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Richard Ervins (born December 7, 1968) was a National Football League Running Back for the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers. He played his college football at the University of Southern California. Ricky attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, California, where he participated in football, baseball and competed in track and field. In college, Ricky's touchdown run won the 1990 Rose Bowl for the USC Trojans and he was the game Most Valuable Player. He was teammates on a powerful 1990 USC team with Todd Marinovich and Junior Seau. His eight consecutive 100-yard performances were a USC record at the time. The record has since been broken by former Trojans running back Reggie Bush. As a rookie, Ricky finished second on the team in rushing yards with 680 on the season (behind Earnest Byner) and helped the team win Super Bowl XXVI. In the Super Bowl, Ricky was the game's leading rusher, with 72 yards on13 carries as the Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24.
Ricky received several honors during his rookie year with Washington, including the PFWA all-Rookie, Football Digest All-Rookie, Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie, Football News All-Rookie, College & Pro Football Newsweekly All-Rookie, Quarterback Club’s Rookie of the year, and Washington Redskin Rookie of the year. Ricky stayed with the Redskins until 1994 when he moved to the San Francisco 49ers. He retired from football in 1995.
Ricky currently owns the company, Xtreme Xplosion, which trains high school athletes in the Northern Virginia area.
On August 22, 2016, The Tournament of Roses announced Bobby Bell, Ricky Ervins, Tommy Prothro, and Art Spander would be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in the Class of 2016. The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony then took place on January 1, 2017, outside the Rose Bowl Stadium, one day before the kickoff of the 103rd Rose Bowl Game on Monday January 2, 2017.