PRO: The Titans signed Nick Williams late in the 2018 offseason to bolster the wide receiving corps. The 5-foot-10-inch, 184-pounder originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2013 before spending the last three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. The University of Connecticut product is familiar with offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur’s offense, having spent time with the Titans’ playcaller in Washington and Atlanta.
• In 2015, Williams saw action in a career-high 14 contests for the Falcons and tallied career-bests with 17 receptions, 159 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
• While training to return to the NFL in 2014, Williams founded and operated HB/Performance LLC, an athletic training facility in New Jersey.
• Williams enrolled in the NFL’s Kelly School of Business MBA program in 2015.
• The East Windsor, N.J., native was originally signed by the Washington Redskins as a rookie free agent on May 2, 2013.
• Waived by the Redskins on Aug. 31, 2013 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
• Signed by the Redskins to their active roster from the practice squad on Nov. 12, 2013.
• Waived by the Redskins on Aug. 30, 2014 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
• Released by the Redskins from their practice squad on Sept. 9, 2014.
• Signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent on Feb. 24, 2015.
• Waived by the Falcons on Sept. 4, 2016 and signed to the team’s practice squad two days later.
• Signed by the Falcons to their active roster from the practice squad on Dec. 9, 2016.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on May 16, 2018.
• Appeared in 42 games at Connecticut (2009-12) and recorded 43 career receptions for 588 yards and two receiving touchdowns. Added 11 career rushing attempts for 43 yards and one rushing touchdown. Amassed 2,045 yards on 79 career kick returns with two touchdowns, an average of 25.9 yards per return with a career long of 100 yards. Also had 52 punt returns for 470 yards with two touchdowns and a long of 80 yards.
• When he graduated, held the Huskies school record for career kickoff return yards (2,045) and ranked second in yards per return (25.9). He is the only player in UConn history with at least two kickoff returns and two punt returns for touchdowns in a career.
• As a senior (2012), earned second-team All-Big East honors after finishing with 253 punt return yards and two touchdowns. Had 334 receiving yards and one rushing touchdown.
• As a junior (2011), appeared in 12 games as the primary kickoff returner with 37 returns for 920 yards and an average of 24.9 yards per return.
• As a sophomore (2010), ranked first in the nation in kickoff returns with a single-season record 35.29 yards per return, earning first-team All-Big East honors. Was only the second player in school history to have two kickoff returns for a touchdown in a single season.
• As a true freshman (2009), appeared in seven games.
• Graduated with a degree in economics from Connecticut.
• Attended the Hun School in Princeton, N.J.
• As a senior in 2008, was named the Trenton Times Player of the Year and earned all-conference honors on both offense and defense.
• As a junior, made 50 tackles with three interceptions and was named all-conference on both offense and defense.
• As a sophomore in 2006, earned all-conference honors on defense with 11 interceptions.
• Follow Williams on Twitter at @NickyWilz13 and on Instagram at @nickytrillz.
• Born Nick Williams on Nov. 23, 1990 in Hightstown, N.J.
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