Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams appears to have volunteered his first-class plane ticket to a Marine. The 31-year-old Williams posted a picture to his Twitter account Monday of the marine in full uniform next to his ticket. Accompanying the picture was a caption that reads, "I always give up my seat to military if my seat is better! I truly appreciate our troops #flyingtherightway"
DeAngelo Williams ✔ @DeAngeloRB
I always give up my seat to military if my seat is better! I truly appreciate our troops #flyingtherightway
12:19 PM - 7 Jul 2014
As of Monday afternoon, the tweet bearing the photo had been retweeted more than 100 times and favorited more than 200 times. Williams also posted the photo to Facebook, with a caption that reads "He just doesn't know it yet but he will be sitting in this seat when he boards the plane I always give up my 1st class seat! #isalutethetroops!" The post amassed more than 29,000 likes and 1,200 shares.
Williams has played eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers. The one-time Pro Bowler (2009) rushed for 843 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games last season.