Athlete of the Month
The May 2016 recipient of our Athlete of the Month Award is David Burke Williams from White Station High School
"He is a leader in the class and will be an asset to the community when he graduates from college."
Honors English Teacher, White Station High School
There are some people who create memories and there are others who create legacies. White Station High School will surely remember the legacy left by David Burke Williams.
The senior quarterback has been the signal caller in many other areas besides the football field. As a starter, the five-time Offensive Player of the Week led White Station to a playoff birth two years in a row. As the captain of his team, each day David strived to leave an impressionable mark on his football program. His head coach, Joe Rocconi says, "Burk Williams is the most consistent leader that I’ve been around in all phases of life- Faith, Family, Academics, and Athletics. He excels in all things because he puts all of his hard work, heart, passion, and positive attitude into everything."
David has accumulated a number of athletic accolades which include: Best of the Preps All-Metro Team, Autozone Liberty Bowl All-Star, Tennessee All-Region Team. With an incredible amount of focus to amass such honors, he was still mindful of the importance of being a model when he took off his uniform. David's contagious smile has allows him to galvanize people from various walks of life to accomplish goals. He says, "on a team of Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanics, and all different ethics and backgrounds, I learned self-discipline and teamwork skills." These teamwork skills allowed David to lead a team of three students to raise $20,000 dollars for the Locker Room Remodeling Project. As a spiritual leader, he also serves as the President for Fellowship of Christian Athletes on his campus. In addition to those leadership capacities, he is a member of the National Honor Society, DECA, Capture the Flag, & Young People's Association.
Despite his full load of service activities and sports, David has earned a 4.23 GPA and ranks in the top 25% of his senior class. His English teacher, Monique Fisher, says, "while many of the honors students find the rigors of British literature challenging, Burk has managed to keep an “A” average in my class. This is because he is willing to put in extra work and asks questions that are insightful and astute."
As White Station loses a tremendous leader, Birmingham Southern College gains a tremendous ambassador. David looks forward to competing for playing time this fall as he embarks on a new journey with new goals.