Classroom Champions: Connally's Brian Williams

WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Connally Cadets are a run-heavy team. Without senior offensive lineman Brian Williams, the Cadets wouldn't have as many yards, or as much leadership, that's helped them reach a 13-0 record so far.

"He's one of our only linemen that plays both ways," Connally head coach Shane Anderson said. "He's a trooper, he's a tough kid, he's going to do what you need him to do to win football games."

"I can play the entire offensive line," Williams said. "I filled in at right tackle, left tackle, practiced in preparation to play at center. I can play the entire offensive line."

Disciplined, organized and can do it all, much like his attitude in school. Brian attends early-morning class at Connally before working 20-30 hours per week at an internship with Holt Caterpillar, and then returns for football practice. It's a heavy workload, but he's hoping the eventual 35 dual-credit hours earned will come in handy.

"I've applied to UTA and Tarleton State," Williams said. "Other than that, I'm trying to feel my way out and major in mechanical engineering."

Perhaps the most impressive part, is that Brian is doing all of this, in memory of his father, Darrell, who passed away last year after a bout with cancer.