WON Monthly Magazine May 2022


Participant Function Coach’s Nook WON of Us Girls of the 49ers Entrance Workplace This Month in 49ers Historical past Participant Function: Trent Williams

Honored in his hometown of Longview, Texas, with “Trent Williams Day” on Might 12, 2010 to have a good time his choice within the NFL Draft.

In 2016, Williams partnered with Nike so as donate over 1,000 sneakers to provide to every elementary faculty campus in his hometown of Longview, Texas, for teenagers who’re in want.

When Williams was younger, he and his household misplaced his paternal grandfather, John L. Hawkins, attributable to Sort 2 diabetes. It affected Williams deeply, saying, “Not having the ability to construct that relationship with my grandfather, generally I nonetheless give it some thought.” To honor his reminiscence and develop the attention and prevention of diabetes, Williams started to function an envoy for the American Diabetes Affiliation in 2014, and has accomplished so ever since so as to assist others deal with the significance of wellness in life. “As everyone knows, it impacts loads of Individuals, not simply around the globe, however in America we’ve nearly 30 million individuals dwelling with the illness,” Williams stated. “It is nearly catastrophic, and it may be with out the best consciousness. Clearly, I misplaced my grandfather at a younger age to this illness, so I’ve a particular curiosity in working with the ADA yearly. To me, I really feel prefer it’s one thing that I’ve to do,” Williams stated. “I owe it to my household and to myself to do.”

In June of 2018, Williams hosted the fifth Life and Abilities Camp, also called Silverback soccer camp, at Lobo Stadium in his hometown of Longview, Texas. Williams hosted greater than 100 athletes through the afternoon with help from Los Angeles Rams LB Travin Howard, who additionally attended Longview Excessive Faculty, in addition to different volunteer coaches. Williams enjoys having the ability to give again to his neighborhood, and stated, “That is the place I grew up, the place that birthed me. Anytime I get an opportunity to come back again and join with the neighborhood, I find it irresistible.”

In Might of 2017, Williams returned to his roots as he walked by means of the Lobo Stadium tunnel at his alma mater of Longview Excessive Faculty. Williams returned to Texas to partake in a ceremony held by the college for the 2006 Longview graduate at the side of the soccer group’s Inexperienced-White Recreation so as to retire his No. 71 jersey. He grew to become the second former participant to have his jersey quantity retired within the faculty’s historical past. “It is a surreal feeling,” Williams stated. “By no means in my wildest desires did I ever think about getting my jersey retired, particularly at a highschool like this that is wealthy in custom in soccer. To know that I’ve accomplished sufficient in my profession, and I really feel like I’ve received loads left to do, to have my jersey retired, it is a blessing.”

All through his profession, Williams has made it a precedence to help and assist those that formed him in his youthful years. In 2015, Williams donated $25,000 to his highschool alma mater to assist fund EKG screening for each member of the soccer program. He has additionally donated a brand new locker room, new sneakers for elementary college students and Christmas items for these in want in his hometown of Longview, Texas. “That is residence,” his mom, Veronica, stated. “Trent loves giving again to the neighborhood right here. When it is involving youngsters, that is his old flame.” Williams’ former highschool coach, John King, added, “The cash he is given our soccer program, our athletic program, our highschool, the at-risk youngsters all through the district and on this neighborhood, he is by no means forgotten residence. He is accomplished loads of issues that have not gotten recognition. Only a large individual.”

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Peak: 6-5Weight: 320 lbsCollege: Oklahoma Coach’s Nook:

This month’s “Coach’s Nook” comes from 49ers head coach, Kyle Shanahan.

What do you see within the working backs room with the addition of Ty Davis-Worth that you do not have proper now?

“Effectively, one, I do not suppose you possibly can have sufficient working backs. I imply, we took two final 12 months (2021 NFL Draft). We have been pleased with our starter going into final 12 months. We had different guys who had performed nicely too and we took two, and by the fourth recreation we’re nonetheless having to steal guys off different group’s follow squads simply to area sufficient guys to play in a recreation. So generally you possibly can have good luck, this man is staying wholesome. Generally not. The extra guys you possibly can add the higher, however form of the physicality that he brings offers you an opportunity to have a really bodily one-two punch. I assumed Deebo helped us do this in direction of the top of final 12 months bringing that in, however you don’t need that to be simply your one-two punch. You have to herald another backs to do this. I do suppose we’ve some guys on roster which have an opportunity. We all know Trey, we thought he had an opportunity final 12 months, received banged up, was a little bit bit behind. I imply, I do not suppose he cannot do it this 12 months. So so as to add some competitors to him, having guys like Jeff Wilson, (JaMycal) Hasty, guys on our roster. And now including Ty with what Elijah did final 12 months. Elijah was lacking a bunch final 12 months too. We’re a working group, we prefer to run the ball, and any time you may have an opportunity to get an excellent again, if that’s what’s greatest on your group in comparison with all the opposite positions, I do not suppose you possibly can ever go improper with a again as a result of simply take a look at not solely us, however all people, you play with loads of them.”

So many receivers have been flying off the board. Have been you anxious about having the ability to land one that you simply actually preferred on day two?

“Not likely. We really feel fairly good about our receivers. We simply felt good in regards to the ability set that Danny (Grey) had. We felt good about our three receivers final 12 months. We have been in a position so as to add Ray-Ray (McCloud) who we predict may also help us loads this 12 months, not simply as a returner but additionally a part of the group. And we have some guys you do not know about which can be good gamers which have bounced round this league that add some depth for coaching camp. This wasn’t in any respect a place we needed to go do, however if you look there within the third spherical, you take a look at the pace asset this child has that brings one thing completely different to the remainder of our guys, that is one of many causes it was essential for us to have Travis Benjamin final 12 months. He was our fundamental pace man that he did not get loads of balls or something, however he did issues to assist coverages out, and if we might discover a man like that on the proper spot, we thought it was good so as to add him.”

Ty talked about that he met your father Mike Shanahan. Was {that a} deliberate assembly?

“No, it wasn’t deliberate. I did not know that he did, however my dad comes generally, hangs out right here throughout draft time, and he was right here the day that they got here for the 30 go to, so I believe he met all people that day.”

WON of Us: Mylene

For Mylene, being a 49ers fan is a multigenerational alternative to deliver the household collectively.

Trustworthy Since…

I grew to become a fan once I was a little bit lady! My household have been 49ers followers my total life and that positively was an essential a part of my decision-making course of for an NFL group. If I am sincere, I have been a 49ers fan for so long as I can bear in mind. Rising up, each weekend my prolonged household would get collectively for a BBQ all to observe the 49ers play on TV. I used to be born and raised within the Bay Space and there’s nothing extra Bay Space than 49ers soccer.

What do you like about WON?

I believe it is nice! So usually, girls are unnoticed of sports activities and the conversations round sports activities. I like the concept the 49ers are providing packages that permit the group to be extra inclusive. All of us collect for 49ers soccer. It is nice that the 49ers are gathering the entire followers to have interaction even additional.

Was there one inspirational second in group historical past that confirmed your 49ers fandom?

My favourite instances positively have all the time come from Candlestick Park. One reminiscence that stands out was the 2011 Monday Night time Soccer recreation in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Proper earlier than kickoff, the lights went out! The followers all thought this was a brand new leisure factor because the group was doing so nicely. What we later discovered was that our beloved outdated park had a transformer exit and induced the disruption. That is simply an instance of the basic story that comes out of The Stick. It wasn’t the nicest, nevertheless it was residence to the Trustworthy. Talking extra to the mystique of that stadium, I additionally was capable of attend the ultimate video games at Candlestick as nicely. The superb comeback and redemption for NaVorro Bowman to clinch a playoff spot was actually magical. Whereas my youngsters have been younger, I additionally received to take them every as soon as. So, few youngsters right now will get to say that however I am so proud that that they had that chance.

What 49ers custom or superstition do you/your loved ones have?

We tailgate at each recreation that we attend. Whereas we don’t have a particular custom for what we make on the tailgate, our custom is to assemble the group of household and mates to get pleasure from one another’s firm and put together for 49ers soccer. By the years, so a lot of our family and friends have relocated out of state. To nonetheless deliver everybody collectively for the tailgates is a good reunion earlier than every recreation.

What impression has the 49ers had in your life?

The 49ers have given me irreplaceable reminiscences with mates and generations of household, going again to my childhood. I’ve nice reminiscences of my Lola and Lolo in addition to my aunt and uncle who’re sadly not with us. I’ve so many nice reminiscences with the 4 of them as a result of we had the Niners, and to this present day it is so essential for all of us collectively. As of late my husband and I take the youngsters and my mother, and we proceed the custom ahead at Levi’s® Stadium and have even taken the custom to highway video games!

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Girls of the 49ers Entrance Workplace: Alison Lu This Month in 49ers Historical past

Might 8, 1959

Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame defensive again Ronnie Lott was born in Albuquerque, NM. Lott cracked the 49ers lineup instantly and is considered one of many biggest defensive backs in NFL historical past. He intercepted seven passes as a rookie, returning three for touchdowns. Throughout his 10-year 49ers profession Lott intercepted 51 passes and acquired 9 Professional Bowl invites whereas taking part in each security and cornerback. San Francisco chosen Lott out of USC within the first spherical (eighth total) of the 1981 draft.

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