SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- San Diego native Damien Williams leads the Kansas City Chiefs to an exciting Super Bowl championship.
"He had the opportunity on the biggest night, on the biggest stage, you get to show out like that," says Aurelio Morales.
The Mira Mesa High school coach says he's proud of his former player. Morales says he always knew the Marauder field would be just the beginning for Williams.
"It was hard not to be a fan because we were coaching him," says Morales. "Sometimes, you just sat back and watched him and went yeah he's going to the next level."
The NFL star graduated from Mira Mesa High School in 2010. He left San Diego for a junior college before going to the University of Oklahoma. He went undrafted in 2014.
Williams tells radio hosts Scott and BR that he credits a lot of his football career to his alma mater.
"When I was there, I really wasn't serious about football; it was something I wanted to do for fun. They really pushed me to understand the game and be great," says Williams.
Coach Morales says he's always had the same message for Number 26.
"I texted him Saturday night, remember one thing, when the lights are on you're the best. There's nobody better."