Connect with us

Football

WHAT’S UP WITH WILL WILLIAMS?

Guam’s Will Williams still has big dreams of playing college football, but he has taken an alternate route to get there after leaving Guam in 2013.

[useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=9,17 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

By Patrick Lujan

The notion of never knowing until you try lives strongly among our island’s best athletes.

For multi-sport star Will Williams, taking the leap to move to the states to see how far his athletic abilities could go was only one of his challenges in his young life.

willA standout in football, rugby and boxing, Williams met most athletic challenges with ease. It was just a few months ago when the 20-year-old decided to open the competition box and take his skills to San Diego in hopes of living his dream of playing college football.

“When I first came out here I was expecting to go straight to school and play ball,” said the 21-year-old Father Duenas graduate of 2010 is enrolled at San Diego Mesa College. “Sadly I didn’t have enough money to attend the semester (at San Diego Mesa College). I have all these grants but I can’t touch them unless I’m enrolled and I have to pay all that out of my pocket.

“But everything happens for a reason because now I’m working out with a couple of college players and some ex-NFL players. I’ve met some coaches that are putting my name out there so in due time I’ll be on the field playing ball.”

Meanwhile, he’s been training with a semi professional team called the San Diego Stallions in the La Belle Community Football League where he’s playing quarterback – the position he started all four years at FD as well as the Raiders and Rams in the adult leagues on Guam.

He’s also picked up one of his other sports to keep him company with the help of good friend and 2013 GSPN Athlete of the Year Zach Pangelinan, playing rugby with the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) Rugby team.

will ombac

“Im currently playing for OMBAC and yes, Zach introduced me to the squad and I worked from there to get on the premier squad,” Williams said. “I’ve always looked at rugby to get in extreme shape. Also playing with them, I’ve met influential people to help me reach my college football dreams.”

College football dreams. That’s still his focus. If he can just get over that monetary hump… “once I get my loan approved, I’ll be playing for SD Mesa.”

 

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

August

September 2020

October
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for September

1st

No Events
Events for September

2nd

No Events
Events for September

3rd

No Events
Events for September

4th

No Events
Events for September

5th

No Events
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Events for September

6th

No Events
Events for September

7th

No Events
Events for September

8th

No Events
Events for September

9th

No Events
Events for September

10th

No Events
Events for September

11th

No Events
Events for September

12th

No Events
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Events for September

13th

No Events
Events for September

14th

No Events
Events for September

15th

No Events
Events for September

16th

No Events
Events for September

17th

No Events
Events for September

18th

No Events
Events for September

19th

No Events
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Events for September

20th

No Events
Events for September

21st

No Events
Events for September

22nd

No Events
Events for September

23rd

No Events
Events for September

24th

No Events
Events for September

25th

No Events
Events for September

26th

No Events
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for September

27th

No Events
Events for September

28th

No Events
Events for September

29th

No Events
Events for September

30th

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

E Sports Athlete Willy Hong

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Jamal Agnew changes positions this year with the Detroit Lions from cornernack to receiver.
The 2019 All-Pro return man will retain his special teams duties for the Lions.
Agnew is half CHamoru with his mother hailing from Saipan. #bibamarianas 📷 (AP/Carlos Osorio)

More in Football