Marquise Williams

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Marquise Williams
Free agent
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1992-10-05) October 5, 1992 (age 25)
Shelby, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Mallard Creek
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College: North Carolina
Undrafted: 2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second-team All-ACC (2014, 2015)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Marquise Javon Williams (born October 5, 1992) is a Canadian football quarterback who is currently a free agent, having most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at North Carolina. Williams was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Early years[edit]

Williams attended Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a senior, he threw for 3,034 yards with 45 touchdowns and rushed for 1,147 yards and 19 touchdowns. Williams was a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the ninth best dual-threat quarterback in his class.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Marquise Williams
QB
Charlotte, NC Mallard Creek HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 4.75 Jun 7, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 16 (QB), 263 (National)   Rivals: 9 (QB), 247 (National), 11 (NC)
  • ‡ 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.

Sources:

College career[edit]

After redshirting in 2011, Williams appeared in nine games as Bryn Renner's backup as a redshirt freshman in 2012. He passed for 127 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 186 yards with three touchdowns. Williams entered his sophomore season in 2013 as Renner's backup. After Renner suffered an injury that caused him to miss the rest of the season, Williams became the starter.[2][3] Against Old Dominion, he set the school record for total yards in a game with 469.[4] In total he appeared in 12 games with six starts, completing 126 of 217 passes for 1,698 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also led the team in rushing yards with 536, becoming the first quarterback to lead North Carolina in rushing since Gayle Bomar in 1968.[5] Williams entered his junior season in 2014 as the starter.[6] He passed for 3,068 yards with 21 passing touchdowns and added 13 rushing touchdowns.

Williams returned as a starter and team captain his senior year in 2015, leading the Tar Heels to the ACC Coastal Division title and the ACC Championship Game. Over the course of the season, Williams passed for 3,072 yards and 24 passing touchdowns while recording 13 rushing touchdowns. Against Duke University, Williams had a historic performance. He threw for 494 passing yards, a school record passing yards, threw for four touchdowns, and rushed for another touchdown.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing Receiving
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2012 North Carolina 10 17 58.8 127 7.5 1 0 141.0 29 186 6.4 3 0 0 0.0 0
2013 North Carolina 126 217 58.1 1,698 7.8 15 6 141.1 111 536 4.8 6 2 52 26.0 1
2014 North Carolina 270 428 63.1 3,068 7.2 21 9 135.3 193 788 4.1 13 2 17 8.5 1
2015 North Carolina 218 356 61.2 3,072 8.6 24 10 150.3 158 948 6.0 13 1 37 37.0 1
Career 624 1,018 61.3 7,965 7.8 61 25 141.8 491 2,458 5.0 35 5 106 21.2 3

Source:[8]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
4.81 s 1.71 s 2.75 s 4.37 s 7.00 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
All values are from Pro Day[9]

Williams attended rookie minicamp with the Minnesota Vikings on a tryout basis in May 2016.[10]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Williams was signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 26, 2016.[11] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Packers during final team cuts.[12]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

In May 2017, Williams signed as a rookie free agent with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Throughout the two-game preseason, Williams completed 10 passes out of 12 attempts, for 115 yards, and one interception. Williams made the Roughriders roster as the third quarterback on June 17, beating out Vince Young who, like Williams, had also played for the Green Bay Packers during a preseason.[13] Williams also beat out Bryan Bennett for the job.

In May 2018, Williams took reps against the Edmonton Eskimos in the opening preseason game of the 2018 CFL season, completing 3 of his 7 pass attempts for 32 yards and an interception. On May 28, 2018, Williams and three other players were released by the Roughriders the day after their 35–12 loss to the Eskimos.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marquise Williams". 
  2. ^ Bryn Renner to UNC quarterback Marquise Williams: This is your team now Archived 2014-12-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Harold GutmannHerald-Sun (November 9, 2013). "UVa. at UNC: With Renner gone, all eyes on Marquise Williams". The Herald-Sun. 
  4. ^ Times-News. "North Carolina pours points on Old Dominion in historic blowout". The Times. 
  5. ^ Harold GutmannHerald-Sun (July 20, 2014). "UNC QB Williams confident, ready to get throwing". The Herald-Sun. 
  6. ^ "UNC coach Larry Fedora says Marquise Williams is starting quarterback". newsobserver. 
  7. ^ "Williams, Tar Heels dominate rival Blue Devils 66–31". ESPN. 
  8. ^ "Marquise Williams". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Marquise Williams – North Carolina, QB : 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ Vensel, Matt (May 7, 2016). "Vikings notes: Unsigned Treadwell joins other draftees at minicamp". startribune.com. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Packers sign QB Marquise Williams". Packers.com. May 26, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Packers keep six undrafted rookies, including QB Joe Callahan". Packers.com. September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Saskatchewan Roughriders release quarterback Vince Young". 18 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Marquise Williams among four Riders released – CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 2018-05-28. Retrieved 2018-05-28. 

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