Breaking the Stereotype

Brianna Jones plays football, wrestles way to scholarship

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Brianna Jones has found success in sports that stereotypically were never meant for girls to play.

Jones is breaking barriers as she has thrived in the traditional boy-only sports of football and wrestling.

She enters her senior year at Klein Oak looking to get back to state again for the wrestling team. She has been rewarded for her hard work on the mat, committing to wrestle at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

"It's amazing," Jones said. "I've worked so hard to get to wrestle in college and continue my career. I didn't think I would be able to. All the practice and hard work has paid off."

Of all the players who have come through, McCullough, coach Mark Johnson will always remember Brianna Jones.

"I ran through the middle. I had guys dragging on me but I kept going through," Jones said. "Then I knocked a kid down and finished it."

In Jones' first seventh grade football game, Johnson lined her up at nose tackle – she blew through the line and tackled the quarterback and running back at the same time.

On her first offensive play of that same game, Johnson watched as Jones carried the ball 40 yards, ran over five defenders and scored.

"She's one of my most memorable football players of all time because that girl is tough," Johnson said. "She just went and didn't care. I wish I had a million of them just like her. She's a tough, hard-nosed person."


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Looking at Williams' 5-foot-8, 206-pound frame he fits the profile of a prototypical NFL running back in 2019. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – Trayveon Williams tucks the football into his arm, bursts from a still stance and is being pulled back by his trainer down the track.

Williams then moves over to a turf area where he works on footwork, shuffling his feet in between the yellow rungs on the ladder on the ground, while his trainer again pulls at the football.

It's all part of the plan to achieve a dream.

The former C.E. King and Texas A&M star running back is less than a month away from his childhood dream coming true and is continuing his work to get better every day counting down to the 2019 NFL Draft.

"It's crazy because growing up you have this dream and fantasy of doing this. Mine was saying I wanted to play in the NFL," Williams, who's Pro Day at Texas A&M is on March 26, said. "Going throughout college and having a pretty successful college career and making the decision is just mind-blowing that less than a month away my dream is about to come true."

Williams is coming off a solid showing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this month.

The Aggie running back posted a 4.51 40-yard dash, 33-inch vertical, 121-inch broad jump, 19 reps on the 225-pound bench press and a 7.44-second 3-cone drill and 4.44-second 20-yard shuttle.

But the physical portion wasn't the part that took the most out of Williams.

"It was a lot of ups and downs," Williams said about the combine. "It was extremely fun. Believe it or not it was more mentally fatiguing than physically. It was a lot of stuff we had to do mentally but physically when you've been doing it your whole life it wasn't bad.


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