Andre Williams, No. 44 of the New York Giants, carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles in a game at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Andre Williams is a running back for the New York Giants, but none of the hard knocks on the football field could have prepared him for perhaps his most challenging matchup yet: fatherhood. In February, Williams and his wife welcomed their firstborn, Barron Zavier Williams.

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On the cusp of his third pro-football season, The Root caught up with No. 44, Andre Williams, at the New York Giants Quest Diagnostics Training Center. There, we discussed sacrifice and how the new dad tackles fatherhood.