Reggie Williams (wide receiver)

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Reggie Williams
Jacksonville Jaguars Reggie Williams.jpg
Reggie Williams during the 2007 NFL season.
No. --     Free agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-05-17) May 17, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Landstuhl, West Germany
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Lakewood (WA) Lakes
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Debuted in 2004 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 189
Receiving yards 2,322
Receiving average 12.3
Touchdowns 18
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Reginald Williams, Jr. (born May 17, 1983) is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was most recently a member with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Williams played college football for the University of Washington, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and played five seasons for the Jaguars.

Early years[edit]

Williams was born in Landstuhl, Germany. He attended Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington. He led his Lakes Lancer high school football team to the championship game in his senior year and was the Associated Press Washington State Player of the Year.

College career[edit]

Williams attended the University of Washington, and played for the Washington Huskies football team from 2001 to 2003. He was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2002 and 2003, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2002.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Williams was drafted 9th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the third receiver taken behind Larry Fitzgerald (3rd overall) and Roy Williams (7th overall).

Williams put up disappointing numbers in his rookie season of 2004. He rebounded the first half of 2005, but in the second half, he had a slump brought on by a concussion.

Through the first six weeks of the 2006 season, Williams was among the top receivers in the NFL. An injury to the ankle of Byron Leftwich caused Leftwich to miss the remainder of the season. After David Garrard became the starting quarterback, Williams' production slipped.

Williams had his best game as a pro against the New Orleans Saints in Week 9 of the 2007 season, making six catches for 128 yards and one touchdown. His best professional season to date was in 2007, where he had 38 catches for 629 yards (an average of 16.6 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns (more than twice his career total prior to 2007). In a game against the Oakland Raiders in Week 16, he broke the Jaguars' single season receiving touchdown record, with ten scores,[2] record previously held by the retired Jimmy Smith.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

After spending the 2009 season out of football, Williams signed with the Seattle Seahawks on April 16, 2010. He was released from the Seattle Seahawks on June 18, 2010.

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

On July 7, 2011, He signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions.[3] On September 18, 2011, He made his season debut against the Las Vegas Locomotives. He had his first receiving touchdown in the 3rd quarter in that game.[4] On October 4, 2011, he was released by the team.[5]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On May 29, 2013, Williams was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. Williams played in both the 2013 CFL season preseason games for the Argos. In those games he caught 4 passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. On June 22 2013 Williams was released by the Toronto Argonauts. [6]

NFL stats[edit]

Receiving Stats[7]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2004 JAX 16 27 - 268 9.9 26 1 14 1 1
2005 JAX 16 35 - 445 12.7 41 0 23 2 1
2006 JAX 16 52 91 616 11.8 48 4 28 0 0
2007 JAX 15 38 60 629 16.6 80 10 29 3 2
2008 JAX 16 37 63 364 9.8 32 3 22 0 0
Career 79 189 214 2,322 12.3 80 18 116 6 4

Rushing Stats[7]

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2005 JAX 16 2 3 1.5 10 0 1 0 0
2006 JAX 16 7 33 4.7 10 0 3 1 0
2007 JAX 15 1 8 8.0 8 0 1 0 0
2008 JAX 16 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 79 11 44 4.0 10 0 5 1 0

Personal life[edit]

Williams was arrested in January 2006 and charged with possession of marijuana; he was permitted to enter a pretrial intervention program, which he successfully completed.[8] He was arrested again and charged with DWI and possession of marijuana on February 27, 2009 in Houston, Texas; both charges were later dismissed.[9] On April 5, 2009, police officials reported Williams was arrested on felony drug charges after scuffling with Houston police officers at a local night club. Police tasered Williams and took him into custody at which time police found what appeared to be a bag of cocaine in his back pocket.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Hathaway, Justin (April 2, 2013). "Jacksonville Jaguars: Best and worst draft picks". National Football League. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/07/maurice-clarett-reggie-williams-added-to-ufl-rosters/
  4. ^ http://www.lasvegaslocos.com/team/articles/index.html?article_id=152
  5. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/2011/10/04/3957999/mountain-lions-cut-wide-receiver.html
  6. ^ Released by Argos
  7. ^ a b "Reggie Williams Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Reggie Williams Arrested in Houston". The Florida Times-Union. February 28, 2009. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ "DWI, Drug Charges Against Williams Dismissed". Associated Press. ESPN.com. March 13, 2009. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  10. ^ Glenn, Mike (April 5, 2009). "Reggie Williams Tasered, arrested on drug charge". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 16, 2010.