Trayveon Williams: ‘fashion means a lot to me’

Fashion and sports intersection has grown over the years and with the rise of social media, players are akin to fashion models when they walk through the tunnel on game day. Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams shared what inspires his fashion sense both on and off the field.

“What inspires my clothes and my fashion statement is I feel like the way you dress is the first thing that makes a statement about yourself. You know confidence, the swagger, the charisma that you have within yourself. When I am stepping off the plane and they are taking pictures it first shows my charisma,” said Williams.

“Whether it is the outfit I am wearing for pregame walking through the tunnel it portrays what I am feeling that day, it portrays my image and allows me to tell a story about who I am in so many different ways.”

Athletes are not only being sponsored by existing fashion lines, but some are starting to produce their own. Williams recently did a collaboration with Goorin Bros, a hat making company, on The Bengal Tiger hat.

“There is a big quote that Deion Sanders used to go by, ‘If you look good, you feel good, you play good, and they pay good.’ I feel like I take that approach on the field, but also off the field with the way I dress. It is something that is very dear and important to me.”

Williams will not only be flaunting his style on game days, but will again be teaching a law school class at Texas A&M University School of Law on Name, Image, and Likeness with sports attorney and consultant Professor Alex Sinatra.

“Fashion is a lot to me and I have grown in my fashion over the years. Obviously everybody knows fashion comes into style and goes out of style. I definitely feel like I have always been someone who stays true to what I like.”

Some of the outfits Williams has sported over the years include bold patterns and colors, while his classroom style is classically chic.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire