When Roy Williams was a junior at James Logan High School in Union City, Calif., one page in the yearbook, the “Summer Wall,” asked where students saw themselves five years into the future.
Williams wrote, simply, “Playing for the Dallas Cowboys.”
“I basically spoke it into existence at an early age,” said Williams. “There was no doubt in my mind where I was going. It was already written down.”
Williams had to wait for his future to unfurl, of course — his senior year at Logan, plus three years at the University of Oklahoma. But five years later, less than an hour into the 2002 NFL Draft, Williams was indeed a Dallas Cowboy.
Even if he did have to wait just a tiny bit longer. …
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