Since he was 12 years old Thomas Williams set out a dream, ‘to make my Mom proud and smile.’

Thomas, a former USC Trojan starting linebacker & NFL linebacker for 5 seasons, joins the LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS podcast with Yogi Roth.

As college football kicks off Roth talks with Williams, an author of two books–including the freshly released book THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF GREATNESS–is also a public speaker, NFL Player Engagement Ambassador & guest lecturer who has been impacting people his entire life.

Williams won two National Championships & three Rose Bowls while at USC & Roth, a coach on the Pete Carroll staff for three of those seasons, reunites with one of the most inspirational players in recent USC football history.

Their discussion includes:

  • How he dealt with his Mom being told he would be a leader of a gang or dead by 16.
  • Insecurity in big time athletics.
  • His imaginary friend who motivated him.
  • How he understood that his energy was infectious.
  • ‘The Hitman’ – How he found his athletic identity.
  • Domestic Violence in athletics.
  • ‘Own the Rose Bowl’ at USC and handling success/celebrity in college.
  • Talking smack with Kid ‘n Play.
  • Competing at the highest level.
  • USC vs Alabama compared to USC vs Auburn in 2003.
  • The 1st thing he wrote as an author.
  • What legacy means.
  • The day he retired and what he Dad said.
  • Discussions with former teammates.
  • Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.
  • The 3 things he must do each day.

Follow Thomas on social media @T_Williams56, his FaceBook page or at his website, as well his Non-Profit, PURSUITS of Greatness, as he prepares student-athletes for their professional lives after college athletics.

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