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 24)
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 2020
Receptions:50
Receiving yards:716
Receiving touchdowns:7
Return yards:115
Player stats at NFL.com

Preston Williams (born March 27, 1997) 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 from 2015 to 2016.[3] He recorded 16 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns over that time.[4] He transferred to Colorado State University in 2017.[5][6] After sitting out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Williams had 96 receptions for 1,345 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2018.[7] He led the Mountain West Conference in receptions and receiving yards and finished second in receiving touchdowns.[8] After the 2018 season, he entered the 2019 NFL Draft, foregoing his senior season.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
211 lb
(96 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.61 s 1.65 s 2.77 s 4.35 s 7.11 s 31+12 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
All values from Colorado State’s Pro Day[10]

2019[edit]

Williams signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2019.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13][14] 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.[15]

2020[edit]

In Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, Williams recorded four catches for 108 yards and a 32-yard touchdown reception during the 43–17 win.[16] On November 11, 2020, Williams was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.[17]

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. ^ "Preston Williams College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  4. ^ Brown, Patrick (October 13, 2016). "Preston Williams to leave Tennessee's football program". Times Free Press. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Brohard, Mike (April 15, 2017). "Preston Williams already making a difference for Colorado State football". The Denver Post. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Lyell, Kelly (April 11, 2018). "Is Tennessee transfer Preston Williams the next Michael Gallup?". Coloradoan. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Brohard, Mike (December 6, 2018). "CSU football's Preston Williams exploring NFL options". Loveland Reporter-Herald. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "2018 Mountain West Conference Leaders". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Lyell, Kelly (December 7, 2018). "CSU's Preston Williams will skip senior season to enter NFL draft". Coloradoan. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "*Preston Williams, DS #48 WR, Colorado State". draftscout.com. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "Dolphins Sign 18 Undrafted College Free Agents". MiamiDolphins.com. May 9, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – September 8th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  13. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (November 4, 2019). "Dolphins lose top WR Preston Williams for rest of season". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dolphins Sign Marcus Sherels, De'Lance Turner". MiamiDolphins.com. November 5, 2019. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Preston Williams 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  16. ^ "Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers – October 11th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  17. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (November 11, 2020). "Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams heads to injured reserve with foot injury". ESPN.com.

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