Trayveon Williams

Trayveon Thomas Williams (born October 18, 1997) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL).[1] During his junior season at Texas A&M, Williams received first team all-SEC and second-team All-America honors; he also broke the school records for single-season all-purpose yards and rushing yards.

Trayveon Williams
Trayveon Williams.jpg
No. 32 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-10-18) October 18, 1997 (age 22)
Houston, Texas
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Houston (TX) C.E. King
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 182
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team all-SEC (2018)
  • Second-team All-American (2018)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Freshman seasonEdit

In his collegiate debut in the season opener against UCLA, Williams had 94 rushing yards.[2] After gaining 127 yards against Auburn, including an 89-yard rushing touchdown, Williams was named the SEC Freshman of the Week.[3] In the next game, against Arkansas, he had 153 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[4] On October 8, against Tennessee, he had a season-high 217 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the 45-38 2OT victory.[5] Williams became the first true freshman in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.[6]

Sophomore seasonEdit

Williams rushed for 203 yards against UCLA in the season-opening loss.[7] Overall, he compiled 798 total rushing yards as a sophomore.[8]

Junior seasonEdit

Prior to the season, Williams was selected to the second team All-SEC preseason team.[9] He rushed for 240 yards in season opener against Northwestern State, second highest single-game in school history.[10] He was named one of ten semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award.[11] Following the regular season, Williams received first-team all-SEC honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press,[12] and second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press,[13] Athlon Sports,[14] and Sporting News.[15]

During the 2018 Gator Bowl, Williams broke the school records for single-season all-purpose yards and single-season rushing yards, and the Gator Bowl record for single-game rushing yards. The school record for single-season all-purpose yards was previously set by Cyrus Gray in 2010, while the single-season rushing yards record was set by Darren Lewis in 1988. Former Syracuse running back Floyd Little set the Gator Bowl record in 1966.[16] On January 3, 2019, Williams announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[17]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Trayveon Williams Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 Texas A&M SEC FR RB 13 156 1,057 6.8 8 19 91 4.8 0
2017 Texas A&M SEC SO RB 12 173 798 4.6 8 20 192 9.6 0
2018 Texas A&M SEC JR RB 13 271 1,760 6.5 18 27 278 10.3 1
Career Texas A&M 28 600 3,615 6.0 34 66 561 8.5 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8 18 in
(1.73 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
30 38 in
(0.77 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.51 s 4.44 s 7.44 s 33.0 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[18]

Williams was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round, 182nd overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zweneman, Brent. "Give family its due for Trayveon Williams' success at A&M", The Houston Chronicle, September 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "UCLA at Texas A&M Box Score, September 3, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Bratton, Michael Wayne. "SEC announces Week 3 Players of the Week". Saturday Down South. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Arkansas comes up short against rivals Texas A&M". WREG.com. September 30, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Cessna, Robert. "No. 8 A&M beats No. 9 Tennessee 45-38 in double overtime". The Eagle. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Perroni, Brian (November 25, 2016). "WATCH: Trayveon Williams is first A&M true frosh to 1,000 yards". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Texas A&M at UCLA Box Score, September 3, 2017". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Trayveon Williams 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "2018 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Team announced". www.secsports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Northwestern State at Texas A&M Box Score, August 30, 2018". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "Texas A&M's Trayveon Williams, Wylie East graduate Eno Benjamin among 10 semifinalists for 2018 Doak Walker Award". SportsDay. November 14, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  12. ^ "2018 All-SEC Football Team announced". www.secsports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  13. ^ Russo, Ralph D. (December 10, 2018). "AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players". AP NEWS. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors".
  15. ^ "Sporting News 2018 college football All-Americans". Sporting News. December 12, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "Trayveon Williams' record-setting night powers Texas A&M to Gator Bowl win". USA TODAY. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  17. ^ Tarpley, Jeff (January 3, 2019). "A&M's Trayveon Williams declares for the NFL Draft". 247 Sports. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  18. ^ "Trayveon Williams Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  19. ^ "Bengals select Trayveon Williams in Round 6". CincyJungle.com. April 27, 2019.

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