Photo Gallery: Chris Williams Draft Party

There have been very few Vanderbilt players ever drafted in first round of the NFL draft. Saturday Vandy's Chris Williams joined that elite group when the Chicago Bears made him their pick at the No. 14 spot of the initial round. VandyMania's Stan Jones was there and captured these images.

Vanderbilt fans gathered at Bailey's in Nashville to support Chris Williams while he waits to find out who will draft him.

As the draft continues Williams anxiously watches the TV screen while waiting for that phone call.

Commodore fans watch and listen for their star's name.

Finally the phone rang . . .

It's da Bears!

Time to get some Bear gear on.

A happy Williams gives a pretty friend a hug.

Williams proudly poses for the media and crowd.

Williams exchanges a hug with Vanderbilt strength and conidtitioning coach John Sisk who helped him increase his weight from 240 to over 310 pounds.

Photos copyright 2008 Stan Jones for Top Stories