When returning from injury, athletes are always up to the challenge of showing what they can do once they are fully healthy. And if you're a Rummel Raiders fan, Damien Williams is determined to show just that, making him this week's New Orleans VooDoo Athlete of the Week.
Rummel quarterback Williams has led a Raider charge through the summer. Rummel won a 7-on-7 tournament at Lakeshore that featured more than two-dozen teams.
But summer is one thing, and fall is something entirely different, according to Williams: "It doesn't indicate the real game. So we're looking to execute when we get to two-a-days to get ready for the season."
Williams passed for 18 touchdowns and ran for 10 more in 2011, despite playing for much of the season with a painful ankle sprain.
But the 6'1" Williams has only one scholarship offer, from Florida International.
Head coach Jay Roth says recruiters need to take notice: "I think if some of these people would open up their eyes in college football and watch the player, and watch the plays, instead of going by how tall somebody is or how fast he might run. People took chances on a lot of players that were smaller than me, like Drew Brees and Sam Mills over the years, you know? It's just somebody was willing to take that chance. And I don't think it's a chance at all. Me, I think he could play for anybody but some people don't see it that way."