San Diego native Errick Lynne “Ricky” Williams, Jr. was born the son of a minister alongside his twin sister, Cassandra, to young but middle class parents. A subsequent divorce found him, though only 5 years old, taking care of his sisters, even so much as cooking for them at times. Though admittedly a lackadaisical learner in his primary years; he was tested at age 6 and shown to be extremely advanced for his age. Apt to avoid social encountering, Williams founds ways to adjust and overcome and discovered that by high school, once he applied his focus, he could excel. In doing so he gained both an honor roll position and was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic team.