For Bryan Cook and Joshua Williams, winning championships in the NFL is already old hat after the Kansas City Chiefs teammates were on the winning side of Super Bowl LVIII.
Cook and Williams, both HBCU alums, won their second world championship after the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime Sunday night.
In his second year in the NFL, Cook spent his first two collegiate seasons playing for the Howard Bison before transferring to the University of Cincinnati. He made one tackle against the 49ers.
In the 2022 NFL Draft, he was selected with the 62nd overall pick in the second round. After a solid rookie season, the former Bison was named a starter at safety to begin the 2023 season, recording his first career interception against the Los Angeles Chargers. He has been on injury reserve since suffering an ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers in week 13 of the regular season.
Also in his second year in the NFL, Williams was a star cornerback for Fayetteville State helping lead the team to three straight CIAA championship game appearances from 2018-2021.
This included a 2019 season in which he led the CIAA in passes defended. He was selected with the 135th overall pick in the fourth round.