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Photo captures 49ers tackle Trent Williams’ response to Cowboys fans trying to provoke him

Jan 18, 2022 at 2:30 PM--


Cooper Neill, a Dallas-based photographer and journalist, captured a great photo of San Francisco 49ers tackle Trent Williams following Sunday's playoff victory over the Dallas Cowboys. It shows the All-Pro tackle all smiles while interacting with Cowboys fans, even as two of them expressed their displeasure by raising their middle finger at the 6-foot-5, 320-pound behemoth of a man.

Pro Football Focus shared the photo, and it's hard to disagree with their comment that it belongs in the Hall of Fame. The still of Williams at AT&T Stadium is quickly becoming a fan-favorite on social media.


Williams has been to the playoffs three times over his career. Sunday was his first time experiencing a postseason win. His previous two playoff games were with the Washington Football Team.

"It feels better than any accolades anybody can give me," Williams said after the win against Dallas. "This is the best feeling in the world, and obviously it's short-lived because it's a tournament, so we've got another big game next week, but it's the best feeling."

Williams fought through an elbow injury to play in the Wild Card matchup after missing the regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Rams.

"I was so happy for Trent," head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game. "I don't think people realize how much Trent enjoys playing football. Any time you've got guys that talented, which he is as talented, to me, as anyone on the planet, they can show up and do [things] better than most people.

"What separates Trent is he enjoys it. I mean, he tries to get after people. He loves playing. When he practices, he practices only one way. ... One of the reasons he wanted to come here was to try to contend, and we didn't have that team last year. And I'm just really happy for him and everyone else in there that they're getting a little taste of this."



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