Cadillac Williams returning to Auburn as running backs coach

Cadillac Williams returning to Auburn as running backs coach
Source: Auburn Football twitter

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Auburn Football announced Wednesday that Cadillac Williams would return to the plains as the Tigers new running backs coach.

Williams was a standout in the early 2000′s for the Tigers. He played on the 2004 undefeated team before being drafted by Tampa Bay.

“I’m ecstatic, super excited and humbled to have the opportunity to return home to Auburn and coach at a place that helped me become the man I am today,” Williams said. “I’m very grateful and appreciative of Coach Malzahn, the staff and the Auburn administration for this opportunity. Words can’t explain the emotions I had when I received the offer from Coach Malzahn.

Williams will replace Tim Horton who has moved to an off the field role for the Tigers according to Opelika-Auburn Now.

Before making the official announcement Auburn Football tweeted this photo.

Cadillac was a fan favorite while playing for the Tigers and broke Bo Jackon’s career touchdown record and finished his collegiate career with 3,831 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns. He also holds a single season touchdown record for 2003 with 17 touchdowns.

Williams received NFL offensive rookie of the year honors after his 2005 season. His NFL career ended after the 2011 season with Rams where he was a back-up runner for Steven Jackson.

Source: twitter/@CoachCaddy24
Source: twitter/@CoachCaddy24

Since his NFL days Williams has spent time serving as an offensive graduate assistant at the University of West Georgia and as an offensive coordinator at a high school in Florida and with a semi-pro football team out of Birmingham.

“One of the main reasons I got into coaching was to give back and serve others. I want to help players reach their ultimate goal and steer them the right way on and off the field. I’m not sure there’s a better place I can do that than at Auburn, where I’m forever indebted. I’m excited to get to work. I can’t wait to meet the players and staff, get involved in the community and help get Auburn to the championship level year in and year out that we know we are capable of.”