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Auburn is expected to bring back a former standout to coach their running backs

A source tells FootballScoop that Auburn is bringing back a legendary ball carrier to coach their running backs.

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is expected to join the staff to work with the running backs, a source shared with FootballScoop.

Williams had joined the Birmingham Iron (AAF) staff back in October of last year to coach their running backs, and prior to that was coaching the running backs at IMG Academy (FL).

During his college days at Auburn, Williams recovered from a broken leg in 2002 to go on to help lead the Tigers to an 13-0 season, an SEC title and Sugar Bowl appearance while also capturing All-SEC and All American honors.

After being the 5th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Williams took home numerous Rookie of the Year honors, and enjoyed a seven year career in the NFL, signing with the Rams in 2011 before deciding to start his coaching career. During his playing career in the NFL, Williams racked up over 1,000 carries and rushed for over 4,000 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns.

His coaching journey started as a graduate assistant at West Georgia (D-II) in 2016, and from there he joined the IMG Academy staff as running backs coach before making the jump to the new AAF league with the Iron in 2018.

The opportunity at Auburn will mark Williams' first full-time coaching opportunity at the college level.

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