Preston Williams

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Preston Williams
No. 18 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-03-27) March 27, 1997 (age 23)
Lovejoy, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Lovejoy (GA)
College:Colorado State
Undrafted:2019
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MWC (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receptions:32
Receiving yards:428
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Preston Williams is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Colorado State.

Early years[edit]

Williams attended Lovejoy High School in Lovejoy, Georgia.[1] He committed to the University of Tennessee to play college football.[2]

College career[edit]

Williams played at Tennessee for two seasons, recording 16 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns over that time.[3] He transferred to Colorado State University in 2017.[4][5] After sitting out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Williams had 96 receptions for 1,345 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2018.[6] After the 2018 season, he entered the 2019 NFL Draft, foregoing his senior season.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Williams signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2019.[8] He made the final 53-man roster. He made his NFL debut in the Dolphins' 2019 season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. In the 59–10 loss, he had three receptions for 24 yards and his first professional touchdown.[9] In Week 9, Williams had five catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns in the 26-18 win over the New York Jets. However in the game, Williams left the game with a knee injury, and was diagnosed with a torn ACL, ending his rookie season.[10][11] He finished the season with 32 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns as the team's leading receiver at the time of his injury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preston Williams, Lovejoy , Wide Receiver". 247Sports. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Brown, Patrick (September 1, 2015). "'Freakish ability' helps Preston Williams make quick return". Times Free Press. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Brown, Patrick (October 13, 2016). "Preston Williams to leave Tennessee's football program". Times Free Press. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Brohard, Mike (April 15, 2017). "Preston Williams already making a difference for Colorado State football". The Denver Post. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Lyell, Kelly (April 11, 2018). "Is Tennessee transfer Preston Williams the next Michael Gallup?". Coloradoan. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Brohard, Mike (December 6, 2018). "CSU football's Preston Williams exploring NFL options". Loveland Reporter-Herald. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Lyell, Kelly. "CSU's Preston Williams will skip senior season to enter NFL draft". Coloradoan. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Dolphins Sign 18 Undrafted College Free Agents". MiamiDolphins.com. May 9, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins - September 8th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  10. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (November 4, 2019). "Dolphins lose top WR Preston Williams for rest of season". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Dolphins Sign Marcus Sherels, De'Lance Turner". MiamiDolphins.com. November 5, 2019. Retrieved November 30, 2019.

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