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I saw a commercial for a show coming up about boxing on FX Channel called "Lights Out."
One of the captions used for that show is that "America loves a comeback."
Mike Williams' story embodies all that is the true American comeback story.
Where Williams differs from Michael Vick in this category is that Vick was a prized possession that a few NFL teams were fighting over the moment he came out of prison. He was in prison for actions that were of his own doing and at no time did anyone doubt his ability as a football player.
Williams was an after-thought in many people's minds and just another failed draft pick that was going to bounce around NFL teams or drop to play Arena Football because his abilities came into question which eventually led to him not playing in the NFL from 2007-2010.
Williams approached his old college coach from USC Pete Carroll, who now coaches the Seattle Seahawks, about playing for him again but he was badly overweight and needed to lose it before he could even be considered.
At the time, Williams weighed nearly 300 pounds.
Williams lost roughly 70 pounds and made the Seahawks team under the tutorial of Pete Carroll again he would shine.
He has had the best season of his career by far, easily outdoing his rookie season in Detroit, and he scored a crucial touchdown in the final game of the season against the Rams to help Seattle make the playoffs.
Williams final stats?
Considering those totals easily overshadow all the other seasons he has played combined, Mike Williams gets my vote for NFL Comeback Player of the Year.