CloseUp360’s Documentary on NFL Star’s Comeback from Cancer on Amazon, Apple TV+, iTunes and More
Trent Williams is one of the most athletic and successful offensive linemen in NFL history. The eight-time first-ballot Pro Bowler can go from clearing 5-foot-high box jumps to beating future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson in footwork drills. The 6’5”, 320-pound native of Longview, Texas, is also a skilled hooper, capable of 360-degree dunks and a nasty crossover akin to Allen Iverson’s.
Now, the San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle—known as the “Silverback” for his size and speed—is authoring one of the most miraculous comeback stories in NFL history. In 2014, when Trent was with Washington, he discovered a bump on his head that had slow growth and was difficult to diagnose. Then in January 2019, Trent received a severe diagnosis: he had a rare and life-threatening sarcoma on his scalp that was weeks away from spreading to his skull and, potentially, his brain. After missing more than a year, during which he became an accomplished entrepreneur, Trent returned to form in 2020 and was selected to his eighth Pro Bowl, before signing a $138 million deal earlier this year—the most lucrative contract for an offensive lineman ever.
For the first time, Trent opens up about one of the craziest ordeals and comebacks in sports.
"SILVERBACK: The Trent Williams Story," produced and directed by CloseUp360, is available on VOD and digital platforms. Click here to watch!