While most football players were lugging around their gear, one was lugging around a guitar. Even as a running back for the Detroit Lions, William Robert’s innate gift for music couldn’t be hidden. And nobody complained about his velvety sound and amber voice crooning messages of love to the young and old. A unique pop feel, with strong Motown roots, William’s music is the equivalent of a child birthed by Willie Nelson and Bill Withers raised by Frank Sinatra. Modern contemporaries include Bruno Mars and John Legend.