ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY athlete CONNOR WILLIAMS of the hometown OTTAWA REDBLACKS recently had a chance to sit down with FACES Magazine and talk about his journey to the CFL.
To the newer generation, football in this city is an abstract idea. But to the ones who grew up with the Roughriders the lights, sounds, smells and atmosphere of TD Place feels like a return to normality, like an overdue homecoming.
The anticipation of this past season truly brought the city back together. There have been many story lines that have come together to make this a special season, the return of a debunked team to a city rich with football history, a star quarterback, brilliant coaches and the return of a hometown kid, Connor Williams, just to name a few.
Connor Williams is a rookie in the CFL. The Red- Blacks drafted him in 2013 in the second round, 14th overall while he was a junior playing for the NCAA Div 1 Utah State Aggies. Born in British Columbia, he did a lot of travelling in his youth before him and his family settled down in the city of Ottawa where he started on the path to his football career.
4 months shy of his 18 birthday, he is believed to be the youngest Canadian to ever receive a full athletic scholarship for a Division 1 NCAA team. This is one accomplishment he has made on a list of many in his short 23 years of existence.
FACES had the opportunity to meet with Connor to learn about his family, Ottawa West upbrining and his football career.
Read the full profile here: FACES Magazine Profile - Connor Williams