Cowboys’ wide receiver Roy Williams was on a ten-person panel this weekend at the third annual Black Leadership Conference, held at the campus of the University of Texas Permian-Basin in Williams’ hometown of Odessa.
Joining the Cowboys’ wide-out were nine professionals, ranging from community leaders to retired teachers, to the CEO of Texas Workforce Solutions, to address the theme of this year’s conference, "I am my brother's keeper: It takes a village to raise a child."
Williams said that he doesn’t consider himself much of a speaker, but that reaching out to young people was of great importance to him personally. And while Williams said that he managed to avoid many of the pressures put on young people these days, his ascent from Odessa to the NFL brought was not without temptations.
Now, he said, he is glad to have a means to reach kids.
"[Playing in the NFL] means you are the best of the best and that's hard to live up to," he said, per the Midland Reporter-Telegram. "But I want to play and have fun. Another reward is being able to talk to young people."
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