Williams finds success off the beaten path

DeAngelo Williams' ability to find the right path on and off the field has propelled the Memphis running back into the middle of the Heisman race.

Updated: September 5, 2005, 7:49 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The secret to DeAngelo Williams' gift -- and it is a gift, really -- is his ability to see what's in front of him and pick the right crease, even if no one else sees it. That might seem obvious, given that the senior tailback at the University of Memphis ran for 1,948 yards and 22 TDs last season, if that gift was limited to when Williams is in uniform.

But it's Williams' ability to pick the right hole off the field that has made him a preseason All-American and the ...

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