Michael Williams (tight end)

Michael Williams
No. -Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-08) September 8, 1990
Place of birth: Reform, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 284 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Pickens County (AL)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 211
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Receptions: 3
Receiving yards: 26
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Williams (born September 8, 1990) is an American football tight end of the National Football League (NFL) who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in the seventh round (211th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.

Early years

Williams attended Pickens County High School in Alabama. He earned All-County, All-Area and honorable mention All-State honors while playing basketball in high school.[1] While at high school, He also earned the 2007 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State honors as a Tight end[2] on the first team and also was selected as the ASWA Class 2A lineman of the year.[1] He was a member of The Mobile Press-Register Elite 18 while at High School.[3] He earned first team All-State honors in his Junior season and also was an Honorable mention as a Tight end while at high school.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Michael Williams
Defensive End
Reform, Alabama Pickens County high school 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Feb 16, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 17 (DE)   Rivals: 4 (DE), 148 (National), 10 (Alabama)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career

He played College football at Alabama. He finished college with a total of 51 receptions, 503 receiving yards along with seven touchdowns.[4] On January 7, 2013, He had 3 receptions, 17 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown against Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.[5] On January 2013, He was added to the Senior Bowl roster.[6]

Professional career

Detroit Lions

2013 season

In the 2013 NFL Draft, Williams was selected in the 7th round (211th overall) by the Detroit Lions.[7] On August 22, 2013, Williams broke his hand during a preseason game against the New England Patriots.[8] On August 31, 2013, Williams was placed on injured reserve.[9]

2014 season

After the draft of tight end Eric Ebron it was announced that Williams would be moved to offensive tackle and would wear the number 73.[10]

New England Patriots

2015 season

On August 25, 2015, the Lions traded Williams to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 seventh-round draft pick.[11] Williams was assigned No. 85, indicating a return to tight end.[12]

2016 season

On June 8, 2016, Williams suffered a torn ACL during practice.[13] On June 10, 2016, he was waived.[14] Williams was placed on the Patriots' injured reserve list June 13 after clearing waivers.[15] On July 19th, 2016, he received surgery for his injury.


  1. 1 2 3 "Alabama Crimson Tide Profile". rolltide.com.
  2. "2007 2A Team". ahsfhs.org.
  3. "IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Michael Williams, Jerrell Harris". publicus.com. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
  4. "Michael Williams Alabama Statistics". sports-reference.com/.
  5. "Alabama vs Notre Dame Box Score". foxsports.com.
  6. "Alabama tight end Michael Williams joins Senior Bowl roster". al.com. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  7. Yuille, Sean (2013-04-27). "2013 NFL Draft results: Lions pick Michael Williams". Pride Of Detroit. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  8. Yuille, Sean (2013-08-23). "Michael Williams injury: Lions tight end breaks hand". Pride Of Detroit. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  9. Reisman, Jeremy (2013-08-31). "Lions place Michael Williams on injured reserve". Pride Of Detroit. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  10. Yuille, Sean (2014-05-21). "Lions move Michael Williams to offensive tackle". Pride Of Detroit. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  11. Sessler, Marc (August 25, 2015). "Patriots acquire OT/TE Michael Williams from Lions". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  12. Birkett, Dave (2016-01-16). "Williams makes most of fresh start after Lions trade". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  13. Reiss, Mike (2016-06-09). "Pats TE Williams likely to go on IR with ACL tear". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  14. "Patriots Release TE Michael Williams". New England Patriots. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  15. Thomas, Oliver (2016-06-13). "Michael Williams reverts to Patriots' injured reserve". 24-7 Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
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