Player Of The Week: Jonathan Williams

ECU senior running back Jonathan Williams is an exceptionally gifted and physical athlete who appears to be thriving under the leadership of new head coach Ruffin McNeill.

Renewed optimism and bright outlook for a high-impact senior campaign will follow distractive sophomore and junior seasons which limited production and significant playing time.

Brian Meador shines the spotlight on WITN's player of the week.


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  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Aug 22, 2010 at 07:53 PM
    I'm one of the people pulling for Jonathan and hoping that this year is much better than the past couple of years for him. It was disappointing seeing someone with so much promise and potential having so many problems. I agree with something I heard Coach Ruff say in an interview on Pirate Radio: when you see Jonathan, tell him "good job". He's starting on a clean slate and if he keeps it up, he needs to be encouraged. I look forward to seeing him play this season and I hope that everything turns out the way he wants it to.
  • by A Friend Location: Tarboro on Aug 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    Jon dont worry about what people may or may not say just keep doing you and tell the haters to keep hating God has his hands on you and you are loved They just need something to talk about let them know it will be more stories to come because they are making you stronger KEEP DOING YOU congrats!!!! PLAYER OF THE WEEK
  • by Tim Location: Roper on Aug 22, 2010 at 07:23 AM
    You people are blind.
  • by Doug E. on Aug 22, 2010 at 12:18 AM
    Jon.. continue on your path. Player of the week isn't enough, so you already know what we're aiming for. Its great to see how God blesses those who are willing to give up all that disturbes his blessings from glowing. God Bless. Love you bruh. G.O.D. 1st
  • by Patrila on Aug 21, 2010 at 09:55 AM
    Jon...man what can I say! It just amazes me how people are acting like your greatness is something new. You've been AMAZING...with every achievement & every lesson learned. Just wanted to you to know that your FRIENDS and FAMILY will always be there to support you. It takes a MAN to be able to go through what you went through and still keep the faith through the mist of it all. And for those who speak negatively about you could never take a step let alone walk a mile in your shoes. Your testimony has helped shape lives & you've made YOUR community very proud. I just thank GOD for allowing me to be a witness. Keep it up & Stay focused! GOD Bless
  • by Kiya Location: Greenville on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:41 AM
    Jonathan has overcome trials which speaks volumes about his character;not the fact that he had to endure but the fact that he overcame & is remaining positive.Some counted him out years ago yet he’s still standing & stronger than ever.It’s sad when someone is reduced to using derogatory terms in attempt to describe another (ie thug).That makes it evident that there is a certain level of stereotyping within that person.It's a critic’s job to do something that they themselves can’t do. You can’t express hatred for anything/anybody, unless you make use of the supply of hatred within yourself. The negative comments are just a reflection/mirror image of what they have inside of themselves.It’s evident that those individuals don’t know Jonathon personally.Transformations don’t occur overnight & I’m sure if many of our actions were documented & exposed, we might not look so wonderful either! Jonathan you have already succeeded [Keep Pushing]!! WITN, THANK YOU for your unbiased recognition!
  • by patrick williams Location: greenville on Aug 20, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    key word (week) this is player of the week!!! nt century nt year or whole life. witn is not foused on the pass. lil brother you are doin a wonderful job on and off the field. haters are really fans that dnt knw it yet because they takin time out of their lives to hate on yours that means they care more than they know i love how u are holding being a young man and football player in this town and soon we wnt be able to tell real from fake because at least half of the so called haters are goin to be back full time fans i mean really i am around him i have seen mental changes in his character for myself some of you people just dnt get it he is a changed young man. is ya life so perfect that you can say wat my brother does nt deserve i dnt think so. and for whoever guess is learn how to spell before you comment and by the third game i bet you be in the fan club.like i said before for us really fans only two weeks until and our fun begins and haters he got more headlines comin so get ready!!
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Aug 20, 2010 at 07:07 AM
    Jon I'm glad to see you are getting on the right track. I agree with Sam on staying around with the football teammates. They are true friends. Prove the critics wrong not just this year for for the rest of the years to come. Also I'd like to see you be attracting all these NFL scouts with the great potential you have. You have a lot going for you. 4 things I would also like to see more than anything else this season is #1 3-peat the conference championship #2 Win the Liberty Bowl #3 Beat Chapel Hole Tar Holes and #4 Beat MooU Wolfpuppies. Sincerely Darren CO 2000 GO PIRATES
  • by curtis Location: greenville on Aug 19, 2010 at 11:05 PM
    you truly ;have to have love to support a person today.god gave all of us a forgiving spirit.some of us choose not to .i am not one,all i want to say is god bless you jw.keep it moving
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:05 PM
    When did WITN say the player of the week was an award? I thought it was somebody who stands out in the world of sports. This guy certainly stands out. I find it sad that there are "haters" out there who would wish this young man to fail so they could say "told you so".
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