TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Alabama tight end Michael Williams says he’s athletic and wishes he could have proved it against Auburn.
In Saturday’s 49-0 win over Auburn, he nearly caught a pass in the end zone, even though linebacker Daren Bates was between him and the ball. It he had made the catch, it would’ve looked a little like the one former Tide receiver Tyrone Prothro made against Southern Mississippi in 2005.
“A lot of people don’t see me as athletic, but I like to think I’m athletic so I wish I could have made that play so I could at least have something to go off and say I’m athletic,” Williams said tonight with a smile.
As you can see from the photo above, he nearly made the catch but lost the ball as he went to the ground.
“It was very close,” he said. “You wish you could have plays back and I think if I could have that play back I’d squeeze just a little bit harder and come down with that one.”
For fun, here’s video of Prothro’s catch: