Calvin Williams

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Calvin Williams
No. 80, 89
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-03-03) March 3, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 5 / Pick: 133
Debuted in 1990 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1996 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Football News' All-Rookie Team (1990)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Calvin John Williams (born March 3, 1967) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 181-lb. wide receiver from Purdue University, Williams played in seven NFL seasons from 1990 to 1996 for the Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens.

Professional career[edit]

Williams was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He was the third wide receiver the Eagles chose in the draft, behind Mike Bellamy and Fred Barnett. As a rookie in 1990, Williams earned the starting wide receiver spot alongside Mike Quick in training camp, which was previously held by Cris Carter. He went on to break the team's rookie touchdown reception record set by Bobby Walston in 1951 with nine. He made 37 catches for 602 yards and was named to Football News' All-Rookie Team.

Williams led the team in touchdown receptions in 1990 and 1992, and in 1993 he led the team with 10 touchdown catches, a career-high. In 1993 he caught 60 passes for 725 yards. In a game against the Washington Redskins on September 19, Williams caught eight passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns, including the winning score. He earned the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance. In 1995 he led the team with 63 receptions, a career-high.[1]

After football[edit]

Williams was the athletic director and a physical education teacher at the Bluford Drew Jemison S.T.E.M. Academy. He became the assistant athletics director for Purdue University in 2011.[2] Williams resides in West Lafayette, IN with his wife and their three children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gehman, Jim (December 12, 2009). "Where Are They Now: WR Calvin Williams". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Calvin Williams". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-01-22.