For Aaron Williams, the next phase of his football career and life begins Saturday, August 10 when the Bethel Threshers report for camp.
The former Salmen Spartan running back de-committed from Southern Miss to start small and held 22 offers coming out of high school. For his career with the Salmen Spartans, he carried the ball 240 times for 1, 800+ rushing yards (7.4 yards per carry) and 16 total touchdowns in
20 games played.
“My favorite memory was playing our playoff game vs. Lutcher. It was by far the greatest comeback we had. It was the most fun. I wish I can repeat that game all over. Our fans were supportive,” Williams said about the 34-30 playoff win over the Lutcher Bulldogs in 2017.
Playing his last high school game was bittersweet and he’s going to miss playing with those guys.
Aaron Williams is joining Trey Palmer III, Dakota Tolbert, Bryan Parker, and John Henson as Fall 2019 signees for the Bethel Threshers of Newton, Kansas. A team that went 3-7 overall in 2018 and look to break their streak of losing seasons with a solid year in 2019. This season, they were picked to finish seventh in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference by coaches and the media.
“The love. This is a perfect fit for me. I’m glad God sent me here. The coaches are amazing, and I can’t wait to get to Kansas and work with them,” Williams said about what sold him on Bethel College.
Aaron Williams said that he is in the best shape that he has ever been in and he is very confident going into his freshman year as a Bethel student-athlete.
“I think I will mesh very well. We have a lot of new talent coming in and I can’t wait to play with my new teammates. It’s going to be a different feeling but I’m ready to adjust. That’s what this game is all about.”
On the following series of firsts he will experience as a college football player: running out of the tunnel, first carry, first big run and his first touchdown, Aaron Williams had this to say about how much of an impact those moments will have on him.
“I’m very excited I can’t wait to make my family and friends proud. It will be a very special moment. I’m living my dream. I hope I have a successful career at Bethel.”
The Bethel Threshers have a scrimmage on the road against the No.2 ranked Benedictine Ravens Saturday, August 24. They officially start the season at home against Bethany College Friday, September 6.