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After the Gridiron: Interview With Retired NFL Player Sherman Williams

Interview with Sherman Williams
Source: Yahoo Sports

Sherman enjoyed a 5 year NFL career all with the Dallas Cowboys. He played lots of sports growing up, but football was his favourite. In his home state of Alabama, football is king. His high-school career was legendary, becoming the first player in Alabama history to rush for over 3000 yards in a season! They went on to also win the State Championship that year as well. Heavily recruited, he initially committed to LSU, which was his favourite team growing up. However after a visit to Alabama he decided to stay in State and play for the Crimson Tide. Being a national power program, he played with great players while there and he certainly fit in with the group. He ended his college career in spectacular fashion having an outstanding game in the Citrus Bowl verses Ohio State. They had lots of future NFL stars as well but Sherman stood out above them all. He had 100+ yard rushing and receiving in the game and scored the winning TD with only 42 seconds left in the game.

He was the 1st pick of the Cowboys in the draft the following year, in the 2nd round. Growing up a Cowboys fan, it was a dream come true to play for America’s Team. Playing with guys like Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin was a huge thrill for him! He backed up Emmitt as a rookie and capped off the season in Tempe Arizona with a Superbowl victory! His career took a steady decline after that due to bad decisions and associations that he maintained from his youth. That led to him being imprisoned for 15 years. His life is now dedicated to educating youth to make wise decisions and help them avoid the mistakes he’s made in his life. He started the Palmer Williams Group whose mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of youth. He teamed up with his former teammate, David Palmer for this initiative. He’s also written Crimson Cowboy, a series of books that chronicle his life and discuss the impact of his poor choices and how to avoid making the same mistakes he made. For more information on the Palmer Williams Group and to buy his books, please go to the links below.

Links to buy his book: Crimson Cowboy
Volume I:
Volume II:

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