Jamaal Williams did not want to be the next viral sensation that had his face being put on sad situations.
Following a win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 18, Williams was interviewed by Melissa Stark and fans loved how his emotions went from sad to confident in a short span of time.
He explained that he was dealing with the death of his great-grandfather and how he didn’t tell his teammates until after the game.
“I really didn’t have time to really grieve yet,” Williams said. “After the game, everything’s done, I didn’t know we didn’t make playoffs yet or nothing like that, I was just playing. After the game, somebody brought me the football, and I’m just like, ‘This is for me.’ After that, I just broke down. Just started thinking about my great grandfather, my great-grandmother passed away before he did and they were both 92. So it was like he just went up there to be with his woman, the love of his life. I’m just grateful that I was able to perform like that in my last game for them.
He added that he stopped crying when he realized he might be the next crying meme like Michael Jordan.
“When you’re watching TV, you know how people be sometimes. They be weenies sometimes. They see you crying, I’m not trying to be like that Jordan meme of him crying like that, so I had to put some exclamation on there, like I’m crying for a reason…I was crying because my grandparents died. Don’t let it fool you, I will run you over while crying. That’s all I’m saying. You can be a dog while crying.”
Williams scored two touchdowns against the Packers that saw them eliminate their hated rival from playoff contention. The Lions won eight of their final 10 games, and Williams was a huge reason for their reawakening on the field.
Williams had a career year in his sixth season. He finished the year with 1,066 yards and 17 touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.