Regarded by many as one of the most engaging and energetic professional athletes of all time, Roland Williams takes pride in bringing passion, purpose, and excellence to every endeavor. Born in Rochester, NY, Roland overcame incredible odds to graduate from high school and attend Syracuse University on a full athletic scholarship. Roland graduated with a BA in Speech Communications with a minor in Management all while maintaining his football career. Roland also attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to pursue his Master’s Degree in Public Relations. After a stellar college football career, Roland was drafted into the NFL and won the Rams’ Rookie of the Year award. The following year, Williams caught seven touchdown passes and was an integral part of the Rams’ legendary “Greatest Show On Turf” offensive unit that broke NFL scoring records en route to winning Super Bowl XXXIV. After suffering a career-ending injury in 2005, Williams retired and dove into his passions as a sports analyst, entrepreneur, philanthropist and teamwork expert helping clients across the world improve productivity and profitability. In 2015, Roland founded the Champion Academy Extreme Mentoring & Empowerment Initiative, a groundbreaking program helping hundreds of urban teens in his hometown overcome obstacles and maximize their potential at school, at home, and in their communities. Williams also serves on Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics Board of Advisors.
Roland is a proud dad of three sons and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.