Steelers' ILB Vince Williams knows nothing is guaranteed in the NFL

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Second year linebacker, Vince Williams, isn't your run of the mill NFL player. Through his twitter account, he describes life in the NFL.

Vince Williams isn't just another football player. When most people view football players, they think of men who couldn't do much outside of playing a game. Williams not only graduate from Florida State University, but graduated with two degrees, one of which was creative writing.

The second year inside linebacker started in 10 games last season as a rookie, but is now facing an undecided future with the drafting of Ryan Shazier, and if you follow his twitter account, the harsh realization that he faces heading into training camp is enough to make a normal human crumble.

What drives these individuals to put so much on the line isn't always money, but a desire to make something of themselves. Williams could easily hang up his cleats and get a "normal" job, but the glory that accompanies being an NFL star is far greater than anything most jobs could ever provide.

Williams' spot on the roster isn't solidified heading into training camp with Shazier, Terence Garvin, Sean Spence and Williams all striving for playing time at the weakside inside linebacker position. Training camp will truly be as fierce as described for Williams and many others when players report to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA in late July.

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