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D.J. Williams
TE #45
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 35 9 70 7.8 2 12 0 0 0 3 0
2013 NE 2 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2013 JAC 7 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2012 GB 13 7 57 8.1 4.4 12 0 0 0 3 0
2011 GB 13 2 13 6.5 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 35 2 24 12 12 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NE 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 GB 13 2 24 12 12 0 0 0 0 0
2011 GB 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 35 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 NE 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 7 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 GB 13 3 0 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 GB 13 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

D.J. Williams, 25, played in seven games with one start for Jacksonville this season before being released by the Jaguars on Nov. 4. The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick (101st overall) by Green Bay out of Arkansas in 2011. Williams was waived by Green Bay on Aug. 31, 2013, and claimed off waivers and awarded to Jacksonville on Sept. 1, 2013. He has played in 33 NFL games with three starts and has nine receptions for 70 yards.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
D.J. Williams was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Dec. 9, 2013 … Originally drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft ... Released by Green Bay (8/31/13) ... Claimed off waivers and awarded to Jacksonville from Green Bay (9/1/13) ... Released by Jacksonville (11/4/13) ... Signed by NewEngland as a free agent (11/27/13) ... Released by New England (12/4/13).

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (7/1 – Jacksonville)
  • Went to training camp with but was released prior to the start of hte regular season and claimed by Jacksonville.
  • Appeared in seven games with one start and did not accumulate any statistics.


2013 (2/0, 0/0 - New England)
  • Appeared in two regular-season games during two separate stints with the team late in the season. Did not accrue any statistics.
  • Was inactive for both playoff games.
  • Appeared in his first game as a Patriot at Houston (12/1).
  • Re-signed with the Patriots on Dec. 9 and was a healthy scratch at Miami (12/15), at Baltimore (12/22), in the AFC Divisional Playoff vs. Indianapolis (1/11) and the AFC Championship at Denver (1/19).

2012 (13/2, 1/0 - Green Bay)
  • Played in 13 games and made two starts.
  • Appeared in one playoff game and made one special teams tackle.
  • Was inactive for the NFC Divisonal Playoff game at San Francisco (1/17).
  • Totaled seven receptions for 57 yards and posted three special teams tackles.
  • Caugh a career-high two passes for 20 yards at Indianapolis (10/7).


2011 (13/0 - Green Bay)
  • Appeared in 13 games and caught two passes for 13 yards.
  • Made two special teams tackles.
  • Caught his first career pass for 7 yards at Atlanta (10/9).


COLLEGE
  • Finished his career at Arkansas as the most prolific pass-catching tight end in school hisotry, finishing his career with 152 receptions for 1,855 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 51 games with 32 starts.
  • As a senior in 2010, became the first Arkansas player to win the John Mackey Award, given annually to the country’s top tight end.
  • Earned fist-team All-SEC recognition as a senior by leading the team with 54 receptions for 627 yards and a career-high four touchdowns and starting all 13 games.
  • Appeared in 13 games with nine starts as a junior and earned second-team All-SEC honors with 32 receptions for 411 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Played 12 games with eight starts as a sophomore and posted career highs with 61 receptions for 723 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Appeared in 13 games with two starts as a freshman and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after catching eight passes for 94 yards.


PERSONAL
  • Born David Edward Williams Jr. on Sept. 10, 1988.
  • Ranked the No. 9 tight end in the country and the No. 4 player in Arkansas by Rivals.com as a senior in high school.
  • Also lettered in basketball all four years and twice in track.
  • Enjoys playing the piano.

EXTRA POINTS

  • Williams won the 2010 Spirit Award, which is given to the nation’s most inspirational college player, and the honor serves as a reflection of his personal journey.

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