Father figures heavily for Williams

Dad's NFL letdowns inspire Ravens receiver

October 06, 2007|By Don Markus | Don Markus,Sun reporter

Growing up outside San Francisco, Ravens wide receiver Demetrius Williams heard stories from his father about what it was like to play college football and even try out for the pros. What resonated in the message sent from father to son was not in the successes, but in the failures.

Dwight Williams started his college career at Texas Southern but had to transfer back home to San Francisco City College when his parents divorced. After playing semiprofessionally for four years, he tried out as a cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, but he never made it past training camp.

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