‘Hornsdown4life’: Caleb Williams declares for the NFL draft

Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Caleb Williams declared for the NFL draft on Monday.

In a post to the social media platform X, Williams said, “Since I was 10, all I ever wanted to do was to play football. The journey would be empty without the people who have supported and loved me. I will Fight On forever and rep HornsDown4Life. I’m ready to do whatever it takes. I am officially declaring for the NFL draft.”

Though he didn’t finish his career with the Oklahoma Sooners, Caleb Williams will live in OU-Texas lore forever.

The Sooners were down 28-7 early in the second quarter. Facing a fourth and one, Williams entered and, after a quarterback draw, ran 66 yards to the endzone for a touchdown.

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After Spencer Rattler’s second turnover of the game with 2:52 left in the quarter, Williams came in for good.

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On his next drive, Williams orchestrated a field goal drive to cut the Texas lead to 15. Though Texas would answer to go into halftime up 18 points, the first half set the stage for one of the most legendary comebacks in the history of the sport.

After punting on their first possession, Oklahoma scored on their next five possessions and the defense held Texas to just three points and the Sooners took the lead. Along the way, Williams hit Marvin Mims for a couple of deep balls, aided by some incredible catches by Mims.

Williams and Mims combined for one of the most incredible plays in the history of the game. Facing a 3rd and 19, Williams had time in the pocket, but as the protection began to break, he found space in the middle of the pocket and, on the run and on one foot, threw a dime to the front corner of the end zone. Mims made an incredible adjustment on the ball and made the iconic catch while diving into the endzone.

Though his relationship with Oklahoma may be complicated, Williams made an impact in his short time in Norman. Even in the wake of Lincoln Riley’s departure, Williams stuck around for the Alamo Bowl with Bob Stoops even though it was expected he’d follow Riley to USC.

He helped Oklahoma go 6-2 as the starting quarterback. Though games against Baylor and Oklahoma State were let-down performances, some of that responsibility falls on the coaching staff as well.

But for Williams, he’ll always be remembered for what he was able to accomplish in the Red River Showdown as the Sooners came back to stun the Longhorns.

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