Former Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams was not happy with the Dolphins let him go after four years in Miami. But he’s now thriving with the Kansas City Chiefs, and hoping to be a difference maker in the Super Bowl on Sunday in his old stomping ground.
“I feel like it’s meant to be,“ Williams said. “ I feel like it’s one of those Cinderella stories, and I am bringing home that crown.”
Williams is also hoping to leave with a ring on Sunday, turned in the very place where he honed his skills as a player for the Dolphins. He’s rushed for 498 yards and five touchdowns this season, more than he did in his entire four year tenure with the Dolphins. He’s been doing some reflecting this week, as he prepares for the big game at the Dolphins practice facility.
“ This is where I started my career,“ Williams said. “ They took me in as an undrafted rookie, they believed in me. The fans believed in me, and they still do, I still feel the love all the way in Kansas. Getting the experience I got here, the Chiefs got a mature Damien, and I was able to up my game.”
And what a postseason it’s been for William so far; catching seven passes for 65 yards and a touchdown, and rushing for three touchdowns, 92 yards on 29 carries.