Whitewater’s Williams suits up for U.S. team in International Bowl

Whitewater’s Hunter Williams played for Team U.S.A. in the International Bowl earlier this week.

Among a host of local players selected for postseason all-star games, perhaps Hunter Williams reeled in the biggest honor. The big wideout from Whitewater was selected to play for the U.S. National Team in International Bowl IX at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium.

Williams represented for the Wildcats on the U-18 National Team where he took the field Wednesday against Football Canada, and he’s just scratching his potential after a 20-catch, 3-touchdown, 338-yard junior campaign.

The International Bowl was an experience that Williams won’t forget and one that will make him a better player for the Wildcats.

“Playing in the international game was an exciting experience. I picked up some different moves that I can teach the boys back home,” said Williams. “I’ve learned what it takes to become a brotherhood in just a matter of five days. I’ve really learned what it means to play for the name on the front of your jersey and not the name on the back, and I plan on instilling that into my brothers at Whitewater this upcoming season.”

The Wildcats, coming off a playoff season in 2017, have big expectations for 2018, and Williams is a big reason why.

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Christopher Dunn has been the sports editor for Fayette Newspapers since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Game Day magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.


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