Rattler brings USIBA heavyweight title home


A Florida A&M football player became the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association 2013 National Heavyweight Champion.

Willie Ferrell, a third-year social work and criminology student from Tallahassee, first attended FAMU High where he was the No. 13 linebacker in the country and went on to play for the University of Mississippi.

After a year at Ole Miss, Ferrell made the decision to return home for personal reasons, and in 2010, he was on the Rattler football roster.

Ferrell was following his passion of becoming the best boxer in the nation alongside football.

With three years of training under his belt, the former Rattler football player received the opportunity to take his talents to San Francisco to compete against three of the nation’s top USIBA heavyweight boxers.

After rigorous training and preparation, Ferrell was able to see his dream come true as he won the USIBA Championship belt.

Read more about Ferrell and his road to success in Wednesday’s issue of The Famuan.