#41 Mike Williams
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6'2" 204 lbs Guard
HS: Riverside Buffalo, NY
Born: 5/18/1987 Buffalo, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2007-08 So G
4
0
10
3
3
100%
0
0
---
1
1
100%
0
1
1
0
1
0
3
1
0
7
1.8
0.0
0.3
Career     4
0
10 3 3 100% 0 0 --- 1 1 100% 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 7 1.8 0.0 0.3

Mike Williams was a star wide receiver for Syracuse Football, and a walk-on for the basketball team his sophomore season.

Williams joined the basketball team his sophomore season to help provide some depth on a Syracuse squad devastated by injuries. He would score 7 points in his college debut against Middle Tennessee State. He would leave the team a few games later to focus on football (and to avoid injury).

Williams was the top receiver on the football team. His freshman year he led the team in receptions. He was significantly better his sophomore season, tying the Syracuse season record for receptions with 60. He was named the football team MVP that season, along with earning second team All-Big East football honors.

College Football Stats
Season Cl Pos G Rec. Rec. Yds Ave Rec TD
2006 Fr
WR
10
24
461
19.2
4
2007 So WR
12
60
837
13.9
10
2009 Sr WR
7
49
746
15.2
6
Career    
29
133
2044
15.4
20

Williams would get caught cheating on an exam, and would be suspended from school prior to his junior season. He would eventually return to the university and the football team for the 2009 football season. However, midway through his senior season, he would quit the team. He would still lead the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as the Orange went 4-8.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would draft Williams in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL draft with the 101st overall pick. Despite his troubled past, he would make the Buccaneers squad for the 2010 season. Williams would immediately become a starter for the Buccaneers, starting all sixteen games his rookie season and amassing nearly a thousand yards (946), along with 11 touchdowns.

NFL Statistics
Seasons Pos G Rush Att Yards Rush YPA Rec. Rec. Yards TDs Pass Com Pass Att. Pass Yds % TDs Int
2 WR
32
1
3
3.0
130
1735
14
0 0 0 0.0 0 0

 

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