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17-year-old from Duncanville, good at grabbing home runs and attention



    Trent Williams Grabs Homer and Attention

    17-year-old Trent Williams is a season ticket holder who knows how to grab home run balls hit toward center field and grab attention even ending up on ESPN's highlight reel. (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012)

    A Duncanville teenager is making headlines for making all the right catches in the stands at Texas Rangers games.

    After catching 7 home run balls last season, 17-year-old Rangers fan, Trent Williams was due for a catch this season. Williams was there to grab Josh Hamilton’s homer in the 4th inning, Monday night.

    And, what a catch it was!

    The Duncanville home school student made the highlight reel on ESPN's SportsCenter and was praised by the commentators for his celebratory sprinkler dance.

    "I caught that ball, and about 2 minutes after, I had 20 text messages, 5 emails and 30 things on Twitter," said Williams.

    It wasn't Williams' first time in the spotlight. ESPN dug up an old clip of Williams grabbing another homer last season.That time he did the Cabbage Patch Dance to celebrate the catch.

    At batting practice Tuesday, Williams said Hamilton told him he was impressed by his moves and autographed the ball with his name and the words, "The Sprinkler."

    "He was like that was a good sprinkler yesterday and then he started doing the sprinkler," said Williams.

    The life-long Rangers fan hopes to catch 10 home run balls this season and he's already planning his next celebratory move. "I told a couple of my friends, 'I think I’m gonna do the Dougie,'" he said.