No. 83 Dallas Cowboys
|Date of birth:September 8, 1989|
|Place of birth: Dallas, Texas|
|High school: Dallas (TX) White|
|NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74|
|Debuted in 2013 for the Dallas Cowboys|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Terrance Tyrone Williams (born September 8, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). Williams played college football for Baylor University and earned All-American recognition. The Dallas Cowboys selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Williams was born in Dallas, Texas. He attended W. T. White High School in Dallas, and played for the White Longhorns high school football team. As a senior he had 59 receptions for 972 yards and eight touchdowns. Considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, he accepted a scholarship to Baylor over an offer from Colorado State.
Williams attended Baylor University, where he played for the Baylor Bears football team from 2008 to 2012. During his college career, he had 202 receptions for 3,334 yards with 27 touchdowns. Williams was also a Biletnikoff Award finalist for 2011. In 2012, he led the nation with 1,832 receiving yards.
2013 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 in||210 lb||4.48 s||1.57 s||2.53 s||4.32 s||7.01 s||32.5 in||9 ft 11 in||11 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
2013 NFL Draft
In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys traded down in the first round with the San Francisco 49ers, in exchange for a third round pick that the team used to draft Williams with the 74th overall pick.
Williams struggled in training camp adjusting to the team's offense, but by the end of the preseason he had supplanted Dwayne Harris as the third wide receiver. He again struggled at the start of the regular season with his route running and dropped passes, until the fourth game against the San Diego Chargers, where he started in place of an injured Miles Austin and registered seven receptions for 71 yards, but also had a critical fumble trying to extend for a touchdown in the last minutes of the game. He started the next week playing against the Denver Broncos and had four receptions for 151 yards with one touchdown. By week 8 against the Detroit Lions, Williams set a Cowboys' franchise record for rookies, with a touchdown in his 4th consecutive game. He returned to his third receiver position in the 11th game of the season against the New York Giants and also started returning kickoffs in place of an injured Harris.
He finished his rookie season with 44 receptions for 736 yards (16.7 average) and 5 receiving touchdowns. At the time his totals ranked fourth for most receptions, most receiving yards and most receiving touchdowns by a rookie in franchise history.
Williams started the year looking to improve on a productive rookie campaign, he immediately established himself as a legitimate No. 2 wideout and deep threat opposite Dez Bryant by catching 6 touchdowns in the first 7 weeks. After a strong start to his season, he slowed down catching only 2 touchdown passes in the remaining 10 weeks, however during the first playoff game of the Cowboys season, and his career, Williams once again solidified his status as a playmaker by scoring 2 touchdowns against the Detroit Lions and their No. 2 ranked defense. This included a 76 yard catch-and-run in which he caught a 14 yard pass on a slant route and ran through 4 defenders en route to a 76 yard TD as well as the game-winning 8 yard score, Dallas won the game 24-20.
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- "2012 NCAA Division I-A College Football Individual Statistics Leaders for Receiving". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- "Adrian Peterson-Oklahoma RB-2007 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Dallas Cowboys 2013 NFL Draft Review". www.DallasCowboys101.com. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- "Wk 8 Can't-Miss Play: Williams can't stop scoring". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Dallas Cowboys bio
- Baylor Bears bio