In past years Tuskegee has been known to get talent to the NFL. WR Wayne Williams was a big part of the Tuskegee offense this season which includes an up and coming group of core players who should get some draft consideration. Keep an eye on this program as they build for the future. Next years team will be lead by standout S Jamar Hornsby. Guest contributor Joe Gaiter sat down with Wayne Williams as he discusses his time at Tuskegee.
Joe Gaiter: Who is Wayne Williams ?
Wayne Williams: is a God fearing man of great character and determination. A person who cares for others just as much as he cares for himself.
Joe Gaiter: How will you prove yourself on the field?
Wayne Williams:I plan on proving myself by earning my position by beating out the completion. Being undersized and coming from a small school, I kind of have a chip on my shoulder.
Joe Gaiter: What goals do you have for the NFL?
Wayne Williams: Not only do I want to play as long as my body will allow me to, but I also want to strive to be the best to ever do it at my position.
Joe Gaiter:What are some of your accomplishments?
Wayne Williams:It has been an accomplishment to help my team win a championship 2 out of 4 years I was there.
Joe Gaiter:What are your biggest strengths on the field?
Wayne Williams: My biggest strengths are my hands, speed, finding ways to get open, and especially my ball skills.
Joe Gaiter:What is the hardest part about playing your position?
Wayne Williams: I guess the hardest part about playing ANY position is confidence. You need it with everything you do. With playing WR your confidence is key. If you so happen to drop a pass, your confidence can drop to an all-time low which can cause you to drop the next. So keeping a high confidence level and a short memory will take you a long way at my position.
Joe Gaiter:How will you elevate your skills to a NFL level?
Wayne Williams: I will train harder than ever to get bigger, faster, and stronger. I will also get more time in the film room to become more football savvy at my position.
Joe Gaiter:What will you miss the most about playing at Tuskegee University?
Wayne Williams: The main thing I will miss is my teammates and my WR coach Rodney Bivens, who has taught me so much during my 4 years there.
What motivates you on the field?
Joe Gaiter:Who has been your biggest influence in your football career?
Wayne Williams:My mother who is my biggest fan. My father who has played in the NFL and has laid the blueprint out for me to follow. Most importantly my son, he inspires me to keep fighting every day.
Joe Gaiter:Who in the NFL has your style of play?
Wayne Williams:I would have to say Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers. We are of the same stature, biggest heart on the field, and big play waiting to happen. “Lighting in a bottle