|No. 31 – Kansas City Chiefs|
|Born:||April 15, 1995|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||224 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||John Ehret (Marrero, Louisiana)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2021|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Darrel Williams (born April 15, 1995) is an American football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University. He was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2018.
Williams was a four-star recruit coming out of John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana; he amassed 2,036 yards and had 27 touchdowns in his senior year. He had offers from Arizona State, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Florida.
In Williams's freshman season at LSU, he joined a four-player running back rotation. As a senior, he started in several games in place of an injured Derrius Guice. On October 21, 2017, against Ole Miss, he became the first player in LSU history to record at least 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. After the conclusion of LSU's 2017 season, Williams accepted an invitation to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft 11+5⁄8 in
|4.72 s||4.21 s||32.0 in
|9 ft 1 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Williams was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2018. He totaled 13 carries for 44 rushing yards and three receptions for 27 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in his rookie season.
In Week 4 of the 2019 season against the Detroit Lions, Williams rushed eight times for 13 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 43 yards in the 34-30 win. He was placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2019 with a hamstring injury. He finished the season with 141 rushing yards and three touchdowns, along with 15 catches for 167 yards and one touchdown through 12 games. During his absence, the Chiefs went on to win Super Bowl LIV, their first championship in 50 years.
In the 2020 season, Williams finished the season with 39 carries for 169 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with 18 receptions for 116 receiving yards. He earned the start for the Divisional Round against the Cleveland Browns due to an injury to Clyde Edwards-Helaire. In the AFC Championship against the Buffalo Bills, Williams rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown during the 38–24 win. He played in Super Bowl LV, but only recorded 15 total scrimmage yards in the 31–9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Williams signed a one-year contract extension with the Chiefs on March 16, 2021.