Jameson Williams spent most of Sunday standing patiently alongside Detroit Lions receivers coach Antwaan Randle. Check out his practice video.
Jameson Williams : Practice video | Detroit Lions
Williams is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||March 26, 2001
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||179 lb (81 kg)|
He played college football at Ohio State before transferring to Alabama in 2021, where he was named an All-American. Williams was drafted by the Lions in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Williams began his collegiate career at Ohio State. He caught six passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in his freshman season.
As a sophomore, Williams started six games and had nine receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
In the 2021 Sugar Bowl, Williams scored a touchdown on a 45 yard reception against Clemson.
After the season, Williams announced that he would transfer to Alabama.
Jameson Williams Practice video
Jameson Williams spent most of Sunday standing patiently alongside Detroit Lions receivers coach Antwaan Randle El on the sideline waiting for a chance to enter the game. At one point in the fourth quarter, fans chanted, “We want Ja-mo.”
Williams, the No. 12 pick in April’s NFL draft, played six snaps and did not catch a pass in Sunday’s 40-14 blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but still left coaches and teammates convinced of his future stardom after a quiet NFL debut.
“I think as a rookie he’s going to want to come out and light the world on fire, as we all do want him to,” Lions quarterback Jared Goff said.
“But he’s going to have his plays that he’s going to know and he’s going to be good at, and we’re going to roll with him on those and whatever that may be.
“I just don’t want you guys to set expectations so high. He’s a rookie. He hasn’t had any reps and as time goes, he will be that guy. He really will be. He’s got everything it takes to be that guy, that premier threat in this league and I’m excited to watch him grow into that.”
Activated from the nonfootball injury list Saturday, Williams, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in his final college game Jan. 10, saw his first NFL action Sunday on the Lions’ second offensive snap.
He lined up as the lone receiver to the right of scrimmage and he took a few steps on a decoy route as Goff handed the ball to Jamaal Williams.
Williams was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round (12th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft. The pick was acquired via a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.
He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list to start the season on August 23, 2022 due to the torn ACL suffered in college.
Williams returned to practice on November 21, 2022 and was activated on December 3, prior to Week 13.
He made his debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars, logging zero catches on one target in the Lions 40-14 victory.
Williams was named a starter for the Crimson Tide going into his first season with the team.
He was named the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 4 after returning three kickoffs for 177 yards and two touchdowns and also caught an 81-yard touchdown pass in a 63-14 win over Southern Miss.
Williams was named first-team All-SEC and All-American as well as the conference’s co-Special Teams Player of the Year.
Williams suffered a torn ACL in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game.