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Jamaal Malik Williams[1] (born April 3, 1995) is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at BYU.

Jamaal Williams
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Williams in 2019
No. 30 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-04-03) April 3, 1995 (age 24)
Rialto, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Summit (Fontana, California)
College:BYU
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Rushing attempts:274
Rushing yards:1,020
Rushing touchdowns:7
Receptions:52
Receiving yards:472
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Contents

Early yearsEdit

Williams attended Summit High School in Fontana, California. While there, he played high school football for the Sky Hawks.[2] He committed to Brigham Young University (BYU) to play college football.[3][4]

College careerEdit

Williams played at BYU from 2012 to 2016.[5]

2012 seasonEdit

On August 30, 2012, Williams made his collegiate debut with 15 rushing yards in the win over Washington State.[6] On September 15, against Utah, he had his first collegiate rushing touchdown.[7] On September 28, against Hawaii, he had 155 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[8] On October 13, against Oregon State, he added two more rushing touchdowns.[9] On October 27, against Georgia Tech, he had 107 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown.[10] On November 10, against Idaho, he had 104 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[11] Overall, he finished the 2012 season with 775 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 315 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.[12]

2013 seasonEdit

On August 31, 2013, in the season opener against Virginia, Williams had 144 rushing yards and 25 receiving yards.[13] In the next game against Texas, he had 182 rushing yards in the victory.[14] On October 25, against Boise State, he had 107 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards.[15] On November 16, against the Idaho State Bengals, he had 131 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.[16] On November 30, against Nevada, he had 219 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[17] Overall, in the 2013 season, he finished with 1,233 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, 18 receptions, and 125 receiving yards.[18]

2014 seasonEdit

On September 6, 2014, against Texas, Williams had 89 rushing yards and twelve receiving yards in the victory.[19] Five days later, against Houston, he had 139 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[20] On October 3, against Utah State, he had 102 rushing yards.[21] He later suffered a knee injury and was sidelined for the remainder of the 2014 season.[22] In his shortened season, he had 518 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, eight receptions, and 47 receiving yards.[23]

2015 seasonEdit

Williams did not play in 2015 after withdrawing from the school, and redshirted.[24][25]

2016 seasonEdit

Williams started his final collegiate season with 162 rushing yards against Arizona.[26] On September 24, against West Virginia, he had 169 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[27] On September 30, he rushed for a school-record 286 yards and five touchdowns on 29 carries during a 55–53 win over Toledo.[28] In the next game, against Michigan State, he had 163 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[29] In his final college game, he was named the MVP of the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl after rushing for 210 yards and a touchdown against Wyoming.[30][31] That red-shirt senior season, he had 1,375 yards on 234 carries for 12 touchdowns, leading the independent conference in all three categories.[32] During his career, he rushed for a school-record 3,901 yards on 726 carries with 35 touchdowns.[33]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Jamaal Williams Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2012 Brigham Young Ind FR RB 13 166 775 4.7 12 27 315 11.7 1
2013 Brigham Young Ind SO RB 12 217 1,233 5.7 7 18 125 6.9 0
2014 Brigham Young Ind JR RB 8 109 518 4.8 4 8 47 5.9 0
2016 Brigham Young Ind SR RB 10 234 1,375 5.9 12 7 80 11.4 0
Career Brigham Young 726 3,901 5.4 35 60 567 9.5 1

Professional careerEdit

External video
  Williams' NFL Combine workout
  Williams gets drafted by Green Bay
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 38 in
(1.84 m)
212 lb
(96 kg)
31 14 in
(0.79 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.59 s 1.60 s 2.68 s 4.53 s 7.25 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
18 reps 20[34]
All values are from NFL Combine, except bench press from Pro Day[35][36]

Williams was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.[37] He was the 13th running back selected in that year's draft.[38][39] He was signed to his rookie contract on June 1, 2017.[40]

On September 10, 2017, in his NFL debut, Williams had two rushes for nine yards in a 17–9 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.[41] In Week 9, against the Detroit Lions, he scored his first career rushing touchdown.[42] On December 3, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had 113 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[43] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 556 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 25 receptions, 262 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[44]

In the 2018 season, Williams recorded 464 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and 27 receptions for 210 receiving yards.[45]

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2017 GB 16 7 153 556 3.6 25 4 25 262 10.5 54 2 0 0
2018 GB 16 8 121 464 3.8 20 3 27 210 7.8 26 0 0 0
Total 32 15 274 1,020 3.7 25 7 52 472 9.1 54 2 0 0
Source: NFL.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WillJa06.htm
  2. ^ Hodkiewicz, Wes. "Opportunity isn't lost on Jamaal Williams". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Gurney, Brandon (July 6, 2011). "Calif. running back Jamaal Williams commits to BYU".
  4. ^ Drew, BYU Sports by Jay. "RB Jamaal Williams on commitment to BYU:".
  5. ^ "Jamaal Williams College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Washington State at Brigham Young Box Score, August 30, 2012". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Brigham Young at Utah Box Score, September 15, 2012". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hawaii at Brigham Young Box Score, September 28, 2012". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Oregon State at Brigham Young Box Score, October 13, 2012". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Brigham Young at Georgia Tech Box Score, October 27, 2012". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "Idaho at Brigham Young Box Score, November 10, 2012". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jamaal Williams 2012 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "Brigham Young at Virginia Box Score, August 31, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Texas at Brigham Young Box Score, September 7, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "Boise State at Brigham Young Box Score, October 25, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Idaho State at Brigham Young Box Score, November 16, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  17. ^ "Brigham Young at Nevada Box Score, November 30, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
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  19. ^ "Brigham Young at Texas Box Score, September 6, 2014". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "Houston at Brigham Young Box Score, September 11, 2014". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  21. ^ "Utah State at Brigham Young Box Score, October 3, 2014". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  22. ^ Drew, Jay. "BYU football: Jamaal Williams out for season with knee injury". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  23. ^ "Jamaal Williams 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  24. ^ Herald, Jared Lloyd Daily. "BYU football: Jamaal Williams to miss 2015 season".
  25. ^ Call, Jeff (August 6, 2015). "BYU running back Jamaal Williams withdraws from school, will redshirt in 2015".
  26. ^ "Arizona vs Brigham Young Box Score, September 3, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  27. ^ "West Virginia vs Brigham Young Box Score, September 24, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  28. ^ "Toledo at Brigham Young Box Score, September 30, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  29. ^ "Brigham Young at Michigan State Box Score, October 8, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  30. ^ "Poinsettia Bowl – Brigham Young vs Wyoming Box Score, December 21, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  31. ^ "BYU football: Jamaal Williams makes his final game a special one".
  32. ^ "Jamaal Williams Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  33. ^ "Monson: BYU's Jamaal Williams breaks school's rushing record — and gets a win (with video)".
  34. ^ "2017 NFL draft: Green Bay Packers picks". PackersNews.com. April 30, 2017. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  35. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Jamaal Williams". NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  36. ^ "Jamaal Williams – Brigham Young, RB : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  37. ^ "The Packers select RB Jamaal Williams at No. 134". Packers.com. April 29, 2017.
  38. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  39. ^ "Draft Finder Query Results". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  40. ^ "Packers sign RB Jamaal Williams, release P Jacob Schum". Packers.com. June 1, 2017.
  41. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  42. ^ "Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – November 6th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  43. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers – December 3rd, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  44. ^ "Jamaal Williams 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  45. ^ "Jamaal Williams 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.

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