Brennan Williams, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound former NFL offensive tackle, signed with WWE.
A third-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2013, Williams played college ball at NCAA Division I University of North Carolina prior to joining the NFL. He was also part of the practice squads for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.
Williams, a lifelong fan of sports entertainment, began training under WWE Hall of Famer Booker T in October 2015, after his NFL career ended. He made his in-ring debut for Booker’s Houston-based Reality of Wrestling earlier this year, competing under the alias Marcellus Black.
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In addition to his experience on the gridiron and in the ring, Williams holds a black belt in taekwondo.
He reported to the WWE Performance Center on Monday, Aug. 1 in Orlando to begin his training.
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