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Tyrell Williams (born February 12, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Oregon. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2015 as an undrafted free agent.

Tyrell Williams
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Williams with the Chargers in 2015
No. 16 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-04-12) April 12, 1992 (age 27)
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Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Cascade (Turner, Oregon)
College:Western Oregon
Undrafted:2015
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2019
Receptions:161
Receiving yards:2,635
Receiving Touchdowns:18
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Williams attended and played high school football at Cascade High School.[1] In addition, he played basketball and track. He earned all-state honors in the three sports during his senior season.[2]

College careerEdit

Williams attended and played college football at Western Oregon.[3] In the 2011 season, he recorded 21 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns.[4]

Professional careerEdit

San Diego / Los Angeles ChargersEdit

2015Edit

On May 2, 2015, Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers following the 2015 NFL Draft.[5] On September 19, 2015, he was waived.[6] On September 22, 2015, he was signed to the Chargers' practice squad.[7] On November 21, 2015, he was promoted to the active roster.[8]

On January 3, 2016, Williams made his first catch of the season and caught an 80-yard touchdown reception in the regular season finale. He finished the game with two catches for a total of 90 yards and one touchdown in a 20-27 loss to the Denver Broncos.[9]

2016Edit

In the 2016 season, Williams made two catches for 71 yards in the season opener against AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs. He became the third wide receiver behind Dontrelle Inman and Travis Benjamin after starting wide receivers Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson were placed on injured-reserve for the season. The following week, he caught three passes for 61 yards and caught his first touchdown of the season on a 44-yard reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2. On October 9, 2016, he had his first career game with over 100 receiving yards against the Oakland Raiders. He finished the game with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' 31-34 loss.[9] Williams finished his sophomore season with 69 catches for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns.[10]

2017Edit

In 2017, Williams played in all 16 games with 15 starts, recording 43 receptions for 728 yards and four touchdowns.[11][12]

2018Edit

On March 12, 2018, the Chargers placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Williams.[13] On April 23, 2018, he signed his tender.[14] In Week 6, he recorded three receptions for 118 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in a victory over the Cleveland Browns.[15] In the 2018 season, he finished with 41 receptions for 653 yards and five touchdowns.[16] In the Wild Card Round victory over the Baltimore Ravens, he had two receptions for nine yards.[17] In the Divisional Round loss to the New England Patriots, he had five receptions for 94 yards.[18]

Oakland RaidersEdit

2019Edit

On March 13, 2019, Williams signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.[19] Williams made his debut with the Raiders in week 1 against the Denver Broncos. In the game, Williams caught 6 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the 24-16 win. [20] In week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Williams caught 5 passes for 46 yards and 1 touchdown as the Raiders lost 28-10. [21]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2015 SD 7 0 2 90 45.0 80T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 SD 16 12 69 1,059 15.3 51T 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 LAC 16 15 43 728 16.9 75T 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2018 LAC 16 10 41 653 15.9 75T 5 2 15 7.5 14 0 2 0
Career 55 37 155 2,530 16.3 80 17 2 15 7.5 14 0 3 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tyrell Williams, from Cascade and Western Oregon, scores 75-yard TD for Chargers". Statesman Journal. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Tyrell Williams - Football". Western Oregon University Athletics. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Letourneau, Connor. "Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon wide receiver, develops into NFL prospect". OregonLive.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tyrell Williams - Football". Western Oregon University Athletics. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Gehlken, Michael (May 2, 2015). "Chargers add 21 rookies after draft". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Gehlken, Michael (September 19, 2015). "Chargers waive WR Tyrell Williams, sign safety". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Williams, Eric D. (November 21, 2015). "Chargers promote Tyrell Williams from practice squad to active roster". ESPN. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Poehler, Bill (September 23, 2015). "Tyrell Williams signed to Chargers' practice squad". Statesman Journal. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "NFL Player Profile:Tyrell Williams". NFL.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Tyrell Williams 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "How Tyrell Williams is Working Hard to Emulate Keenan Allen". Chargers.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Tyrell Williams 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  13. ^ Alper, Josh (March 12, 2018). "Report: Chargers to put second-round tender on Tyrell Williams". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ Elwood, Hayley (April 23, 2018). "Tyrell Williams Signs RFA Tender". Chargers.com.
  15. ^ "What an Absolutely Ridiculous Game by Tyrell Williams". Chargers.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "Tyrell Williams 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "Wild Card - Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens - January 6th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  18. ^ "Divisional Round - Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots - January 13th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  19. ^ Teope, Herbie (March 13, 2019). "Oakland Raiders sign ex-Chargers WR Tyrell Williams". NFL.com.
  20. ^ "Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown's release". www.espn.com. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  21. ^ "Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10". www.espn.com. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.

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