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‘Cadillac’ Williams will be grad assistant for Division II power

Division II West Georgia has announced the hiring of former Auburn running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams as a graduate assistant coach who will help oversee the running backs.

Williams played at Auburn from 2001-04. He rushed for 3,831 yards and 45 touchdowns. He was a first-round pick in the 2005 NFL draft, along with backfield mate Ronnie Brown, and played seven seasons in the NFL.

Williams, who turned 34 on Thursday, was named the AP Rookie of the Year in 2005 with Tampa Bay.

West Georgia coach Will Hall, 35, is considered an up-and-comer in the coaching ranks. He played quarterback at Division II North Alabama and won the Harlon Hill Trophy — Division II’s equivalent of the Heisman — in 2003. He is 22-4 in two seasons at West Georgia and another big season almost certainly means he will be moving on — and perhaps he would take Williams with him.

West Georgia is in Carrollton, Ga.

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