Connor Williams, the former Texas Longhorn, became the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night.
The offensive lineman was on hand at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to walk on stage and put on a Cowboys hat. He grew up in nearby Coppell, which was a suburb away from the Cowboys’ old offices.
Williams had been projected as a possible first rounder and was invited to attend the draft. He needed to extend his stay by a day after nine other linemen were picked ahead of him.
“My family knew in the back of my mind I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy,” Williams told reporters after he was drafted. “I’ve grown up a fan, and for my name actually to be called and to be able to represent America’s Team is a dream come true.”