Former NFL player opens training facility in Reno

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Hug High School graduate Duke Williams has returned to Reno to open a new athletic and academic training facility called No Limit Sports Lab.

"A lot of athletes in the area, they lack guidance," said Williams."And they lack the proper influence, so we're here to give that."

It mixes state-of-the-art training techniques with a non-profit academic center to help student-athletes earn a college degree.

"A lot of parents and student-athletes don't understand the importance of clearing house and what it takes to actually get to these colleges," added Williams.

"They include an academic development section where we assess their grades; track their grades. Set goals for them academically," said NLSL academic administrator M.J. Farthing. "With sports, there will always be an end; we don't know when it is. Pushing yourself in the classroom academically will only help you develop as a person later in life."

Williams is thankful to provide a full-rounded training center that was not available when he was in school. It was a battle for him to get academically cleared to play at Nevada, which eventually led to a four-year NFL career.

"Looking at my situation, anything is possible. And it's a possibility not just a dream. You can fulfill it when you put in the hard work and the dedication."

No Limit Sports Lab offers classes to anyone ages six and older, with different sessions and prices available based on age group and the frequency of classes attended. You can find more information here.