Caleb Williams doesn’t just stand out for his remarkable performance on the field but also for his distinctive nail choices.
Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Caleb Williams, has been drawing increased attention this year. As the USC quarterback, projected to be the top pick in next year’s draft, he’s widely regarded as the best QB in NCAA. However, he’s also gaining recognition for his painted nails, a subject he’s had to address on at least two occasions in the past couple of months.
First and foremost, Williams doesn’t concern himself with others’ opinions about his painted nails, which he views as a means of self-expression. He recently disclosed that he’s been painting his nails for approximately three years, inspired by his mother, who has been practicing nail painting for as long as he can recall.
The star of the Trojans also spoke to PEOPLE about his fashion choice back in August, explaining, “I think the nail thing took everybody by surprise. I’ve been doing it before college, but it took everybody by surprise because male athletes who play football don’t usually paint their nails. But I think it’s just another form of expression.”
He further mentioned that he agreed to tone it down following discussions with his coaches due to some of the messages conveyed by his nail art.
“This year, I’m going to tone it down,” Williams added. “I’ve had a few conversations with my coaches. But I’m going to continue doing it and expressing myself.”
Williams is the frontrunner for this season’s Heisman, having guided USC to a perfect 6-0 start. They aim to extend their winning streak to 7-0 in their upcoming game against Notre Dame.
Different strokes for different folks.