Tayvion Williams is a 6’1″ 185lb Junior who plays for Collegiate High School in Baton Rouge, LA. Tayvion plays a variety of positions including Tight End, Defensive End and Wide Receiver. Tayvion uses his size and athleticism to get open on the offensive side of the ball. His speed comes in handy on the Defensive Line which gives him the ability to run his way past offensive lineman to get to the quarterback. With his size and prowess Tayvion is certainly a player for coaches to watch this upcoming season.
I got the chance to speak with Tayvion and ask him some questions about his life and playing career.
Q/A with Tayvion Williams
When did you start playing football and why did you start playing?
“I started playing when I was 10 because my brother played and I wanted to be like him.”
What aspect of the game made you fall in love with the sport?
“I love the physicality.”
Do you play any other sports?
“I do track where I compete in the 4 x 200.”
Who do you look up to as a role model?
“Travis Kelce because he plays tight end like me.”
Is there a player that you try to model your game after?
“Again I would have to say Travis Kelce, I like his playstyle.”
What have you learned about yourself from playing football?
“I learned how to get physical and I also learned what it takes for me to get the level that I want to be at.”
What sets you apart from the other players at your position?
“My versatility, being able to do everything on the field.”
What motivates you to get better every day?
“My coaches motivate me by pushing me to be better each and every day.”
What kind of goals do you have set for yourself this upcoming season?
“I want to get my first offer and win our first game of the season as a team.”
What is a characteristic you believe you are weaker in and what are you doing to improve?
“I’m really trying to work on getting off the ball when I’m lined up at defensive end.”
What have you learned about teamwork from your past experiences on your teams?
” I learned that when we all come together we can push the ball down the field an score.”
What do you see yourself accomplishing after high school?
“I really want to start my own business and push myself forward with my Football career.”
When looking at a college, what kind of things draw you in to want to go there?
“Fitting in with the athletics as well as academics. As long it seems like a place where I can get my degree.”
What do you think is the most important element of teamwork?
“Following directions and getting to work as soon as possible, that builds teamwork in my eyes.”
How do you personally prepare yourself for a big game?
“Personally I just like to listen to music and praying.”