|No. 9 – Detroit Lions|
|Born:||March 26, 2001|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Cardinal Ritter (St. Louis)|
|NFL Draft:||2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12|
|Roster status:||Active/non-football injury|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Jameson Williams (born March 26, 2001) is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). 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 was born on March 26, 2001, and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School and played for their football team. As a junior, Williams caught 36 passes for 1,062 yards and 15 touchdowns and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns. He was named an Under Armour All-American after finishing his senior season with 68 receptions for 1,626 yards and 22 touchdowns. Williams also ran track at Cardinal Ritter and won back-to-back Class 3 state titles in the 300 meter hurdles and set the state record. He was rated a four-star football prospect and committed to play at Ohio State.
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.
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. He finished the 2021 season with 79 receptions for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns. He declared for the 2022 NFL Draft following the championship game and began to rehab from the injury.
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.