#Team11 Athlete of the Week: Aaron Williams

#Team11 Athlete of the Week: Aaron Williams

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#Team11 Athlete of the Week: Aaron Williams

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Aaron Williams can pretty much play every position, so we’re not quite sure which position he’ll fit into on the Starting 11, but we know we want him a part of it.

The starting running back…or maybe starting cornerback…starting safety? The senior form Carver High School in Atlanta has helped his team everywhere on the football field. It’s that ability that has earned Williams the title of this week’s #Team11 Athlete of the Week.

Williams has racked up 454 all-purpose yards this season and has four touchdowns. Don’t forget his stats on the defensive side of the ball which include 104 total tackles and six tackles for a loss.

“He’s always shown those athletic attributes to be a two-sided player,” Carver head coach Darren Myles said.

Williams has been a starter since his freshman year, but he’s been everything from a quarterback, to a running back, to a safety. His versatility mixed with leadership is what makes him a dream come true for a coach.

“He’s a coach on the field,” Myers said. “When they break out of the huddle, he’s calling that formation. He doesn’t have to look to the sideline and ask.”

While we like to think that we here on #Team11 discover the top talent in metro Atlanta, we can’t take all the credit on finding Williams. The University of Nebraska beat us to it and has already received a solid commit from the senior.

Williams is not only a top talent on the field, but is an example in the classroom as well, according to Myles. Williams has a 3.7 GPA, and he is going to enroll early at Nebraska next semester to get a jumpstart on his college studies.

Grades have always been important to Williams for a couple of reasons. For starters, it’s important because his mother won’t let him have any fun on the weekends if his grades are slipping. Two, because he believes it helps him out on the football field.


#Team11 Athlete of the Week: Aaron Williams

“If you know your assignment in class, you should be able to catch-on on the field and during the game because you actually get more reps on the football field than in the classroom.”

Carver has high hopes for 2014 after falling in the first round of the playoffs for two consecutive years. The Panthers dropped their opening game of the season to Carver-Columbus, but the Panthers bounced back to win six consecutive games including a nail-biting win against Creekside last Friday.

“We found a way to rebound off the loss,” Williams said. “It shows us that we can play because we did have a lot of new people and that confidence led over to our games.”

Carver will try to extend its winning streak next Friday night (Oct. 24) against rival Mays High School. It should be fun to see if Mays can keep tabs on all of Williams’ whereabouts throughout the game.

You never know where to look.

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