March 5th, 2009 a workhorse was born. Tighe Shawn Williams, a name given by his auntie that will later carry throughout the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2019 at the 10 and under division Tighe Williams proved that he belongs amongst the best running backs in Georgia pound for pound. The workhorse has carried his team to the finish line each year. In a generation that has made the transfer portal, switching teams, or even combining teams acceptable, Williams has been loyal under the helm of Head coach Dt Montgomery at one of the most prestigious programs in the country, the Welcome All Panthers.
Tighe is no stranger to adversity, in 2017 late in a B2C championship game, Williams drove his team down in what would have been a game-winning drive and touchdown in the state championship. That’s when a running back’s greatest nightmare happened. Williams aka “Tye” fumbled the ball, giving the then powerhouse Georgia Seminoles the go-ahead win. scoring on that exact fumble recovery, earning Tye and the Welcome All Panthers the runner up trophy in the B2C championship series.
Only at 8 years old at the time Williams learned about perfecting his craft in the offseason. The following season at 9u Williams came back with a vengeance and was amongst the leaders at rushing attempts, rushing yards and Touchdowns. Tye wears the number 32 paying homage to NFL Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson. Not many kids at age 11 model their game after H.O.F. greats of the 70’s which furthermore gives you reason to mention an old saying amongst our elders (depending on the reader) ”he has been here before”.
The workload that is required and the running style that Williams displays puts you in the mind of current NFL workhorse running back Leonard Fournette. When speaking with the young prodigy, you’re reminded that he is just a normal kid as he nervously speaks and bites on his tongue mid-conversation out of shyness. Tye’s accolades don’t stop on the football field: He has been a part of the beta club the last 2 years and has made the principal’s list in school. He has also mentioned his passion has traveled much further than the mark made of himself in Georgia recently. Tighe Williams wants to travel around the world. The passion may run parallel with his interest in watching war movies, so maybe the military is an alternate plan of the phenom’s future.
Tighe will often credit his offensive line when individual awards like the B2C running back of the year award is a part of crowning him. While most notice him for his offensive performances, Williams doesn’t get enough credit for his dominance on defense. Arguably one of the best linebackers at his age group, his talents on both sides of the ball will be displayed as his team embarks on another run for the YFA championship. With the leadership of Head coach Dt Montgomery The 2020 season will be nothing short of amazing!
Between anticipations and projections, Tighe is blessed to be ahead of schedule. He is about average size for an athlete of his caliber, but his genes may get him to the land of promise if he takes after his father Mr. Blak Williams. The proud father standing 6’5 is not hard to find given his size that runs parallel with his boasting tone and passion running up and down the sideline rooting for his son’s team in supporting fashion. Although Tighe’s mother Karima Stephens balances the family while being calm at games, she shows her support differently along with Tighe’s 2 older siblings. In-home competition is a given in the Williams household as Tighe’s older brother carries the pressures of setting the bar high for the young Tye. Young Tye hungrily chases his brother’s accolades.
The 2020 season is a couple of months out and pre-season is approaching rapidly. Williams and the WelcomeAll Panthers are ready to make their mark as champions, with anxious eyes at #itfactor and Madman.Media, we are excited along with the city of Atlanta to see what the new season holds for workhorse Tighe Williams. Good luck on 2020 young man can’t wait to see you carrying defenders into the endzone.