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Cardinals give Brandon Williams avenue to provide for two daughters

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Getting drafted in the third round by the Arizona Cardinals will present cornerback Brandon Williams with opportunities he’d not had in the past.

One of those will be spending more time with his daughters, 7-year-old Serenity and 2-year-old Lila.

“Just to know now the fact that I’ll be able to take care of my baby girls, that’s the most overwhelming thing to me,” Williams said. “Football is what I do, but being able to actually provide for my girls, that’s the only thing that brings tears to my eyes. That’s what I do it for, my girls.”

They live in Williams’ hometown of Brookshire, Texas. Serenity arrived while he was in high school, Lila while he was at Texas A&M, where he transferred after his freshman season at Oklahoma. Meeting Thursday with Arizona media for the first time, Williams said he didn’t see them much during his college days.

“[It was] very hard because I’m not seeing them like I want to,” Williams said. “Since high school it was like that. I was never able to spend a lot of time with them, but the time I did spend, it meant a lot.

“It was really hard.”

He’s hoping that changes now that he’s been drafted. And if he makes the Cardinals’ 53-man roster and can settle down in Arizona for a while, he hopes they can see them on a more regular basis.

“I’ll be able to fly them out,” he said, “and hopefully down the line they can come stay with me.”