Roy Williams: Superman

Roy Lee Williams was born August 14, 1980 in Redwood City, California. Roy has been compared to the former Cowboy great Bill Bates. We had no idea that there was a little boy that would grow up to have the same bone jarring hits that Bill Bates was known for and that he would play safety for the Dallas Cowboys.

Roy attended High School at James Logan in Union City, California where he was a gifted athlete that lettered in track but of course excelled in football. Roy played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. He was one of the top rated defensive backs his Senior year, recording five interception and 56 tackles. Roy’s four years at Logan High School they had a winning record of 38-10.

Roy attended the University of Oklahoma, his Sophomore year, they won the 2000 national championship. He also set a school record for tackles that resulted in loss of yardage the same year. His Junior year at OU, he won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s top overall defensive player and he also won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back. Williams ended his college career in 2001 with one year of eligibility remaining even though he was considered to be one of nations best collegiate players.

In the 2002 NFL draft Roy Williams was picked 8th in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys needed to improve its secondary. With Darren Woodson mentioning it seemed like the perfect fit.

Roy made quite a impact on the club his rookie year. With 5 interceptions, he was among the leaders in total interceptions. Roy did what every rookie must dream of. Roy added the spark that the defense needed. With every hard hit and tackle he gained respect of fans and teammates. Along with the talent he has on the field, he is a natural leader in the locker room. Roy became an intimidating presence in Dallas’s Defense. Everywhere you looked their were #31 jerseys, he had become the face of the Dallas Cowboys.

Roy’s stats so far in his NFL career are amazing. Roy has had 500 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 38 pass deflections, 19 interceptions, 307 int. yards and 3 defensive touchdowns.

Williams has announced that he will be changing his number to #38 starting the 2008 season. Williams stated the reason he is switching is because that was his number in college and also “8” in the bible signifies a new beginning.


  1. JC
    JC says:

    He not Superman anymore, how many time did he get burned last year. He can not cover not even a third string Wide receiver!

  2. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Well Roy was “the man” for a few years, maybe the last two he didnt look the same, but i have a feeling that hes looking to change and improve himself. I would like to predict Roy having an comeback year in 08!

  3. Tiffany
    Tiffany says:

    I have the same feeling. I believe we will see not the old, and not the most recent Roy Williams, but an entirely new man this season.
    Nonetheless, you can’t take away from him what he did his first few years with The Cowboys. He was explosive.

  4. Cowboy
    Cowboy says:

    As amazing as Roy Williams’ career has been throughout his playing days, the question of the day is “What have you done for me lately?” Williams has a weight problem and changing his jersey number is not going to help him regain his speed, agility, hitting power and whatever made Roy Williams the player he once was! It’s time to move forward and forget about the “wow” that Williams “used to” bring to the game because his heart isn’t in it anymore! Roy I hope you’re reading this (you probably don’t remember but we spent about 20 minutes shooting the breeze at training camp a couple of years back) and if you prove me wrong I am man enough to “Cowboy-Up” and apologize!

  5. Raina
    Raina says:

    Ok guys I knew I would get hit with negative responses on this article but, I feel like he still deserves to be in the “Galaxy of Stars”!!!! When I was writing this I remembered everything he did for the Cowboys! And if you will remember it was alot!

  6. casey
    casey says:

    THis makes me so upset. Roy used to be my favorite player on the team with the way he played the game. However, I do not know if it is the money or the years under his belt but he does not play with the same tenacity. He cant cover a bed if he was a blanket. I think we need to look for a trade. Maybe Minnesota will give us Peterson, and two first round draft picks and half their d-line. (THey did it for Walker) Roy is just not going to get better, even the number change its not the number its in his heart. I really do hope he changes but I would be willing to bet he wont. Just another reason we need Pacman.

  7. Mandi
    Mandi says:

    I know that people are concerned about how Roy has been playing and I understand why ,but you can’t forget what he did his first years it’s like your turning your back beacause he hasn’t been his best .How the hell can he when they won’t let him hit hard or anything it seems like or is that just me???? I like Roy I have since he played for OU and will be behide him even if he don’t play his best .What can I can say I’m loyal just like I am to the whole team I’ll love them win loose or tie ,but thats just how my mom raised me .sorry it pissed some people off but I have to say good job and I hope he plays better this year!!!