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Rickey was born in Dallas in 1961, the youngest son of Blackie and Evelyn Blackman and brother of David. Rickey attended 4th through 7th grades at Wylie before moving to Georgetown, Texas. Rickey played for Coach Ken Ard on the 7th grade Pirate team.
Rickey graduated from Wylie in 1979 after moving back to Wylie the summer after his freshman year.. While at Wylie, he lettered in 4 sports - football, basketball, baseball and track. Rickey started at linebacker and returned kicks on the 1977 State Championship team as a junior. He started both ways as running back and free safety his senior year when Wylie went back to state and lost to Sealy in the finals. Rickey was 2nd team all district his junior year and Co-Defensive Player of the year, along with Chuck Edge, in district his senior year. He also made All-State and All-Metro as free safety. Rickey played catcher and made all district in baseball his junior year and was district MVP his senior year. He played in the Texas Coaches football high school all star game and Dr Pepper Metro baseball high school all star game. Rickey made the regional track meet with both relay teams his senior year and held the school record for the 220 yard dash. Rickey also received all district nomination in basketball.
Rickey was president of the National Honor society and voted Mr. WHS, Most Athletic and Most Likely to Succeed his senior year.
After graduation, Rickey played football for 2 years at Angelo State before graduating from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Accounting in 1984. Rickey became a CPA in 1986 and is currently a tax partner at the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP. Rickey has been married to his wife Cindy, also a CPA, since 1985 and has three children - Eric, Jennifer and Cathryn.
Rickey Blackman with his wife, Cindy, and children, Eric, Jennifer and Cathryn
Rickey and Family at Emerald Lake
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