D.J. Williams' incredible story

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

One of the best parts of my job is getting to know people like the Williams family -- D.J.; his sisters, Valerie and Vanessa; and their mother, Vicky.

Of course, D.J. is the star tight end for the Arkansas Razorbacks and the kind of guy who would be a success no matter what he was doing. Right now, he's pretty successful at getting open, catching passes and leaving defenders in his wake.

But his story goes much deeper than football.

I can't begin to imagine what he and his sisters went through as kids and what Vicky endured at the hands of an abusive husband, but their courage in sharing their story so that maybe others in similar crises might be helped is as heartwarming as it gets.

Here's a link to the story, which ran on the college football page of ESPN.com.

Vicky still volunteers at the Women & Children First Center for Family Violence in Little Rock, Ark. Also, here's a link to the Web site for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.