Terry Williams
No. 87     BC Lions
Williams with the Lions in 2022
Born: (1996-04-08) April 8, 1996 (age 28)
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Wide receiver
Kick returner
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
CollegeItawamba CC
High schoolSouthaven (Southaven, Mississippi)
Career history
As player
20212022Ottawa Redblacks
2022–presentBC Lions
Career stats

Terry Williams (born April 8, 1996) is an American professional football wide receiver and kick returner for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the UT Martin Skyhawks.

College career

Itawamba Community College

Williams first played college football for the Itawamba Community College Indians from 2016 to 2017.[1] In 2017, he recorded 1,095 receiving yards and became the program's all-time leading receiver.[2]


On December 20, 2017, it was announced that Williams had signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the UT Martin Skyhawks in 2018.[2][3] He played in 23 games in two seasons for the program where he had 125 catches for 1,317 yards and six touchdowns.[3] He also had 40 punt returns for 608 yards and two touchdowns.[3][4]

Professional career

Ottawa Redblacks

On January 18, 2021, it was announced that Williams had signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[5] He was released following training camp on July 29, 2021, but re-signed with the team on September 12, 2021, and was placed on the practice roster.[6] He later played in his first professional game on October 23, 2021, against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he had seven punt returns for 62 yards and four kickoff returns for 66 yards.[4][7] He played in two regular season games before returning to the practice roster.[6] He re-signed with the team for the 2022 season on November 20, 2021.[6]

In 2022, Williams opened the season as the team's primary punt and kick returner and played in the first nine games where he led the league with 36 kickoff returns for 914 yards and also had 31 punt returns for 306 yards.[4] Following the signing of DeVonte Dedmon, Williams was placed on the injured list on August 26, 2022, as a healthy scratch.[6][8]

BC Lions

On September 4, 2022, it was announced that Williams had been traded to the BC Lions in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2023 CFL Draft and a conditional selection in the 2024 CFL Draft.[9]

Personal life

Williams was born to parents Angular Williams and Torris Robinson.[3] He has four siblings, Tia, Tamare, Montez, and Lashanda.[3]


  1. ^ "Terry Williams". Itawamba Community College Indians. Retrieved September 8, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Indians send 14 to the next level". Itawamba Community College Indians. December 20, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Terry Williams". UT Martin Skyhawks. Retrieved September 8, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Terry Williams". BC Lions. Retrieved September 7, 2022.
  5. ^ "Redblacks sign American trio". Ottawa Redblacks. January 18, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved September 8, 2022.
  7. ^ "Ottawa Redblacks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats". Canadian Football League. October 23, 2021.
  8. ^ "Alouettes, Redblacks injury report: Najee Murray questionable for Friday". Canadian Football League. August 29, 2022.
  9. ^ "Lions Acquire WR/KR Terry Williams In Trade With Ottawa". BC Lions. September 4, 2022.