Auburn Football: Cadillac Williams Returns to Campus to Finish Degree
More than nine years after leaving Auburn for the NFL following a record-breaking career with the Tigers, former running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams is back on The Plains finally taking care of unfinished business in the classroom.
“I had the thought a couple times during my playing career, but I always felt like once I was done with football, I’d come and finish my degree,” Williams told The Auburn Plainsman. “I only had seven hours left, so it would’ve been a shame not to finish that.”
Two classes stand in the 32-year-old’s way of earning his sociology degree: World literature and Spanish II. After which Williams - currently the vice president of a Tampa-based life insurance company - harbors aspirations of giving back to the game that gave him so much.
“I definitely want to stay connected with the game of football because that’s what I’m passionate about,” Williams told The Plainsman. “It’s what I love to do and I feel like I could help younger people, whether it’s high school or people in college trying to get to their destination.”