According to Al.com, Quinnen Williams finished played the SEC championship and the College Football Playoff while battling a broken right pinky finger.
“It got caught inside of a helmet,” said Williams in the report,” and once I tried to make a move, it went a different way.”
Despite receiving an incredibly difficult injury considering he is a defensive tackle, the 289-pound defensive tackle recorded 13 tackles and one sack over the last three games of the season.
“And I just played with it throughout the season with it and it messed up some ligaments inside it,” said Williams. “There were a lot of things going on while training that messed up things that I can do with my hands and stuff.”
Williams went on to be named the unanimous All-American and was named national defensive player of the year.