Dexter Williams
No. 46 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-06) January 6, 1997 (age 24)
Orlando, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:West Orange
(Winter Garden, Florida)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Rushing yards:19
Rushing average:2.7
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Dexter Vidal Williams (born January 6, 1997) is an American football running back for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

College career

Williams attended and played college football at Notre Dame. He contributed from 2015 to 2018, amassing over 1,600 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns in his collegiate career.[1]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+18 in
(1.81 m)
212 lb
(96 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.57 s 4.16 s 7.00 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2][3]

Green Bay Packers

Williams was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[4] The Packers traded quarterback Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks in order to obtain the selection used to select Williams. On May 3, 2019, he signed his rookie contract with the Packers.[5] He made his NFL debut on October 20, 2019 during a Week 7 win over the Oakland Raiders, rushing three times for two yards.[6] He saw further action on December 29 during a Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions, temporarily replacing an injured Aaron Jones.[7]

Williams was waived on September 5, 2020, and re-signed to the practice squad five days later.[8][9] He was elevated to the active roster on October 24 and November 5 for the team's weeks 7 and 9 games against the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.[10][11] He was placed on the practice squad/injured list on November 11, 2020,[12] and restored to the practice squad on December 15.[13] He was elevated again on December 26 for the week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans, and reverted to the practice squad again following the game.[14] He was released on January 23, 2021.[15] On January 25, 2021, Williams signed a reserve/futures contract with the Packers.[16]

On August 31, 2021, Packers released Williams as part of their final roster cuts.[17]

New York Giants

On September 2, 2021, Williams was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.[18] He was released on September 22, 2021. On November 5, 2021, Williams was signed back to the New York Giants practice squad and released four days later.[19][20]

Cleveland Browns

Williams was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on November 10, 2021.[21] He was released on November 23rd

Miami Dolphins

On December 13, 2021, Williams was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad.[22]

NFL career statistics

Regular season statistics
Year Team GP GS Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2019 GB 4 0 5 11 2.2 5 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0
2020 GB 3 0 2 8 4 5 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 7 19 2.71 5 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

Personal life

Williams is from Winter Garden, Florida and attended Olympia High School before transferring to West Orange High School.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Dexter Williams College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "Dexter Williams Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Dexter Williams, Notre Dame, RB, 2019 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  4. ^ "Quick pick: Packers add Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams at No. 194 overall". packers.com. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Packers sign six draft choices". packers.com. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers – October 20th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – December 29th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. September 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "Packers signed Daylon Mack, Dexter Williams to practice squad", Packers.com, September 10, 2020
  10. ^ Kruse, Zach (October 25, 2020). "Packers elevate RB Dexter Williams, S Henry Black from practice squad". Packers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Packers elevate four players for 49ers game". Packers.com. November 5, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  12. ^ "Packers sign RB Mike Weber to the practice squad". Packers.com. November 11, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Packers sign DL Brian Price to practice squad". Packers.com. December 15, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  14. ^ "Packers activate C Corey Linsley from reserve/injured". Packers.com. December 26, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  15. ^ "Packers elevate Tramon Williams for gameday as COVID-19 replacement". Green Bay Packers Official Website. January 23, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  16. ^ "Packers sign 10 free agents". Green Bay Packers. January 25, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  17. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". packers.com. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  18. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 2, 2021). "Giants reach NFL-max 16-man practice squad". Giants.com.
  19. ^ Benton, Dan (November 5, 2021). "Giants place Dante Pettis on IR, sign Dexter Williams to practice squad". GiantsWire.com.
  20. ^ Benton, Dan (November 9, 2021). "Giants terminate practice squad contract of RB Dexter Williams". Giantswire.com.
  21. ^ "Browns sign 2 to practice squad, make other roster moves". ClevelandBrowns.com. November 10, 2021.
  22. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins Make Roster Moves - December 13". MiamiDolphins.com. December 13, 2021.
  23. ^ Hansen, Eric. "Notre Dame's Dexter Williams running his way up NFL Draft boards". Notre Dame Insider.