Ryan Williams (American football)
Williams with the Arizona Cardinals
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||April 9, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Cold Spring, New York|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||207 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Manassas (VA) Jackson|
|NFL draft:||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Ryan Gene Williams (born April 9, 1990) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.
As a freshman at Virginia Tech in 2008, Williams was redshirted. As a redshirt freshman in 2009, Williams took over as starting running back after starter Darren Evans suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Through thirteen games he rushed for 1,655 yards on 293 carries, scored 21 touchdowns, and broke multiple Virginia Tech and ACC rushing records in the process - including Virginia Tech's single season rushing yards record and the ACC single season touchdown record with 22 touchdowns. He began the 2010 season as a starter but injured his right hamstring in a game against East Carolina University and was out for three games before coming back against Duke.
On January 9, 2011, it was announced that Williams will give up his final 2 years of NCAA eligibility to make himself available for the 2011 NFL Draft.
Williams was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (38th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. On August 19, during a pre-season football game against the Green Bay Packers, Williams was injured early in the third quarter in his first run of the game, suffering a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee which cost him the entire 2011 season.
On October 09, 2012, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a left shoulder injury, after playing in only 5 games. He was released on May 12, 2014.
On June 28, 2015, Williams was waived/injured, and reverted to Dallas' injured reserve the next day. On September 15, he was released by the Cowboys with an injury settlement.
- Hokies tap RB Williams to start vs. Tide
- Robertson, Jimmy (January 10, 2011). "Tennessee Notes & Quotes". hokiesports.com.
- King, Randy (January 10, 2011). "Hokies' Williams opting for NFL". The Roanoke Times.
- Patra, Kevin (May 19, 2014). "Ryan Williams signed by Dallas Cowboys". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27.