By: Coleman Swierc
BECKVILLE, Texas -- Former Beckville High School star Demarrio Williams thinks this can be his year.
"It can be my year to really break out and let the world know that I'm that caliber of a player," said Williams.
Pretty amazing for a player whose career was almost over before it ever began.
"I was doing what everyone else was doing in East Texas, working out in the oil field out there in the heat, sweating, doing labor at a young age. I had a couple friends tell me that I had my whole life to do that stuff," explained Williams.
He listened to his friends and took a chance, and Kilgore College took a chance on him.
"I wanted to prove a lot of people wrong that I could play this game," said Williams.
Williams got the last laugh. After a successful stint at The University of Nebraska, he's made a name for himself in the NFL.
"I love my job, I wouldn't trade it for nothing in the world," commented Williams.
Williams now has a new job, as he's come back to Beckville and will host more than 200 kids at an NFL youth camp.
"It's a great thing for the kids to come out and mingle, and just see how it is being out on the field with us and doing that stuff. And I'm happy that I'm able to be around the kids and do that type of stuff because it means a lot for a kid to be around me and talk to me, and I enjoy being around them myself," explained Williams.
And he hopes to teach them the same lessons that his career was built on.