D.J. Williams ran up over 1,800 yards in four years as a tight end at Arkansas, starting for three seasons and winning last year's Mackey Award as a senior. He'll be featured on Tuesday night's episode of ESPN's E:60, and his story is a compelling one. Here's the pitch:
Mapping a Future: University of Arkansas tight end and NFL Draft prospect, D.J. Williams’ journey began in Texas where he lived with an abusive father for 11 years. Randomly selecting a spot on a map, Williams, his mother and sisters left behind a tortured household and escaped to a new life in Little Rock, Ark.
Apart from all serious matters, Williams operates one of the most storied Twitter accounts in all of college football and pals around with Vera Wang. Any fan whose team drafts him is a lucky one. Projected as a fourth-round draft choice, his character score could not possibly be higher, if you're into intangibles. Tune in and meet him tonight at 7 p.m. EDT, and see if he starts explaining to Lisa Salters why he'd like a pet minotaur.