Auburn Coach Releases Album

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One of the men on Auburn's sideline has quite a unique story.

Like many, he's a former player turned coach, and now, add recording artist to that list.

Auburn Graduate Assistant Coach Travis Williams is the man behind a song many fans have likely heard this year called Tiger Walk.  It's played on the jumbotron at home games.

The South Carolina native played linebacker for Auburn from 2001 to 2005 and went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons.

It was then, Williams began going back and forth, from the sideline to the studio.

"My rookie year in Atlanta, I had one of my roommates, was big into music and we would just go in the basement and play around and I started playing around with it and I was like man, this is kind of fun," explains Williams.

Williams' career with the Falcons ended on a injury in 2007, and that's when he turned to music.

First, trying to produce other artists in his hometown, but then a promoter heard his.

"She said Travis, you might need to push yourself and bring them along."

Now, T-Will as he's known in the music world has released his debut album entitled Undefeated.

Yes, it's sort of a nod to Auburn's 13-0 season, but Williams says it's much more.

"You're undefeated on the field, undefeated in relationships, undefeated in just the struggle of just making it out, if you get knocked down, you get up, says Williams."

A statement that sort of serves as a metaphor for his own life.

"My background's a little different, nobody gave me a scholarship but Auburn, thought I was too small, boom I did that, went to the NFL, played. Some teachers said I wasn't smart enough, last Monday, I just graduated with my Master's, so I think I just continue to use it as motivation, now on my next challenge, it's the music."

So, which one will he pursue?

"I have so much fun just watching the players after you went through that exact play and I also have fun, performing in front of a crowd, so it's good to have options, but I know the good Lord will lead me in the right direction and I'll just be ready when it comes."

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