 FRED TAYLOR, Jaguars 26 136 1 NAPOLEON KAUFMAN, Raiders 8 122 2 RICKY WATTERS, Seahawks 16 115 1 *--* RECEIVING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD MARCUS ROBINSON, Bears 11 170 3 AMANI TOOMER, Giants 9 162 0 JIMMY SMITH, Jaguars 8 134 0 MARVIN HARRISON, Colts 9 117 0 *--*
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December 13, 2001 | Associated Press
Running back Ricky Watters has regained his starting job with the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Mike Holmgren said Wednesday that Watters will start against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Husky Stadium and in the team's three remaining regular-season games. Holmgren said Watters, who sat out eight games because of a shoulder injury, proved he was healthy in Seattle's 20-7 loss Sunday at Denver.
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December 17, 2000 | Associated Press
The Seattle Seahawks turned Ricky Watters' fumble into an improbable safety with 2:24 to go as they rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders, 27-24, Saturday. Watters had a 53-yard run before Charles Woodson knocked the ball out of his hands at the Seattle 25. Strong safety Marquez Pope recovered the ball at the two, but slid into the end zone, where he was touched down by Seahawk wide receiver James Williams for a safety that cut Oakland's lead to 24-21.
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March 26, 1995 | From Associated Press
San Francisco decided Ricky Watters wasn't worth a three-year, $6.9-million investment, but former 49er assistant Ray Rhodes disagreed, so Watters became a Philadelphia Eagle on Saturday. The Eagles had given Watters the offer a week ago and San Francisco decided that matching it wouldn't work under the NFL's salary cap. The 49ers were also not exactly magnanimous in bidding him farewell.
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July 14, 1991 | Associated Press
The San Francisco 49ers' quest for a successor to Roger Craig as a heavy-duty running back was set back when the team learned that rookie Ricky Watters will be sidelined for six to eight weeks because of a broken right foot he suffered during practice Friday. Watters is a second-round draft pick from Notre Dame. Craig is now a Raider. Both running backs drafted by the 49ers have been injured.
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September 18, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ricky Watters taught his young counterpart a thing or two about running, winning and consistency. Watters gained 100 yards or more for the 31st time to lead the Seattle Seahawks over Ricky Williams and the New Orleans Saints, 20-10. Watters, 31, gained 105 yards in 22 carries and scored a touchdown in his 100th consecutive start. The only running back in NFL history with more consecutive starts was Walter Payton, with 170. "Ricky has been unbelievable," Seahawk quarterback Jon Kitna said.
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January 28, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nobody ever accused Ricky Watters of lacking confidence. Not his mother, Marie, who saw 7-year-old Ricky jump in her lap, look around at their modest surroundings in Harrisburg, Pa., and declare, "One day, I'm going to be great, and I'm going to take you away from all this." Not his boyhood friends at the old playground on Emerald Street. They would gather daily for fierce neighborhood basketball games, each strutting his stuff, making his moves and bragging about his skills.
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December 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
The return of Ricky Watters to the starting lineup of the Seattle Seahawks didn't last long. Watters injured his right ankle in the fourth quarter and was on crutches after rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown as the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the playoff race by beating the Dallas Cowboys, 29-3, Sunday. The Seahawks (7-6) ended a two-game winning streak by the Cowboys (4-9) in a driving rain and strong winds at Husky Stadium. Seattle plays two of its last three games on the road.
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December 8, 2001 | Associated Press
Seattle Seahawk running back Ricky Watters, sidelined nine weeks because of a shoulder injury, is expected to see action in a backup role Sunday against Denver. Second-year back Shaun Alexander, the third-leading rusher in the AFC with 981 yards, will remain in the starting lineup. "I suppose everybody could make a big deal out of who starts and all that, but we need them both to play," Coach Mike Holmgren said Friday. "I don't think [who starts] is very important."
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October 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Ricky Watters has decided against having surgery on his injured right shoulder and will be lost to the Seattle Seahawks for six to eight weeks. "He's going to let it heal on its own," Coach Mike Holmgren said Wednesday. "He says he's a fast healer and he is. That's his decision and I respect that." Watters, 32, will have his streak of 116 consecutive starts, longest among active NFL running backs, ended when the Seahawks play Jacksonville on Sunday.
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December 17, 2000 | Associated Press
The Seattle Seahawks turned Ricky Watters' fumble into an improbable safety with 2:24 to go as they rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders, 27-24, Saturday. Watters had a 53-yard run before Charles Woodson knocked the ball out of his hands at the Seattle 25. Strong safety Marquez Pope recovered the ball at the two, but slid into the end zone, where he was touched down by Seahawk wide receiver James Williams for a safety that cut Oakland's lead to 24-21.
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September 18, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ricky Watters taught his young counterpart a thing or two about running, winning and consistency. Watters gained 100 yards or more for the 31st time to lead the Seattle Seahawks over Ricky Williams and the New Orleans Saints, 20-10. Watters, 31, gained 105 yards in 22 carries and scored a touchdown in his 100th consecutive start. The only running back in NFL history with more consecutive starts was Walter Payton, with 170. "Ricky has been unbelievable," Seahawk quarterback Jon Kitna said.
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December 20, 1999
RUSHING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD OLANDIS GARY, Broncos 22 183 0 FRED TAYLOR, Jaguars 26 136 1 NAPOLEON KAUFMAN, Raiders 8 122 2 RICKY WATTERS, Seahawks 16 115 1 *--* RECEIVING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD MARCUS ROBINSON, Bears 11 170 3 AMANI TOOMER, Giants 9 162 0 JIMMY SMITH, Jaguars 8 134 0 MARVIN HARRISON, Colts 9 117 0 *--*
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August 6, 1998 | T.J. SIMERS
Quick . . . someone says, "What a jerk!" and without mentioning any newspaper people, who's the first to come to mind? Thought so. You watch him thump his chest, gesture and yell at his teammates, cop an attitude when he doesn't get the ball, and then open his mouth to speak, and, well, you can have Ricky Watters. San Francisco didn't keep him, and he had just scored three touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
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December 13, 2001 | Associated Press
Running back Ricky Watters has regained his starting job with the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Mike Holmgren said Wednesday that Watters will start against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Husky Stadium and in the team's three remaining regular-season games. Holmgren said Watters, who sat out eight games because of a shoulder injury, proved he was healthy in Seattle's 20-7 loss Sunday at Denver.
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December 8, 2001 | Associated Press
Seattle Seahawk running back Ricky Watters, sidelined nine weeks because of a shoulder injury, is expected to see action in a backup role Sunday against Denver. Second-year back Shaun Alexander, the third-leading rusher in the AFC with 981 yards, will remain in the starting lineup. "I suppose everybody could make a big deal out of who starts and all that, but we need them both to play," Coach Mike Holmgren said Friday. "I don't think [who starts] is very important."
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March 5, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Running back Ricky Watters, who spent the last three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, signed a four-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. Watters, 28, will get an estimated $13 million over the next four seasons, including a $5-million signing bonus. He ran for 1,110 yards with the Eagles last season and caught 48 passes. Warren Moon, the team's 41-year-old quarterback, apparently had a role in drawing Watters to Seattle.
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