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Damian Williams
WR #17
Height:
6-1
Weight:
193
College:
USC
Experience:
4

Biography

PRO: Damian Williams is a talented and versatile member of the Titans offense coming off a 30-catch campaign in 2012.  The Titans used their first of two third-round selections in the 2010 NFL Draft on the the rangy Southern California wide receiver and punt returner.  Then, as a rookie, he gained valuable experience in 16 games and notched 16 receptions.  In 2011, he finished second on the team in touchdown receptions (five), third in receiving yards (592) and fifth in receptions (45).  His crisp route-running ability and soft hands make him a reliable target in the passing game.  Williams declared for the NFL Draft early after spending his freshman campaign with the Arkansas Razorbacks and the next two seasons with USC.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2011, Williams ranked second on the squad with five touchdown receptions.  He totaled 45 catches for 592 yards.  
•    At Carolina on Nov. 13, 2011, Williams notched his first career 100-yard game, totaling 107 yards and a touchdown on five receptions.
•    During his rookie season in 2010, Williams played in every game and recorded 219 yards on 16 receptions.
•    At Dallas on Oct. 10, 2010, he notched his first career reception on a 23-yard pass from Vince Young.
•    At USC in 2009, he recorded 70 receptions for 1,010 yards (14.4 avg.) and six touchdowns for a conference-leading average of 84.2 receiving yards per game.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    During the 2012 and 2013 offseasons, Williams made mission trips Guatemala.  Each trip he spent a week helping build houses, distributing essentials to the locals and teaching young children at schools.  Williams said the goodwill visits were eye-opening, life-changing events.
•    During the 2013 offseason, Williams trained in Arlington, Texas, with a group athletes that included Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
•    Williams founded a campus Bible study group known as Generate USC along with longtime teammate Mitch Mustain at Southern Cal.  The group evolved to 85 people per week and Williams then passed the leadership torch to current USC quarterback Matt Barkley.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Springdale, Ark., native was selected by the Titans with their first of two picks in the third round (77th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.  

COLLEGE:
•    In three collegiate seasons, Williams started 25 of 38 games and caught 147 passes for 2,114 yards (14.4 avg.) with 17 touchdowns.  He began his career at Arkansas where he was named to the Freshman All-Southeastern Conference first team.  Williams then transferred to Southern Cal following his freshman campaign and appeared in 26 games with 20 starts over two seasons, amassing  128 receptions for 1,879 yards (14.7 avg.) with 15 touchdowns for the Trojans.  Williams was also a prolific punt returner bringing back 25 punts for 339 yards and two touchdowns.
•    As a junior (2009), selected third-team All-American as an all-purpose athlete by The NFL Draft Report, while earning All-Pac 10 Conference first team honors as a receiver and punt returner.  Also was a recipient of the College Football Performance National Punt Returner of the Year Award, and was voted USC’s MVP by his teammates.  Williams, a team captain, enjoyed his most successful campaign as a junior, recording 70 receptions for 1,010 yards (14.4 avg.) and six touchdowns, while leading the conference with an average of 84.2 receiving yards per game.  He returned 24 punts for 340 yards and two touchdowns and his punt return average of 14.2 yards led the conference and ranked third nationally.
•    In 2008, as a sophomore saw action in 13 games with nine starts and led the Trojans with 58 receptions for 869 yards (15.0 avg.) and nine touchdowns.  Earned College Football News Sophomore All-American honorable mention, USC’s John McKay Award, as well as All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention.
•    In 2007 season, transferred to Southern California in the spring of 2007 from Arkansas, but was forced to sit out the 2007 season under NCAA transfer rules.
•    As a freshman (2006), was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-American third-team and Freshman All-Southeastern Conference first-team.  Started five of the 13 games he appeared in at Arkansas, catching 19 passes for 235 yards (12.4 avg.) with two touchdowns.
•    Majored in Sociology at Southern Cal.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single and splits time between Nashville and Springdale, Ark.
•    Attended Springdale High School (Springdale, Ark.), playing football for head coach Gus Malzahn.  Helped Springdale to a 14-0 record in 2005 on the way to an Arkansas state championship title and a No. 2 national ranking.  
•    As a senior in 2005, caught 63 passes for 1,495 yards (23.7 avg.) with 24 touchdowns, ran for 463 yards on 31 carries (14.9 avg.) with 12 scores.  Also had eight kickoff returns for 254 yards (31.8 avg.), including a pair of touchdowns.  Defensively, made 25 tackles and three interceptions, returning one for a score.
•    As a junior in 2004, he earned All-State honors as he caught 31 passes for 545 yards (17.6 avg.) with four touchdowns, rushed for 137 yards on 19 carries (7.2 avg.) with two scores, returned two kickoffs for 116 yards (58.0 avg.) and averaged 13.1 yards on as a punt returner.
•    Also starred in baseball, where he helped his team to the Class 5-A-West title as a sophomore.
•    Follow Williams on Twitter at @dwillone7.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Life”; (TV show) “CSI”; (actor) Will Smith; (music artist) Jay-Z.; (school subject) Math; (video game) NBA2K; (food) sushi; (sports hero) Charles Woodson; and (sports team as a child) Denver Nuggets, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves.
•    Born Damian Lamar Williams on May 26, 1988 in Dallas, Texas.
PRO: Damian Williams is a talented and versatile member of the Titans offense coming off a 30-catch campaign in 2012.  The Titans used their first of two third-round selections in the 2010 NFL Draft on the the rangy Southern California wide receiver and punt returner.  Then, as a rookie, he gained valuable experience in 16 games and notched 16 receptions.  In 2011, he finished second on the team in touchdown receptions (five), third in receiving yards (592) and fifth in receptions (45).  His crisp route-running ability and soft hands make him a reliable target in the passing game.  Williams declared for the NFL Draft early after spending his freshman campaign with the Arkansas Razorbacks and the next two seasons with USC.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2011, Williams ranked second on the squad with five touchdown receptions.  He totaled 45 catches for 592 yards.  
•    At Carolina on Nov. 13, 2011, Williams notched his first career 100-yard game, totaling 107 yards and a touchdown on five receptions.
•    During his rookie season in 2010, Williams played in every game and recorded 219 yards on 16 receptions.
•    At Dallas on Oct. 10, 2010, he notched his first career reception on a 23-yard pass from Vince Young.
•    At USC in 2009, he recorded 70 receptions for 1,010 yards (14.4 avg.) and six touchdowns for a conference-leading average of 84.2 receiving yards per game.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    During the 2012 and 2013 offseasons, Williams made mission trips Guatemala.  Each trip he spent a week helping build houses, distributing essentials to the locals and teaching young children at schools.  Williams said the goodwill visits were eye-opening, life-changing events.
•    During the 2013 offseason, Williams trained in Arlington, Texas, with a group athletes that included Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
•    Williams founded a campus Bible study group known as Generate USC along with longtime teammate Mitch Mustain at Southern Cal.  The group evolved to 85 people per week and Williams then passed the leadership torch to current USC quarterback Matt Barkley.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Springdale, Ark., native was selected by the Titans with their first of two picks in the third round (77th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.  

COLLEGE:
•    In three collegiate seasons, Williams started 25 of 38 games and caught 147 passes for 2,114 yards (14.4 avg.) with 17 touchdowns.  He began his career at Arkansas where he was named to the Freshman All-Southeastern Conference first team.  Williams then transferred to Southern Cal following his freshman campaign and appeared in 26 games with 20 starts over two seasons, amassing  128 receptions for 1,879 yards (14.7 avg.) with 15 touchdowns for the Trojans.  Williams was also a prolific punt returner bringing back 25 punts for 339 yards and two touchdowns.
•    As a junior (2009), selected third-team All-American as an all-purpose athlete by The NFL Draft Report, while earning All-Pac 10 Conference first team honors as a receiver and punt returner.  Also was a recipient of the College Football Performance National Punt Returner of the Year Award, and was voted USC’s MVP by his teammates.  Williams, a team captain, enjoyed his most successful campaign as a junior, recording 70 receptions for 1,010 yards (14.4 avg.) and six touchdowns, while leading the conference with an average of 84.2 receiving yards per game.  He returned 24 punts for 340 yards and two touchdowns and his punt return average of 14.2 yards led the conference and ranked third nationally.
•    In 2008, as a sophomore saw action in 13 games with nine starts and led the Trojans with 58 receptions for 869 yards (15.0 avg.) and nine touchdowns.  Earned College Football News Sophomore All-American honorable mention, USC’s John McKay Award, as well as All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention.
•    In 2007 season, transferred to Southern California in the spring of 2007 from Arkansas, but was forced to sit out the 2007 season under NCAA transfer rules.
•    As a freshman (2006), was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-American third-team and Freshman All-Southeastern Conference first-team.  Started five of the 13 games he appeared in at Arkansas, catching 19 passes for 235 yards (12.4 avg.) with two touchdowns.
•    Majored in Sociology at Southern Cal.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single and splits time between Nashville and Springdale, Ark.
•    Attended Springdale High School (Springdale, Ark.), playing football for head coach Gus Malzahn.  Helped Springdale to a 14-0 record in 2005 on the way to an Arkansas state championship title and a No. 2 national ranking.  
•    As a senior in 2005, caught 63 passes for 1,495 yards (23.7 avg.) with 24 touchdowns, ran for 463 yards on 31 carries (14.9 avg.) with 12 scores.  Also had eight kickoff returns for 254 yards (31.8 avg.), including a pair of touchdowns.  Defensively, made 25 tackles and three interceptions, returning one for a score.
•    As a junior in 2004, he earned All-State honors as he caught 31 passes for 545 yards (17.6 avg.) with four touchdowns, rushed for 137 yards on 19 carries (7.2 avg.) with two scores, returned two kickoffs for 116 yards (58.0 avg.) and averaged 13.1 yards on as a punt returner.
•    Also starred in baseball, where he helped his team to the Class 5-A-West title as a sophomore.
•    Follow Williams on Twitter at @dwillone7.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Life”; (TV show) “CSI”; (actor) Will Smith; (music artist) Jay-Z.; (school subject) Math; (video game) NBA2K; (food) sushi; (sports hero) Charles Woodson; and (sports team as a child) Denver Nuggets, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves.
•    Born Damian Lamar Williams on May 26, 1988 in Dallas, Texas.
 
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 57 107 1,327 12.4 23.3 54 5 16 4 66 0
2014 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 1 1 14 14 14 14 0 0 0 1 0
2013 TEN 10 15 178 11.9 17.8 32 0 3 0 10 0
2012 TEN 13 30 324 10.8 24.9 27 0 2 0 18 0
2011 TEN 15 45 592 13.2 39.5 54 5 7 4 27 0
2010 TEN 16 16 219 13.7 13.7 39 0 4 0 10 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 57 1 0 5 5 0.1 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
2014 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 1 0.1 5 5 0.3 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 57 5 129 25.8 37 0 3 0 0 0
2014 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 10 5 123 24.6 37 0 3 0 0 0
2012 TEN 13 0 6 -- 6 0 0 0 0 0
2011 TEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 57 4 12 3 8 0 0 0 3 2
2014 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 10 4 12 3 8 0 0 0 3 2
2012 TEN 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 57 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 STL 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 57 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 10 2 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2012 TEN 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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