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Williams Rountree Ford Athlete of the Week

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When Dennis Winston took over at Grambling he said there'd be changes.  Last week he changed quarterbacks, almost at the last minute as Johnathan Williams replaced D.J. Williams.  Not only did Johnathan lead the Tigers to their first win, but he threw for five touchdowns and ran for two others. 

Williams' performance already earned him SWAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, but he also becomes KTBS 3 Sports Rountree Ford Athlete of the Week.

Williams did not learn he'd be starting against Mississippi Valley State until three days before the game, but he wound up being the hero in Grambling's first win of the year.  After the game Williams said he just executed the game plan the coaches put out there.  Interim head coach Dennis Winston said Williams did what the coaches asked him to do.  He also said people may have thought D.J, Williams was going to start, so MVSU had to prepare for him too.

Johnathan Williams was understandably excited after the team's first win and said they knew they had it in them.  When asked about the seven touchdowns he accounted for after the game Williams said he had no idea it had been seven.  He said he was only focused on trying to win.

Grambling plays at Arkansas-Pine Bluff this week.

 

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