At 6-foot-5, 318 pounds, Redskins’ offensive tackle Trent Williams doesn’t at first seem like the ideal running back.
But that wasn’t always the case.
Williams said tailback was the only position he played as a second grader playing Pee Wee football in this ESPN980 interview Thursday with Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro.
Williams — who, without hesitation considers himself the best athlete on the Redskins’ offensive line — told Sheehan and Loverro he only moved to tackle after he “didn’t make the weight limit anymore.”
The third-year lineman — selected out of Oklahoma with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft — said he’s even approached the Redskins’ coaching staff about getting actual carries this season:
“I’ve been asking coach (Mike) Shanahan and Kyle (Shanahan) to give me the ball for a long time, but I don’t think nothing’s come from that. I don’t think they trust me. I gotta pick up a fumble or something to let them see my old tailback moves, and maybe they’ll trust me with a pass or something.”
If Williams is as graceful a running back as he is a golfer, I don’t blame the Shanahans for not seriously considering handing the ball off to him.
We found an awesome video (via golflinkusa) of a swing-and-a-miss Williams had recently off the tee.
“I just swung once … and I fell — well, I caught myself,” Williams told ESPN980. “I didn’t hit the ground. I prided myself on not hitting the ground.”
Check it out for yourself:
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