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Episode 21: Carnell Williams | Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Auburn All-American

Episode 21: Carnell “Cadillac” Williams | Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Auburn University All-American

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Carnell “Cadillac” Williams
    • Carnell shares how he thought the call he received from the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame was a prank call
    • His mom wouldn’t let him play organized football so he would play with adults in a local park with his older brother and he eventually was the person always picked first even though he was 8-9-years old
    • “Robo Cop” helped convince his mom to let him play
    • At 11-years old, Carnell wrote down goals of graduating college and playing in the NFL and his friends laughed at him
    • As a Freshman in High School, a University of Florida coach told him that he could play and contribute at Florida right now
    • Even though he grew up an Alabama fan, he fell in love with Auburn after visiting an Auburn game versus Georgia
    • Getting drafted was overwhelming but he would never be the same player after tearing both patella tendons
    • Going back to get his degree from Auburn was something he knew he had to do because as a parent he knew he would be stressing the importance of an education
    • After 2 years of being assistant coach in college, Carnell is starting his first season as the Running Backs coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL
    • Words of Wisdom from Carnell: “Always have faith with action.”
  • Weekly Words of Wisdom:
    • “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” Vince Lombardi

Social Media:

To Follow Carnell Williams on Twitter: @CoachCaddy24

Find IMG Academy Information: IMG Academy Football

To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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