Joshua Williams
No. 23 – Kansas City Chiefs
Personal information
Born: (1999-10-17) October 17, 1999 (age 22)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Jack Britt (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
College:Fayetteville State (2018–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 4 / Pick: 135
Career history
Roster status:Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-CIAA (2021)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Joshua Williams (born October 17, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

Early life and high school

Williams grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina and attended Jack Britt High School, where he played football and ran track. After graduating from Jack Britt, he completed a postgraduate year at Palmetto Prep in Columbia, South Carolina.[1]

College career

Williams primarily played the nickel cornerback position as a freshman.[2] He moved to outside corner before his sophomore year and finished the season with 32 tackles, one tackle for loss, 11 passes defended, and two interceptions.[3] Williams' junior season in 2020 was canceled due to Covid-19.[4] As a senior, he had 31 tackles with nine passes defended and three interceptions, one of which he returned 32 yards for a touchdown, and was named first team All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.[1] After the conclusion of his college career, Williams played in the 2022 Senior Bowl.[5][6] Williams participated in the 2022 NFL Combine.[7]

Professional career

Williams was selected in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.[8]


  1. ^ a b Holland, Monica (March 11, 2022). "Jack Britt alum Joshua Williams aims to be first Fayetteville State NFL Draftee since 1976". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  2. ^ Fragoza, James (March 2, 2022). "Joshua Williams, Fayetteville State CB". Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  3. ^ "Fayetteville State football's Joshua Williams, Jordan Ferguson, Jerome Bentley see NFL scouts at practices". The Fayetteville Observer. September 7, 2021. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "Fayetteville State football: Things to know heading into the season". The Fayetteville Observer. September 1, 2021. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  5. ^ "Fayetteville State corner eyes NFL at Senior Bowl". North State Journal. February 2, 2022. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  6. ^ "Small school corner Joshua Williams shows toughness, speed at Senior Bowl". The Detroit News. February 2, 2022. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  7. ^ "NFL Combine gives SC State's Durant, other HBCU prospects national spotlight". The State. March 7, 2022. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  8. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs pick standout HBCU cornerback Joshua Williams in NFL Draft's Round 4". The Kansas City Star. April 30, 2022. Retrieved May 1, 2022.