Williams was in attendance for his jersey retirement ceremony at Friday's home game between his alma mater Wynne (Ark.)
and visiting Blytheville (Ark.)
Williams rushed for 2,204 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior at Wynne while leading the Yellowjackets to a state title. He went on to the University of Memphis, which retired Williams' No. 20 in 2006.
The Yellowjackets presented Williams with a framed No. 34 jersey as spectators watched. Some lucky fans were even fortunate enough to snap a photo with this season's third-leading NFL rusher.
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has produced quite an impressive football career, and Friday he was honored by the place where it all started.