When Ricky found out his dad was Piledriver he decided to join the Wrecking Crew. Piledriver agreed because he was going to retire soon and he needed a replacement.
Excavator was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and first appeared in The Runaways Vol.2 issue 1 (2005). He is the son of
Major Story Arcs
First Job, First Defeat
His first bank robbery was a failure because the Runaways attacked him and stopped him. Since he had no powers, he couldn't do anything about it and promptly gave up.
Some months later, Ricky was seen again in Baron Zemo's underground society for villains. There, he befriended a former superhero named Death Locket. She was there first as a spy, but eventually turned to villany. There was a mutual affection between Ricky and Death Locket, and he tried to make avances towards her.
While out on the town with his father, leaving a cinema, Ricky was arrested by the forces of S.H.I.E.L.D. and placed in a holding-cell. He has not been heard from since.