Ricky Ervins
Ervins in 2011
Date of birth: (1968-12-07) December 7, 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth: Pasadena, California
Career information
Position(s): Running back
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
 As player:
Washington Redskins
San Francisco 49ers
Playing stats at

Richard Ervins (born December 7, 1968) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

High school careerEdit

Ervins went to John Muir High School in Pasadena, California, where he participated in football, baseball and competed in track and field. [1]

College careerEdit

In college, Ervins' touchdown run won the 1990 Rose Bowl for the USC Trojans and he was the game MVP.[2] 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 and this record has since been broken by former Trojans running back Reggie Bush.

Professional careerEdit

Ervins later played for the Washington Redskins as a rookie running back, he was a second on the team in rushing yards with 680 on the season (behind Earnest Byner) and helped the team win the 1992 Super Bowl. In the Super Bowl, he was the game's leading rusher, with 72 yards[2] on 13 carries as the Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24. He wore number 32 during his tenure with the 'Skins.

Ervins 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.

He stayed with the Redskins until 1994 when he moved to the San Francisco 49ers. He retired in 1995.[2]


Ricky was adopted by Tony and Sharon Crutchfield when he was 14 years old. [3] He now runs a business, Xtreme Xplosion, that trains high school athletes in Northern Virginia.


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Preceded by
Reggie Brooks
Washington Redskins' Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Terry Allen
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