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Tourek to San Diego in 6th round

FIU defensive end Tourek Williams heard his name in the big NFL choose-up when San Diego picked him in the sixth round, 179th overall.

Now the Norland High graduate gets a shot at making a team in one of North America's most beautiful cities. Williams' training camp mission (and you know he'll decide to accept it) is simple: Get to the quarterback, perhaps as an outside linebacker in the 3-4, or get to the returner on special teams. As a sixth round pick, he's got to do one or the other or don't bother sending for his boxes of stuff.

Kind of funny that the two drafts that FIU's seen two players taken, 2007 and 2013, followed seasons of 0-12 and 3-9. And Antwan Barnes is entering his seventh NFL season. It reinforces something forgotten all too often these days when people thump "Well, how many titles/games did HE win?": you can't confuse an individual with the whole. Good players, even great players, can be found on bad teams at every level.

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Williams will be playing against my all time favorite team TWICE per season (Denver).. This kid was amazing for us during his four years at FIU. Very proud of him, and the Panther Nation wishes Cyp and Williams all the best!

Go Panthers!

Yep...that is why players reflect on personal achievements AFTER the season.

Good luck to all our panthers...

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