Tyrell Williams

Tyrell Williams (born February 12, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Oregon. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2015 as an undrafted free agent. Williams attended and played high school football at Cascade High School. Williams attended and played college football at Western Oregon. In the 2011 season, he recorded 21 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns. On May 2, 2015, Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers following the 2015 NFL Draft. On September 19, 2015, he was waived. On September 22, 2015, he was signed to the Chargers' practice squad. On November 21, 2015, he was promoted to the active roster.

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Tyrell Williams
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Williams with the Chargers in 2015
No. 16 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-12) February 12, 1992 (age 27)
Salem, Oregon
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Cascade (Turner, Oregon)
College:Western Oregon
Undrafted:2015
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:155
Receiving yards:2,530
Receiving Touchdowns:17
Player stats at NFL.com

Tyrell Williams (born February 12, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Oregon. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2015 as an undrafted free agent.

Early years

Williams attended and played high school football at Cascade High School.[1]

College career

Williams attended and played college football at Western Oregon.[2] In the 2011 season, he recorded 21 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns.[3]

Professional career

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers

On May 2, 2015, Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers following the 2015 NFL Draft.[4] On September 19, 2015, he was waived.[5] On September 22, 2015, he was signed to the Chargers' practice squad.[6] On November 21, 2015, he was promoted to the active roster.[7]

On January 3, 2016, Williams made his first catch of the season and caught an 80-yard touchdown reception in the regular season finale. He finished the game with two catches for a total of 90 yards and one touchdown in a 20-27 loss to the Denver Broncos.[8]

In the 2016 season, Williams made two catches for 71 yards in the season opener against AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs. He became the third wide receiver behind Dontrelle Inman and Travis Benjamin after starting wide receivers Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson were placed on injured-reserve for the season. The following week, he caught three passes for 61 yards and caught his first touchdown of the season on a 44-yard reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2. On October 9, 2016, he had his first career game with over 100 receiving yards against the Oakland Raiders. He finished the game with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' 31-34 loss.[8] Williams finished his sophomore season with 69 catches for 1,059 yards and 7 touchdowns.

In 2017, Williams played in all 16 games with 15 starts, recording 43 receptions for 728 yards and four touchdowns.[9]

On March 12, 2018, the Chargers placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Williams.[10] On April 23, 2018, he signed his tender.[11] In Week 6 of the 2018 season, he recorded three receptions for 118 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in a victory over the Cleveland Browns.[12]

Oakland Raiders

On March 13, 2019, Williams signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.[13]

Career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GPGS RecYdsAvgLngTD AttYdsAvgLngTD FUMLost
2015SD 70 29045.080T1 ---------- ----
2016SD 1612 691,05915.351T7 ---------- ----
2017LAC 1615 4372816.975T4 ---------- 11
2018LAC 1610 4165315.975T5 2157.5140 20
Career 5537 1552,53016.38017 2157.5140 31

References

  1. "Tyrell Williams, from Cascade and Western Oregon, scores 75-yard TD for Chargers". Statesman Journal. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  2. Letourneau, Connor. "Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon wide receiver, develops into NFL prospect". OregonLive.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  3. "Tyrell Williams - Football". Western Oregon University Athletics. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  4. Gehlken, Michael (May 2, 2015). "Chargers add 21 rookies after draft". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  5. Gehlken, Michael (September 19, 2015). "Chargers waive WR Tyrell Williams, sign safety". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  6. Williams, Eric D. (November 21, 2015). "Chargers promote Tyrell Williams from practice squad to active roster". ESPN. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  7. Poehler, Bill (September 23, 2015). "Tyrell Williams signed to Chargers' practice squad". Statesman Journal. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  8. 1 2 "NFL Player Profile:Tyrell Williams". NFL.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  9. "How Tyrell Williams is Working Hard to Emulate Keenan Allen". Chargers.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  10. Alper, Josh (March 12, 2018). "Report: Chargers to put second-round tender on Tyrell Williams". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  11. Elwood, Hayley (April 23, 2018). "Tyrell Williams Signs RFA Tender". Chargers.com.
  12. "What an Absolutely Ridiculous Game by Tyrell Williams". Chargers.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  13. Teope, Herbie (March 13, 2019). "Oakland Raiders sign ex-Chargers WR Tyrell Williams". NFL.com.
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