Former Alabama All-American Quinnen Williams demonstrates how Birmingham police officers'really love' them

Former Alabama All-American Quinnen Williams demonstrates how Birmingham police officers'really love ...

Wednesday, a former Alabama All-American gave Birmingham police detectives a brief break from killing and a curse.

The New York Jets' defensive tackle, Maranda Ross, his wife, is the daughter of Alabama's first homicide manager, Det. Jonathan Ross, and worked with Pizza Hut through his to express his gratitude for everything he does in his hometown.

Williams said that "I wanted to show my appreciation myself for their hard work and contributions to clean up the city, helping to improve the city."

"My wife's dad is a detective, and all the people I meet, all the people I see, through him, they're all great people," he said.

Everything is going on in the world right now, he said. That narrative of all police is bad, or scary, or dirty, or do the wrong thing, to me, was simply a false narrative.

Williams said he enjoys pizza Hut and said they agreed to lunch on Wednesday.

"I wanted them to know that there are people in this world who really appreciate you, who really care and need you guys to feel safe on the streets and at home," he said.

Quinnen Williams, an Alabama All-American and New York Jets defensive tackle, showed his appreciation for Birmingham police investigators by offering a lunch for them on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

With Williams and his wife gathered pizza, wings, and other items in the fifth-floor break room at the police headquarters. Employees from across the building sat by to grab a plate and see a picture of them.

Det. Kyle Johnson, homicide coordinator, said, It is important to know there are people out there who really are thinking about us and we have placed us in their prayers.

"It's just one of the many things Quinnen does, and we're grateful to have him on his board," Johnson said.

Officers are having a special time, according to interim police Chief Scott Thurmond.

Every day the officers and detectives work so hard, to have someone demonstrate their gratitude means so much, said the chief. And it is nice to meet someone famous as Quinnen, so we appreciate it.

After he was chosen third overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, Williams graduated from Wenonah High School and was awarded a four-year $32.5 million contract.

Quincy, Williams' older brother, plays for the Jets.

His foundation, according to him, has been a huge success.

In April 2020, Williams donated healthy meals to medical organizations on the front lines in New Jersey following the COVID-19 epidemic.

At Birmingham's Legion Field, in May of 2020, the audience will be invited to the symposium.

Chris Rogers, a defensive back on the Crimson Tide's 2009 BCS national championship team, was founded by another former Alabama football player.

Quinnen Williams, a former Alabama All-American and New York Jets defensive tackle, praised Birmingham police investigators by presenting a lunch for them on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

One of Williams' most popular initiatives to assist with Christmas is to help.

"Christmas means a lot to me. My mother passed away, but my dad became a single parent and I see how hard he worked to make Christmas a big thing for us," he said.

We probably didn't get anything throughout the year, but when it came to Christmas, he did a fantastic job, and I know how hard he worked and how much he swore toward putting a smile on our faces.

"I need to assist these single parents because my dad also needed help and he just worked, worked, and worked," he said.

Five college-bound Birmingham City Schools students receive yearly scholarships, according to the foundation.

I received a football scholarship and I coach people constantly. Im just grateful for the University of Alabama to grant me a scholarship and for God to grant me the ability to play football to be what I want to be in my life, he said.

"I tell people every day if I didn't receive a football scholarship, I was not going to college," Williams said. "There are a lot of people in Birmingham City Schools and high school in general that have the same thing."

'If I didn't get to pay for a scholarship, I would not be who I am today,' says the author.

If I can find an individual who wants to go to college and has no money, I want to assist, because they might become a doctor who is working on me in 20 years, or a lawyer, or anything they want to be in this world.

Williams works with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and he also provides other services to Birmingham youth.

"I never wanted to be somebody who didn't come back to my city to talk to them to them,' he said. "I'm from the same place you're from," said the author.

"It's all you need to do is give them the opportunity. Somebody gave me an opportunity, and I made the best of my opportunity, and I want to assist others in their future."

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