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Demorrio Williams To Visit Rangers Spring Game

The Kilgore College Rangers football team will bring back two familiar faces to the field for its spring game this Saturday, April 26 -- former head coach Jimmy Rieves and former Ranger and current NFL player Demorrio Williams.

Rieves and Williams will serve as guest coaches for the two squads at the annual Blue and Gray Spring Game. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. at Kilgore's R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.

Williams played for the Rangers from 2000-01 under Rieves and is now a player in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs. While Williams was at KC, Rieves decided to change him from cornerback to a linebacker, the position he currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Williams helped lead Kilgore to an undefeated season in 2001, and a No. 2 national ranking. He transferred after his sophomore campaign at KC to The University of Nebraska where he completed his degree in sociology and was a fourth round NFL draft pick for the Atlanta Falcons in 2004.  

He will play his first season with the Chiefs this season, having signed a five-year contract with Kansas City this past March.

Rieves coached the Rangers from 2000-06, compiling a 48-27 record and winning two conference titles in 2001 and 2004, including the undefeated season in 2001. Rieves is currently the director of student success and the assistant athletic director at KC. He will take over as KC's athletic director this summer upon David Castles' retirement.

Raffle tickets will be available for Saturday's game, at $5 each.  Grand prize is two tickets to a Dallas Cowboys' home game plus hotel accommodations.

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