NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans didn't make it to the Super Bowl, but if you're looking for a team to root for there will be a Texas-native playing in the big game.
Teddy Williams' trip to the Super Bowl is not an average one. He was a collegiate student-athlete after earning a scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio -- but it was to be on the track team. As a sprinter for the UTSA Roadrunner, Williams set records.
While Williams never played a down of college football, his friendship with UTSA assistant Eric Roark would eventually get him a tryout with the Cowboys.
Roark said, "He's just got great ability to go that extra inch, that extra mile."
In 2010 the Cowboys held their training camp in San Antonio and the Tyler, Texas-native was in the area. The team signed him as an undrafted free agent that year.
After bouncing around the league, playing for teams including the
Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars, Williams eventually landed with the Carolina Panthers. Last year, Williams signed a two-year, $2.3 million, contract with the team.
Williams is only one of a handful of Super Bowl players who never played college football. One of those indidividuals is was also a Dallas Cowboy. Cornell Green played with America's Team from 1962 to 1974, after being a decorated basketball player at Utah State University.
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