Ex-Oklahoma safety Roy Williams announces he’s finally getting his degree

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Former Oklahoma safety Roy Williams, best known for his “Superman” play in the 2001 Oklahoma-Texas game, is finally graduating.

Williams posted on his Instagram account that he’d be walking on Dec. 15 after a long road to finishing up his degree at the university.

As an added bonus for the Class of 2017 graduate’s fellow classmates sitting by him, he’s passing out signed photos of the iconic play where he brought down Texas quarterback Chris Simms to everyone in his row as a graduation gift.

Even better? He tagged Simms in the Instagram photo.

The savage Williams spent three seasons (1999-2001) with Oklahoma before entering the NFL draft.

He was selected with the No. 8 overall pick to the Dallas Cowboys, and was a 5-time Pro Bowl selection as a Cowboy after winning the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award in his final year of college.

Williams didn’t go the traditional route to obtaining his degree, but after Friday night, he can officially add  “Oklahoma graduate” to his long list of accomplishments.

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