|Date of birth:||August 9, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Miami, Florida|
|Date of death:||January 5, 2013(aged 27)|
|Place of death:||Miami, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||176 lb (80 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career CFL statistics|
|Career Arena football statistics as of 2012|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Chandler Williams, III (August 9, 1985 – January 5, 2013) was an American football wide receiver who last played as a member of the Tampa Bay Storm. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida International.
Williams attended Miami Senior High School in Miami, Florida and was a student, a letterman in football, basketball, track, and badminton, and was a member of the Five Thousand Role Models of Excellence Program. In football, he was twice named the Team Offensive Player of the Year. Chandler Williams graduated from Miami Senior High School in 2003.
Williams played four years at FIU and left as one of the most prolific receivers in school history. Williams was Florida International's career leader in receptions with 203 receptions until T.Y. Hilton caught 229 receptions in his four-year career. Williams places 3rd on FIU's career leaderboard with 2,519 career yards, and 6th with 8 career touchdowns. Williams also returned punts in college.
Williams was selected in the seventh round (233rd overall selection) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Vikings. Williams was the second player in Florida International's history to be selected in the NFL Draft. (Antwan Barnes was picked in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens). Williams was the second of the Vikings' eight draft picks to sign a contract on May 30, 2007. He was cut by the Vikings after training camp in 2007.
Williams was signed by the Falcons on April 29, 2008. He was released by the Falcons during final cuts on August 30. On November 11, the Falcons re-signed him to their practice squad.
After spending the entire 2008 season on the practice squad, Williams was re-signed to a future contract on January 5, 2009. He was waived on September 4.
Kansas City Chiefs
Williams was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad on December 23, 2009. After his contract expired following the season, he was re-signed to a future contract on January 4, 2010. He was cut by the Chiefs on May 6, 2010.
He was later re-signed and waived again on August 29, 2011.
On June 6, 2012, Williams signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was released by the Argonauts on October 4, 2012. During his stint with the Argonauts, Williams recorded 4 receptions for 88 yards, his longest reception for 55 yards.
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- "Football". Fiusports.com. 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- Greenberg, Chris (January 6, 2013). "Former NFL Draft Pick Dies Playing Flag Football". Huffington Post.
- "Former NFL Player Chandler Williams Dies During Flag Football Event in Miami | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline". Blacksportsonline.com. Retrieved 2013-01-06.