If Green Bay Packers tight end D.J. Williams is looking stronger in training camp, it’s because he said he wrestled cows during the offseason.
“I wrestle cows everyday,” Williams said. “Back home in Arkansas, we don’t have anything else to do.”
Really? Wresting a cow? How exactly do you do that?
“It’s very difficult to put him on the ground,” Williams said. “If you can wrap the hind leg with the front leg, you have a good chance if you get enough push.”
Williams apparently learned to wrestle cows while he played at the University of Arkansas. That’s where he won the 2010 John Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end.
“I just roomed with a whole bunch of country people in college,” he said. “Nothing else to do.”
Williams has plenty of reasons to take on cattle — gearing up for the football season is just one of them.
“I guess it’s three things: for a good time, for football, obviously, and it’s a good way to impress a girl,” he said.
“It’s very impressive. Usually, you say, ‘Let’s go cow tipping’ and they feel it’s a good rush when the cows start chasing you and stuff. They think it’s to impress them, but I’m really working on my football stuff at the same time. Two birds, one stone.”
That’s one very efficient football player.