DeAngelo Chondon Williams and Gary Michael Barnidge are a team of Former NFL Stars on The Amazing Race 32.
The two were in danger of being eliminated first after Gary struggled on the roadblock, but the two managed to escape. They rebounded from their poor first leg to a second place finish in the second leg. Their placement fluctuated throughout the race. They were part of an alliance called the mine five. However, they would take advantage of help from their allies, such as Hung & Chee, instead of offering help, which put them on the bottom and in danger when the alliance was forced to turn on themselves. In leg 10, they were unknowingly in danger of being U-Turned by allies Hung & Chee, Will & James, and Riley & Maddison, but ended up foiling their plan by reaching the U-turn first. In the penultimate leg, they started off by finishing their first task second. While they reached the second to last task first, their struggle to find the supplies pushed them back to third. In the final task, the two along with the rest struggled. However, when the other three teams worked together, which resulted in them completing the task, DeAngelo and Gary gave up because they saw the writing on the wall, earning themselves a 2 hour penalty as a result. After the other three teams reached the Pit Stop, they arrived last and finished in fourth.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Name: DeAngelo Williams
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Current occupation: Retired from the NFL. Played nine years for the Carolina Panthers and two years for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Describe what you do: I'm a badass car rider line parent.
Three words to describe you: A natural winner.
Favorite hobbies: Hunting, riding bikes, and running 5Ks.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My wife and four kids.
What excites you most about traveling? Diving into new cultures and meeting new people.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I've been to my favorite place, Shanghai, China! For a new country, it would be Estonia in Europe. Really small but really safe.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? I look forward to the sport and competitive aspect of it. Since I have been retired from professional football, I have missed the competition.
Name: Gary Barnidge
Hometown: Middleburg, Florida
Current occupation: Retired from the NFL and now work on my non-Profit AFWB (American Football Without Barriers). Played for the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns.
Describe what you do: FWB brings 15+ NFL players overseas and puts on free football camps for children, men, and women. We also visit charities and take in the cultures of the different countries we visit. Just finished our eighth international camp.
Three words to describe you: Adventurous, competitive, and honest.
Favorite hobbies: Traveling, video games, and board games.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being the first person in my family to graduate from college while also achieving my dream of making it to the NFL.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing. I love everything to do with it but I guess if I had to pick something it would be being in the middle seat on a long flight.
What excites you most about traveling? Everything because I love to learn about the new cultures and see everything the country has to offer, while also trying to find something adventurous to do.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Well, I have visited my top three choices so I feel like any of those would be great: Egypt, Iceland, and New Zealand. If I had to pick somewhere I haven't been, I would say Peru to do something with Machu Picchu.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? Just get that adrenaline going again because when you are retired you don't get that competitive environment again, so this allows us to achieve that environment in a race around the world. Also just getting a chance to see so many countries is another big plus. Our main goal is to make it to every country.
The Amazing Race 32
|DeAngelo & Gary's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Trinidad and Tobago||No Detour||Gary||10 of 11|
|2||2||Trinidad and Tobago → Colombia||No Detour||DeAngelo||2 of 10|
|3||3||Colombia → Brazil||Shelter from Trees / Well Done Please||No Roadblock||5 of 9|
|4||4||Brazil → Paraguay||Stack Your Melons / Use Your Melon||DeAngelo||7 of 8|
|5||5||Paraguay → France||No Detour||Gary||5 of 8|||
|6||6||France → Germany||Belt it Out / Belch It Out||DeAngelo||1 of 7|
|7||7||Germany → Kazakhstan||Great Khan's Spy / Knock Out Guy||No Roadblock||4 of 7|
|8||8||Kazakhstan → India||Food App / Number Trap||Gary||2 of 6|||
|9||This / That||Gary||3 of 6|
|10||9||India → Cambodia||Fish / Farm||DeAngelo||4 of 5⊂|
|11||10||Cambodia → Philippines||No Detour||No Roadblock||4 of 4|
- DeAngelo & Gary are the second former NFL Team to compete on the race. The first was Chester & Ephraim (The Amazing Race 23), who placed in 9th.
- DeAngelo & Gary are the highest ranked team to quit, finishing in 4th place.
- DeAngelo's Wikipedia page: DeAngelo Williams
- Gary's Wikipedia page: Gary Barnidge
- Amanda Ferguson at WFMYNews2 (11/12/2020): "It was a blast"
- Joy Eng at Gold Derby (12/10/2020): "'DeAngelo and Gary feel betrayed by a 'super secret alliance' you never saw"
- Mike Bloom at Parade (12/10/2020): "DeAngelo and Gary Clarify Their Post-Race Feelings and an Unseen Alliance"
- DeAngelo's Facebook: /DeAngeloWilliams
- Gary's Facebook: /garybarnidge
- DeAngelo's Instagram: /deangelowilliams
- Gary's Instagram: /garybarnidge
- DeAngelo's Twitter: @DeAngeloRB
- Gary's Twitter: @garybarnidge
|The Amazing Race 32 Teams|