New WWE signee is a former NFL draft pick … with just one card


There’s a chance you’ll be seeing more of Brennan Williams on cardboard and on TV — but that’s potentially a long ways away.

And it probably won’t be with that name, either.

World Wrestling Entertainment announced a new signee for its developmental ranks on Monday and it’s Williams, who is a former third-round draft pick who spent time on the sidelines and the practice squad. He’ll join the NXT hopefuls at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

The 6-foot-7, 300-pound former University of North Carolina lineman was taken with the 89th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans but never played due to a knee injury. He also spent parts of last season on the practice squads of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New England Patriots before be was cut and turned his attention toward wrestling.

He was initially trained by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and had worked some in independents  as Marcellus Black before WWE came calling.

His only trading card appearance as a football player came in the 2009 Razor U.S. Army All-American set where he was among the players who signed cards for the high school All-Star showcase.

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