Skip to comments.NFL hopeful Rashid Williams gives up job, lives out of a van to train for shot at pros
Posted on 02/15/2014 11:09:52 AM PST by FlJoePa
At a time when most draft prospects are trading up their cars, NFL hopeful Rashid Williams recently traded in his luxury sedan for a minivan. He's heard the jokes and the zingers from the other players training at TEST Parisi Football Academy in Martinsville, N.J., including that he drives a soccer mom mobile. But his minivan is more than a set of wheels to take him to his combine training every day.
He also lives in it. Williams is homeless by choice.
For most NFL draft prospects, sacrifices are to be expected as they ready for the combine and their individual Pro Days; for Williams, his ambition has taken him so far as to empty his life savings to train for the NFL draft. This decision now means that he lives out of his van to pursue this goal.
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How did a college student get to have a luxury sedan? I guess his parents are rich!
Agreed. Hard not to root for him.
Good luck to this young man - see Jerome Kearse of the Seahawks. Undrafted walk-on who now has a Super Bowl ring.
His parents don't have to be rich, only the boosters. Not saying that's what happened here or anything.
"But that belief that he can change himself from a track standout into an NFL player meant leaving his comfortable job as a sales representative at Frito Lay, a decision he said wasn't easy because I enjoyed working there. He moved out of his apartment in the Harrisburg, PA area and emptied his life savings that he had earmarked for a down payment on his first house."
He said he's doing this to support his mother. His father is dead.
Down by the river?
Why do so many people comment on articles that they don’t read? It’s mind numbing sometimes.
He didn’t play college football. He was a track athlete at a small college in Philly. Then he went to PSU for his MBA.
What “boosters” are you talking about?
I truly wish him the best of luck. No denying that he really, really wants this! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this guy!
He should say he is a homo and the media will hound owners to look at him or they’ll be declared homophobes.
Outstanding .. good info .. thanks !
Exactly. I’m sick of hearing about that queer football player.