Who is Deangelo Williams?

DeAngelo Chondon Williams is a professional football player. He was born on the 25th of April, 1983, in Wynne, Arkansas. He played the position of running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Furthermore, He played college football at Memphis and selected by the Carolina Panthers in the initial round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Moreover, Williams starred in a dual role in Carolina alongside Jonathan Stewart, until his release in the 2014 offseason.

Quick Info
Full NameDeAngelo Chondon Williams
Birth Date25th of April, 1983
Birth PlaceWynne, Arkansas
MotherSandra Hill
TeamPittsburgh Steelers
PositionRunning back
High SchoolWynne High School

DeAngelo Williams

Early Life

Williams attended Wynne High School in Wynne, Arkansas, and played football there. He was considered the top running back in the state of Arkansas in 2001. However, He missed most of his sophomore season with a broken bone in his foot. Furthermore, he became the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 2001 Offensive Player of the Year. Also, he got select to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team in 2001.

DeAngelo Williams


Williams appeared at the 2006 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, in January. It is an annual event in which NFL personnel evaluates college seniors and experienced expectations in preparation for the NFL Draft. He was considered a top ten pick, with some projecting him as #4 overall to the New York Jets. However, his draft stock fell in weeks preceding the draft as many teams filled their needs at the running back position via free agency.

Carolina Panthers elected him on the 29th of April, 2006 in the first round as the 27th overall pick in the NFL Draft of 2006. Later, he accompanied Reggie Bush, LenDale White, Laurence Maroney, and Joseph Addai in an encouraging draft class at running back. Williams adopted jersey #34, which is the same as his hero Ricky Williams. Furthermore,  number 34 was the jersey number he wore in high school. Williams signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on the 13th of March, 2015, worth $4.0 million for 2 years, with $1.13 million guaranteed, as well as a signing bonus of $1.13 million. Later, Williams announced that he retired from the NFL on the 25th of June, 2018 on Facebook.

DeAngelo Williams


Personal Life of DeAngelo Williams

Williams was born to his mother, Sandra Hill. Sandra was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She died in 2014 after ten years of battling the illness. Furthermore, four of his aunts have also had breast cancer. Currently, Williams works with Susan G. Komen and has pink highlights in his dreadlocks to support the fight against breast cancer.

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