BUTTE – Montana Tech football has a lethal weapon at the wide receiver position. His name is Dion Williams, an exceptional talent that has big-play ability for the Diggers. More importantly, he is a football player that gives back to the people who have supported him from Day 1 when he came to Butte to play football at Montana Tech.
If you go into any elementary or middle school classroom in Butte, chances are those kids have met and had a positive experience with Williams. Williams has taken time out of his busy schedule of business classes and football practice to interact and give the youth in Butte a positive role model. That reason alone makes the Oredigger wideout one of the most well-known, respected and loved people, not only on the football field, but in the community, as well.
“The one word I have when we talk about Dion is that he’s invested — I mean, personally, emotionally, physically. Obviously he’s been tremendous on the field to play for us,” said Tech head coach Chuck Morrell.
Tremendous — that’s one way to put it. Williams is averaging a team-high 78 yards receiving per game and has one touchdown on the year.
If you look at the Montana Tech football record books, you’ll see the name Dion Williams everywhere in the receiving category, but Williams is one of the most humble people you’ll ever meet. With four more touchdown receptions, Williams will become the Montana Tech record-holder.
“Stuff like that doesn’t really bother me, you know, I don’t really worry about that stuff. Personal accolades and self accolades, I don’t worry about that. It’s all about the team with me. I just take it one step at a time. I don’t really worry about that. Try to stay as humble as possible, that’s just me overall,” said Williams.
Williams is a class-act both on and off the field.