Who Are the Parents of Caleb Williams? A Glimpse Into the Childhood of USC Trojans’ Star

Published 03/02/2024, 12:32 PM EST

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Caleb Williams has swiftly emerged as a standout in the football realm, his name synonymous with exceptional talent. Born on November 18th, 2002, in Washington DC, Caleb honed his skills early at Gonzaga College High School. By his sophomore year, he boasted an impressive 2,624 passing yards, earning him a spot on the Washington Post All-Metropolitan 1st team and the prestigious Gatorade Football Player of the Year award.

In 2022, Caleb’s excellence was further underscored when he clinched the esteemed Heisman Trophy, solidifying his status as a football prodigy. The following year, he was lauded as the “Athlete of the Year” by ESPYS. Starting his college football journey at the University of Oklahoma, Caleb later transferred to the University of Southern California, following his coach, Lincoln Riley. With such remarkable achievements, it’s only natural to ponder about Caleb Williams’ parents.

Dayne Price and Carl Williams?


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Caleb Williams’ proud parents are Carl Williams and Dayne Price. Carl, a graduate of Oklahoma State University and former football player, now owns the Athletic Republic Capitol region, a training facility aimed at nurturing the next generation of athletes. Carl’s passion for football and business has influenced Caleb’s journey, with Carl providing unwavering support and guidance throughout Caleb’s rising years. 


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In interviews with GQ Sports and Arizona Sports, Carl has expressed his confidence in Caleb’s abilities and aspirations, emphasizing Caleb’s determination to excel at USC before pursuing a career in the NFL. Dayne Price, Caleb’s mother, also brings a strong athletic background to the family. She previously played basketball and volleyball for the University of Maryland Terrapins, imparting her own drive and determination to Caleb. Together, Carl and Dayne have played pivotal roles in shaping Caleb into the exceptional athlete he is today. There is, however, another individual who holds a special place in Caleb’s heart, and that is his long-time girlfriend, Valery Orellana.

Who is Caleb Williams’ girlfriend? 

Caleb Williams has been in a committed relationship with Valery Orellana since their high school days. Their love story began when Williams led his team to victory in the Washington Athletic Catholic Conference, capturing Valery’s heart. Their relationship became public on October 20, 2020, when Williams shared their dating story and posted photos of their budding romance on social media.


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Valery Orellana, who attended Richard Montgomery High School, was a standout player on the hockey team. After high school, Orellana pursued her college degree at the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Hailing from a Latino background, she is the youngest of three siblings, born to Anibal Orellana and Nancy Janeth Quinteros. In addition to her academic pursuits, Orellana is an entrepreneur and co-founder of “Evenin’ Out The Playing Field.” She remains a dedicated supporter of Caleb Williams, actively cheering him on in his football endeavors.


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Anushka Laha


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Anushka Laha is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. She identifies and relates to the finer on and off-the-field nuances of football. She is an expert at covering an array of topics - from delving into the lives of retired NFL legends like Brady and Gronkowski to the exciting developments happening on the college football field.
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