Photo Gallery: Chris Williams Draft Party
Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)

Posted Apr 26, 2008

There have been very few Vanderbilt players ever drafted in first round of the NFL draft. Saturday Vandy's Chris Williams joined that elite group when the Chicago Bears made him their pick at the No. 14 spot of the initial round. VandyMania's Stan Jones was there and captured these images.

Vanderbilt fans gathered at Bailey's in Nashville to support Chris Williams while he waits to find out who will draft him.

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
As the draft continues Williams anxiously watches the TV screen while waiting for that phone call.

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
Commodore fans watch and listen for their star's name.

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
Finally the phone rang . . .

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
It's da Bears!

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
Time to get some Bear gear on.

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
A happy Williams gives a pretty friend a hug.

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
Williams proudly poses for the media and crowd.

Chris Williams (VM/Stan Jones)
Williams exchanges a hug with Vanderbilt strength and conidtitioning coach John Sisk who helped him increase his weight from 240 to over 310 pounds.

Photos copyright 2008 Stan Jones for

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