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DeAngelo Williams      

Former NFL Running Back; Founder of The DeAngelo Williams Foundation for Breast Cancer Research & Prevention

DeAngelo Williams is a former American football running back and professional wrestler. He played college football at Memphis, and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He starred in a dual role in Carolina alongside Jonathan Stewart, until Williams' release in the 2014 offseason. He then played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2015 to 2016.

Williams holds several rushing records for the University of Memphis and the Carolina Panthers. During the 2015 regular season, Williams led the NFL with 11 rushing TD's. On September 20, 2015 against the San Francisco 49ers, he tied a Steelers’ single-game record for rushing touchdowns (3), the first to do so since Willie Parker in 2008.

Off the field, Williams established the DeAngelo Williams Foundation. The DeAngelo Williams Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and seek initiatives to support the eradication of breast cancer through preventative care and research. Since its founding in 2006, the foundation has raised an immeasurable amount of awareness and stirred up two-way conversations about breast cancer, both online and offline.

Also as one of the NFL's spokesmen for Breast Cancer Awareness, Williams was responsible for allowing players to wear pink cleats starting back in 2009.


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