Kid from humble beginnings makes it in the big time. Makes big money. Achieves big things. Everything about the man they dubbed "T-Rex" was big.
"I was young and things were going good," Williams remembers.
"I thought everything was always going to be all right. I was on top of the world."
But like many before him, the fame and fortune began to take its toll. He crumbled under the heavy burden of expectation. And the criticism only grew louder.
"I've got a lot of regrets," Williams told NRL.com as he continues his comeback from an ACL injury.