Dexter Williams

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Dexter Williams
No. 22 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-06) January 6, 1997 (age 24)
Orlando, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:West Orange
(Winter Garden, Florida)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Rushing yards:19
Rushing average:2.7
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:0
Receiving yards:0
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Dexter Vidal Williams (born January 6, 1997) is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Williams attended and played college football at Notre Dame. He contributed from 2015 to 2018, amassing over 1,600 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns in his collegiate career.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Williams was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[2] The Packers traded quarterback Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks in order to obtain the selection used to select Williams. On May 3, 2019, he signed his rookie contract with the Packers.[3] He made his NFL debut on October 20, 2019 during a Week 7 win over the Oakland Raiders, rushing three times for two yards.[4] He saw further action on December 29 during a Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions, temporarily replacing an injured Aaron Jones.[5]

Williams was waived on September 5, 2020, and re-signed to the practice squad five days later.[6][7] He was elevated to the active roster on October 24 and November 5 for the team's weeks 7 and 9 games against the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.[8][9] He was placed on the practice squad/injured list on November 11, 2020,[10] and restored to the practice squad on December 15.[11] He was elevated again on December 26 for the week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans, and reverted to the practice squad again following the game.[12] He was released on January 23, 2021.[13] On January 25, 2021, Williams signed a reserve/futures contract with the Packers.[14]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Regular season statistics
Year Team GP GS Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2019 GB 4 0 5 11 2.2 5 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0
2020 GB 3 0 2 8 4 5 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 7 19 2.71 5 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

Personal life[edit]

Williams is from Winter Garden, Florida and attended Olympia High School before transferring to West Orange High School.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dexter Williams College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "Quick pick: Packers add Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams at No. 194 overall". packers.com. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Packers sign six draft choices". packers.com. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers – October 20th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  5. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – December 29th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. September 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Packers signed Daylon Mack, Dexter Williams to practice squad", Packers.com, September 10, 2020
  8. ^ Kruse, Zach (October 25, 2020). "Packers elevate RB Dexter Williams, S Henry Black from practice squad". Packers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Packers elevate four players for 49ers game". Packers.com. November 5, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  10. ^ "Packers sign RB Mike Weber to the practice squad". Packers.com. November 11, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Packers sign DL Brian Price to practice squad". Packers.com. December 15, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Packers activate C Corey Linsley from reserve/injured". Packers.com. December 26, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  13. ^ "Packers elevate Tramon Williams for gameday as COVID-19 replacement". Green Bay Packers Official Website. January 23, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  14. ^ "Packers sign 10 free agents". Green Bay Packers. January 25, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  15. ^ Hansen, Eric. "Notre Dame's Dexter Williams running his way up NFL Draft boards". Notre Dame Insider.

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