|No. 33 Arizona Cardinals|
|Date of birth:||June 9, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||198 lb (90 kg)|
|High school:||Las Vegas (NV) Valley|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2014|
Kerwynn Arthur Logan Williams (born June 9, 1991) is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah State.
Williams attended Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He played wide receiver and running back as a junior before providing a serious triple threat element as a quarterback his senior season. He earned first-team All-state accolades as well as first-team All-region and first-team All-Northeast League honors, in addition to being selected as the school's MVP. As a senior, he had 188 rushes for 2,002 yards (10.7 ypc/182.0 ypg) with 31 touchdowns while throwing for 707 yards with three scores and adding 700 return yards. In his junior season of 2007, he had 108 rushes for 549 yards with six touchdowns as well as 18 receptions for 388 yards with five touchdowns, and also had one punt return for a touchdown in each season. He rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career as well as passing for 830 yards with 48 total touchdowns and 1,150 return yards. In addition to being a student athlete, he excelled in the classroom as an International Baccalaureate student and being involved in various extracurriculars. He also excelled in track & field competing in relays.
Williams attended Utah State University between 2009 and 2012. He spent most of his first three seasons and as a reserve and backup running back. Following the departure of Robert Turbin, he became the starting running back for his senior season. He rushed for 1,512 yards on 218 carries (6.9 ypc) and 15 touchdowns, and caught 45 passes for 697 yards and five touchdowns, earning him first team All-WAC honours.
For his career, he accumulated 2,505 rushing yards on 380 carries (6.6 ypc) and 22 touchdowns, and caught 64 passes for 870 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was an established kick returner early in his career, and, Williams would finish his career accumulating 3,408 kick return yards, which ranks first all time in school history, as well as WAC history. He also recorded 6,928 all purpose yards in his career, breaking the old record of 6,659 set by Terance Mathis of New Mexico (1985-1989). Williams graduated from Utah State in December 2012, with a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
2013 NFL Draft
During the 2013 preseason, Williams rushed for 169 yards in 41 attempts, and also had 3 receptions for 6 yards. He survived the final cuts, making the 53 man roster. Williams was waived on September 1, 2013, to make room for tight end Jack Doyle. On September 2, 2013, he was signed to the Colts' practice squad. On September 14, 2013, Williams was promoted to the active roster after a season-ending injury to Vick Ballard. On September 24, 2013, he was released, but was re-signed to their practice squad on September 26, 2013.
San Diego Chargers
Williams signed with the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on September 18, 2014. On December 7, 2014, Williams rushed for his first career 100 yard game in a win against the Kansas City Chiefs. On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Cardinals. On September 7, 2015, Williams was brought back to the team and was placed on the practice squad. On September 19, 2015, he was promoted to the Cardinals' active roster. On September 22, 2015, Williams was released by the Cardinals. On September 23, 2015, he was re-signed to the Cardinals' practice squad. On December 1, 2015, he was elevated to the active roster.
On September 3, 2016, Williams was released by the Cardinals.
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- Chargers Trim Roster; Waive 11 Players
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- Urban, Darren (September 7, 2015). "Practice Squad Set For Cardinals". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- Florio, Mike (September 19, 2015). "Cardinals call up Kerwynn Williams, cut Joseph Fauria". NBCSports.com. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
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- Urban, Darren. "Final Cuts Take Cardinals to 53". AZCardinals.com.
- "Cardinals re-sign Kerwynn Williams to cover for an injured Chris Johnson". 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
- Kerwynn Williams . "Kerwynn Williams, RB for the Arizona Cardinals". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015.