Malcolm Williams (Canadian football)

Malcolm Williams (born May 23, 1993) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was undrafted in the 2015 CFL Draft, but was signed by the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent.[1]

Malcolm Williams
Ottawa Redblacks
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Williams before a Toronto Argonauts game in 2018.
Born: (1993-05-23) May 23, 1993 (age 26)
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight221 lb (100 kg)
UniversityUBC Thunderbirds
Manitoba Bisons
CJFLLangley Rams
CFL draft2015 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
20162018Toronto Argonauts
2019Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2020–presentOttawa Redblacks
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

College and junior careerEdit

He first played basketball for the UBC Thunderbirds in 2011, before switching to the football and playing for the Langley Rams of the Canadian Junior Football League where he played from 2012 to 2014. He then enrolled at the University of Manitoba where he redshirted with the Manitoba Bisons for the 2015 season due to transfer rules.[2] Rather than play for the Bisons in the 2016 season, he decided to sign a professional contract.

Professional careerEdit

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Williams signed as an undrafted free agent with the Toronto Argonauts on January 22, 2016 and spent the year on the Argonauts' practice roster. He re-signed on December 7, 2016 and made his CFL debut on July 24, 2017 against the Ottawa Redblacks where he had four receptions for 39 yards in an Argonauts victory. He played in 14 regular season games, starting nine, finishing with 14 receptions for 153 yards. Williams played in both post-season games that year and won his first Grey Cup championship following the Argonauts' victory in the 105th Grey Cup game. He played in 10 games in 2018, recording 13 receptions for 113 yards. He was released by the Argonauts on June 8, 2019 as part of final training camp cuts.[3]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On July 22, 2019, Williams was signed to a practice roster agreement by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[4][5] He played in five regular season games for the Blue Bombers and was on the practice roster while the team won the 107th Grey Cup. He then became a free agent on November 26, 2019.[4]

Ottawa RedblacksEdit

Williams signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on February 10, 2020.[6]


  1. ^ Argos Add Two to Roster
  2. ^ Argos' Malcolm Williams could be a big-time player
  3. ^ "Argos announce final roster moves following training camp". June 8, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "2019 CFL Transactions". Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Bombers sign Canadian receivers Malcolm Williams, Alex Morrison". July 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "2020 CFL Transactions". Retrieved February 10, 2020.

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