Ty Williams Walks Across Georgetown Graduation Stage; Suffered 2015 Spine Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 19, 2018

Healy Hall, the flagship building of Georgetown University's main campus in Washington, DC, is seen on September 30, 2011. Healy Hall building is listed as a national historic landmark . AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Georgetown football player Ty Williams, who suffered a serious spinal injury during a game in 2015, walked across the stage at the school's graduation ceremony on Saturday. 

Georgetown tweeted out video of the moment:

Georgetown College @GeorgetownColl

After suffering a neck injury in a 2015 football game, Ty Williams (C’18) promised he would walk across the stage at graduation. Today, he fulfilled that promise. @Georgetown @GeorgetownHoyas #Hoyas2018 #werenotcryingyourecrying https://t.co/wTlDNzsDLD

Williams, who played linebacker, was injured during a Georgetown game against St. Francis (Pennsylvania) in September 2015.

Per Aidan Curran of The Hoya, Williams broke five bones in his neck and vertebrae while trying to make a tackle. 

"It was something I've seen him do a thousand times," Georgetown head coach Rob Sgarlata said.

Williams was named to the Patriot League honor roll in 2016. He also appeared in 22 games for the Hoyas from 2013-14.