Foster’s Williams trying to create his own legacy

Foster's Collin Williams transitions to the oval


Foster’s Collin Williams had a breakout season for the Falcons, who made a run to the Regional Semis before falling to Shadow Creek.

The 6-foot-2 safety was just getting warmed up.

In January, the transition began to track – the sport that will take him to the next level.

Williams has the top Class 5A 800-meter time in the state of Texas as 1:53.21 – a brutal race of speed and endurance.

“Track is such a mental sport,” he said. “You have to push through the pain. It also makes you better on the football field as well. It gives you discipline on the during those big moments of a game. Physically, when August comes around and it’s hot and everyone is just getting into shape, I’m already there having run summer track.”

While football is close to his heart, he had to make the tough decision to follow his strength.

“My grandmother ran track, my dad ran and my sister holds a lot of the Foster records for track,” he said. “She won state and ran for the University of Alabama. I’ve been raised running since the fourth grade. I figured I must be born to run.”

Williams signed with the University of South Alabama and is in the midst of creating his own legacy at Foster. He has the state meet in his sights and is blinded by his run for gold.

His family is rooting for him.

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