Michael Williams (American football)

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Michael Williams
No. 73     Detroit Lions
Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-08) September 8, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Reform, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Pickens County (AL)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 211
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards
Receiving TDs
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Williams (born September 8, 1990) is an American football Offensive Tackle for the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Alabama. He was drafted in the seventh round, 211th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Detroit Lions announced on May 21, 2014 Michael Williams switched to offensive tackle and will wear number 73.

Early years[edit]

Williams attended Pickens County High School in Alabama. He earned All-County, All-Area and honorable mention All-State honors while playing basketball in high school.[1] While at high school, He also earned the 2007 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State honors as a Tight end[2] on the first team and also was selected as the ASWA Class 2A lineman of the year.[1] He was a member of The Mobile Press-Register Elite 18 while at High School.[3] He earned first team All-State honors in his Junior season and also was an Honorable mention as a Tight end while at high school.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Michael Williams
Defensive End
Reform, Alabama Pickens County high school 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Feb 16, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 17 (DE)   Rivals: 4 (DE), 148 (National), 10 (Alabama)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

He played College football at Alabama. He finished college with a total of 51 receptions, 503 receiving yards along with seven touchdowns.[4] On January 7, 2013, He had 3 receptions, 17 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown against Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.[5] On January 2013, He was added to the Senior Bowl roster.[6]

Professional career[edit]

2013 Alabama Pro Day[edit]

| height- 6' 6" | weight- 285 | dash- 5.30 | shuttle- 4.80 | vertical- 37.5 | broad- 10' 5" | bench- 13 | arm span- 32 | hand span- 9 3/4

Williams was not invited to the NFL combine.

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

In the 2013 NFL Draft, Williams was selected in the 7th round (211th overall) by the Detroit Lions.

2013 NFL Season[edit]

During his rookie season Williams had to sit out due to an injury to his hand.

2014 NFL Season[edit]

After the draft of tight end Eric Ebron it was announced that Michael Williams would be moved to Offensive Tackle and would wear the number 73.


  1. ^ a b c "Alabama Crimson Tide Profile". rolltide.com. 
  2. ^ "2007 2A Team". ahsfhs.org. 
  3. ^ "IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Michael Williams, Jerrell Harris". publicus.com. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Michael Williams Alabama Statistics". sports-reference.com/. 
  5. ^ "Alabama vs Notre Dame Box Score". foxsports.com. 
  6. ^ "Alabama tight end Michael Williams joins Senior Bowl roster". al.com. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 

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