Former Auburn running back 'Cadillac' Williams returning to the Plains

Ruben Hill
January 26, 2019

According to several reports, Williams emerged as the favorite to join the Tigers' coaching staff earlier this week and now he's reportedly landed the job, though Auburn has yet to officially announce the addition to the staff.

Gus Malzahn is reaching into Auburn's past to fill out his coaching staff. Even while sharing the backfield with Ronnie Brown, Williams had 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2003 and 2004. His 91.2 career yards per game is fourth all-time in the Auburn record books, and his 45 rushing touchdowns are first. "I'm very grateful and appreciative of Coach Malzahn, the staff and the Auburn administration for this opportunity".

"I'm ecstatic, super excited and humbled to have the opportunity to return home to Auburn and coach at a place that helped me become the man I am today", Williams said in a statement released by the school.

Auburn averaged 167.5 rushing yards per game in 2018, which marked only the second time under Malzahn in which the Tigers netted fewer than 200 rushing yards per game.

After leaving Auburn, Williams entered the National Football League draft and was the fifth overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He went on to play six seasons for the Bucs and one for the St. Louis Rams.

Cadillac said he's thrilled to be back home.

Carnell Williams or as Auburn fans know him "Cadillac" is back on the plains as Auburn's new running backs coach.

Williams will take over for Tim Horton, who has been moved to an off-field role.

Most recently, Williams worked with West Georgia and IMG Academy coaching running backs before being getting the ball from Auburn.

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