Brennan Williams News Archive

WWE announces signing of former NFL Lineman Brennan Williams

Triple H has said that WWE is looking for talent wherever they can find it. But they didn’t have to look hard for Brennan Williams. And when they saw his résumé, it was a pretty easy decision to give him a look. Today, the company announced they signed the former college football standout, Booker T trainee, and Taekwondo black belt to a developmental contract.

Brennan Williams makes his pro wrestling debut

Back in November, we ran a cover feature on former Houston Texans offensive lineman Brennan Williams, a three-year NFL player whose dreams of a football career had gone up in smoke thanks, in large part, to medical misfortune....As outlined in the story, Williams didn't wallow in despair, but instead made a hard left turn and decided to chase his ultimate dream of becoming a professional wrestler.

Brennan Williams Takes 1st Steps Toward Pro Wrestling Dream After NFL

One doesn't just become a wrestler; one has to chisel away, one strike of the hammer at a time, to find the wrestler lying underneath the skin. Brennan Williams believes he has found the ideal path to that process. He will learn the basics in Houston, try out for WWE and then become of one of the many prospects who populate the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

WWE Legend Booker T Training Ex-NFLer For Pro Wrestling Stardom

WWE legend Booker T isn't dropping elbows anymore, but he's got a brand new challenge: creating the next pro wrestling superstar out of one of Tom Brady's ex-teammates. TMZ Sports spoke with Brennan Williams who's decided to call it quits on a 3 year NFL career as a lineman for the Texans, Jaguars, and Patriots so he can take a shot at pro wrestling.

Brennan Williams Released By Patriots, Will Pursue Dream Of Joining WWE

Brennan Williams is putting away his cleats and lacing up some wrestling boots. The offensive tackle was released from the New England Patriots practice squad Thursday morning and will pursue a career in pro wrestling. The Patriots didn’t feel Williams would be ready to play soon enough after sitting out with a bone bruise in his leg.

New England Patriots Sign Offensive Tackle Brennan Williams

The New England Patriots added offensive tackle depth by signing Brennan Williams to their practice squad Tuesday, a source told Williams was spotted walking through the Patriots’ locker room during media availability. Williams, an Easton, Mass., native, was a third-round draft pick by the Houston Texans out of the University of North Carolina in 2013.

Countdown UNC’s 10 Best Players: #2 Landon Turner

2015 will be Landon Turner’s fourth year on the offensive line. As a freshman, he played a role on one of the great offensive lines in UNC history. That 2012 line included James Hurst , Jonathan Cooper, Russell Bodine, Brennan Williams, and Travis Bond. All the names listed there are NFL caliber players, with only Turner remaining as the last player not yet in the league.

Catching up with Jaguars OL Brennan Williams: The NFL's biggest nerd

Brennan Williams received a scholarship to play at UNC, which is where he was named an honorable mention on the 2012 All-ACC team. In 2013 he was drafted in the third round by the Houston Texans and now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is also unquestionably the biggest nerd in the NFL. We caught up with Williams and talked about what it’s like being a football player with highly unconventional interests.

After 2 years lost to injuries, Jaguars tackle Brennan Williams close to 100 percent

NFL linemen weighing over 300 pounds don’t often show vulnerability. However, vulnerable is exactly how Jaguars offensive tackle Brennan Williams felt after the first practice of organized team activities on May 26. “I felt like a baby giraffe out there,” Williams said. “That was my first practice in about two years.” The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Williams has had a frustrating start to his NFL career.

Brennan Williams is back in the NFL

Brennan Williams says the Xs and Os are the easy part. It’s the X-rays and the MRIs that have impeded the 6-foot-6, 314-pound offensive tackle’s NFL career. Williams, a third-round pick of the Houston Texans out of North Carolina in the 2013 draft who has yet to play a down in the NFL, signed a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday.

Jaguars sign tackle Brennan Williams

Offensive tackle Brennan Williams signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday. Williams was a third-round draft pick of the Texans in 2013, chosen 89th overall out of North Carolina. He missed his entire rookie year after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee. The Texans waived him at the start of 2014 training camp after Williams failed a physical.

Texans cut offensive tackle Brennan Williams

Second-year offensive tackle Brennan Williams was waived by the Texans with the “failed physical” designation on Monday. Williams, a third-round pick in 2013, did not play for the Texans last season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee.

No news is same news for Texans’ Brennan Williams

At some point Brennan Williams will play for the Texans. Maybe. The No. 89 overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft didn’t take the field last season, following microfracture knee surgery.

Heck of a Pedigree

Right tackle Jon Heck is well aware of the experience the offensive line lost heading into the 2013 season. He appreciated the chance to work with Travis Bond, Jonathan Cooper and Brennan Williams in his redshirt freshman season. It is rare that three offensive lineman from the same group would be drafted the following April. But for Heck, it’s not that uncommon to be among NFL heavyweights.

Ground Game Searching For Groove

North Carolina’s ground game is still under construction three games into the 2013 schedule. Now that fall is officially upon the college football season, there’s no questioning the magnitude of the losses of Gio Bernard, Jonathan Cooper, Brennan Williams and Travis Bond to UNC’s rushing attack.

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