Grand Prairie Family Watches Super Bowl Son

Malcolm Williams family watches Super Bowl XLVI with pride

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    NBC 5
    Malcolm Williams never gave up on his dream of playing professional football.

    Grand Prairie's Malcolm Williams almost didn't make it to Super Bowl XLVI, but there he was on the field for the opening kickoff, playing for the New England Patriots.

    "He told me one day he's going to be there and I guess there he is today so its kind of a surreal feeling" says his father-in-law Joseph Williams, "He believed he could do it and I believed he would, I didn't expect he to be first year in but you know there he is."

    Williams thought about getting a job at Walmart after being cut from the Patriots in his rookie year, only to have the team call him back in time for the playoffs.

    "He's come a long way, he's come a long way. he's living his dream" says his father-in-law Joseph, who shares the same last name.

    Williams' dream started at South Grand Prairie High School. Not far from the field where his son-in-law played high school football, Joseph Williams invited friends and family to watch the big game on the big screen set up in his garage.

    "You know I'm glad, glad for my daughter and my grand babies. They're very lucky you know. They're a good family and he's going to take good care of them" said Williams.

    The New England Patriots lost on Sunday, the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI, 21-17.

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