By Brandon Speck/NEMS Daily Journal
Former Amory quarterback Forest Williams, the Daily Journal’s 2011 High School Offensive Player of the Year, has decided to turn in his helmet.
“There is so much that goes into college sports and I should really be excited about it if I want to put that much time into it,” said Williams, who signed in February with Itawamba Community College.
Williams was Mississippi’s top passer last season with 5,100 passing yards. He finished fourth in the country and also threw 55 touchdown pass against 13 interceptions in 13 games for the Panthers.
The senior came close to landing at Mississippi State as a “preferred walk-on” before signing with ICC on national signing day.
Williams is finishing up his prep career as Amory’s starting shortstop and won’t ruled out an eventual return to football.
He owns the top two spots on Mississippi’s single-game passing yardage list.
“As of now, I’m just looking forward to life without sports and see how much I like it,” he said.