A football player with South Jersey roots is getting his big shot playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Huge congratulations go out to Tyreek Maddox-Williams who just got his 'wings'.

Not only is he a Gloucester Township native, but he's also basically played his whole football career in New Jersey.

Maddox-Williams, 25, graduated from Timber Creek High School in Erial before moving on to play college football as a Scarlett Knight at Rutgers University. He's an up-and-coming player in the NFL having already gotten some experience playing with the Los Angeles Chargers, NJ.com reports.

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The Philadelphia Eagles, like the team Tyreek grew up rooting for, has just signed him to the team. In fact, he's already been added to the official roster!

During a couple recent pre-season practices, The Birds reportedly liked what they saw in Maddox-Williams, who plays at linebacker.

NJ.com points out Tyreek could also help strengthen the Eagles Special Teams unit after losing fellow South Jersey native Shaun Bradley to an Achilles injury. Maddox-Williams has been labeled a 'disruptive' player, according to NJ.com, which I love to hear. It sounds like he could be a real thorn in the side of the opposing teams this season, especially during kickoff and punt return situations.

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Congratulations Tyreek! You are RIGHT where you belong. Can't wait to root ya on!

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