Tim Williams (American football)

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Tim Williams
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Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-12) November 12, 1993 (age 30)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: LSU Lab
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2017  / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:18
Sacks:2
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR  ·  CFL.ca

Timothy Williams (born November 12, 1993) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at Alabama. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Early years

Williams attended Louisiana State University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and committed to the University of Alabama to play college football. [1] [2]

College career

Williams was a backup his first two years at Alabama in 2013 and 2014. He appeared in 19 games, recording eight tackles and 1.5 sacks. [3] [4] As a junior in 2015, Williams appeared in all 15 games and had 19 tackles and 10.5 sacks. [5] [6] He considered entering the 2016 NFL Draft, but decided to return for his senior year. [7] [8]

Professional career

Pre-draft

He received an invitation to the 2017 Senior Bowl, along with teammates O. J. Howard, Dalvin Tomlinson, Cole Mazza, Reuben Foster, and Ryan Anderson. Unfortunately, Williams had to pull out of the Senior Bowl due to an elbow injury. [9] Williams received an invitation to the NFL combine as a top linebacker prospect and completed the majority of combine drills, but was unable to perform the bench press due to his elbow injury. On March 8, 2017, Williams participated at Alabama's pro day, along with teammates Jonathan Allen, O.J. Howard, Ryan Anderson, Dalvin Tomlinson, Cole Mazza, Marlon Humphrey, Cam Robinson, ArDarius Stewart, and 18 others. Team representatives and scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended, including head coaches Todd Bowles (New York Jets), Bill Belichick (New England Patriots), Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks), and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert. Williams opted to stand on his combine performance and only ran positional drills. [10]

Pre-draft measurables
HeightWeightArm lengthHand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 2+78 in
(1.90 m)
244 lb
(111 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.68 s1.64 s2.73 s4.57 s7.36 s33.5 in
(0.85 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
All values from NFL Combine [11]

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens selected Williams in the third round (78th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. [12] On May 5, 2017, the Ravens signed Williams to a four-year, $3.25 million contract with a signing bonus of $856,680. [13]

He competed with Terrell Suggs, Albert McClellan, Matthew Judon, Tyus Bowser, Za'Darius Smith, and Boseko Lokombo throughout training camp for the starting outside linebacker job left by the departure of Elvis Dumervil during free agency. [14] Head coach John Harbaugh named Williams the third weakside linebacker on the Ravens' depth chart behind Suggs and Smith. [15]

He was unable to play in the Ravens' season -opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals due to an unspecified illness. [16] On September 17, 2017, Williams made his professional regular season debut against the Cleveland Browns and made the first tackle of his career in the Ravens' 24–10 victory. He missed five games (Weeks 6–9) due to a thigh injury. [17] Williams returned during the Ravens' Week 11 contest at the Green Bay Packers and recorded two combined tackles in their 23–0 victory. [18]

On October 1, 2019, Williams was released by the Ravens. [19]

Green Bay Packers

On October 2, 2019, Williams was claimed off waivers by the Packers. [20] He was waived on November 5, 2019. [21] Two days later, he was signed to the practice squad. [22] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on January 21, 2020. [23]

Williams was waived on September 5, 2020. [24]

Seattle Seahawks

On September 30, 2020, Williams was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. [25] He was released on October 13, 2020. [26]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

On January 15, 2021, it was announced that Williams had signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. [27] Williams tore his Achilles in July 2021. [28] Williams was released February 21, 2022 without seeing any game action.

BC Lions

On April 7, 2022, Williams signed with the BC Lions. On November 22, 2022, he was transferred to the suspended list. [29]

NFL career statistics

Regular season statistics
YearTeamGPGSTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2017 BAL 806510.0000000000
2018 BAL 7010642.0000000001
2019 BAL 402200.0000000000
2019 GB 100000.0000000000
Total200181352.0000000000
Source: NFL.com

Personal life

On September 29, 2016, Williams was arrested by Alabama's campus police for a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit. University of Alabama Police Department's report showed that his arrest took place at 1 am in William's vehicle. [30]

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  3. Inside the head of Tim Williams, Alabama's QB hunter
  4. Former University High star Tim Williams puts team first for No. 2 Alabama
  5. Alabama's Tim Williams confident in his pass-rushing ability
  6. Alabama LB Tim Williams got favorable draft grade, still considering turning pro
  7. Alabama standout pass rusher Tim Williams returning for senior season
  8. Linebacker Tim Williams to return to Alabama next season
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