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Thomas Williams: ‘I had to see myself as the human being & not just the athlete'

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LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS with Yogi Roth

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Since he was 12 years old Thomas Williams set out a dream, ‘to make my Mom proud and smile.’

Thomas, a former USC Trojan starting linebacker & NFL linebacker for 5 seasons, joins the LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS podcast with Yogi Roth.

As college football kicks off Roth talks with Williams, an author of two books--including the freshly released book THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF GREATNESS--is also a public speaker, NFL Player Engagement Ambassador & guest lecturer who has been impacting people his entire life.

Williams won two National Championships & three Rose Bowls while at USC & Roth, a coach on the Pete Carroll staff for three of those seasons, reunites with one of the most inspirational players in recent USC football history.

Their discussion includes:

  • How he dealt with his Mom being told he would be a leader of a gang or dead by 16.
  • Insecurity in big time athletics.
  • His imaginary friend who motivated him.
  • ‘The Hitman’ - How he found his athletic identity.
  • Domestic Violence in athletics.
  • ‘Own the Rose Bowl’ at USC and handling success/celebrity in college.
  • Talking smack with Kid ‘n Play.
  • USC vs Alabama compared to USC vs Auburn in 2003.
  • The day he retired & what he Dad said.
  • Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.
  • The 3 things he must do each day.

Follow Thomas on twitter @T_Williams56 or at www.ThomasRWilliams.com.

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