After being named a first-team All-Southern Arizona defensive back in 1999, Williams spent two years at Arizona Western College, before going on to Southwest Missouri State where he was a two-year letter winner and named team’s defensive MVP in 2003 with 48 tackles and two interceptions as a safety. He also had a brief stint in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in the offseason of 2004, before making his way to the Arena League.