DJ Williams knows it isn’t easy following a legend. The son of legendary black quarterback Doug Williams learned that the hard way at Grambling, his father’s alma mater. Now he’ll try to do it in the NFL.
Williams will get a chance to write his own NFL story as he’s received a mini-camp invite from the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to The News Star.
“I was just watching the draft and hoping and praying for a call,” Williams said Sunday. “I just saw that it was a (Pennsylvania) number so I heard it and ran outside and answered the phone and once he said it was Mike Tomlin, my heart just stopped and I was pretty elated.”
Williams’ time at Grambling was marked by disappointments and setbacks, including his father’s firing in 2013 and a knee injury that ended his college career last fall.
The 6’3, 197-pound quarterback threw for 30 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 35 career games.