Position: Running Back
Height: 5'7" Weight: 195 lbs
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: Undrafted Free Agent
Trey Williams may be small in stature but he brings a lot to the table as far as his versatility on the football field. He is now a Washington Redskin looking to make a name for himself in the NFL. Here are five things to know about him:
#1. Trey Williams is from Spring, Texas. He was a five star running back who played high school football in Houston, TX at Dekaney High School. In his senior season at Dekaney (2011), he ran the ball 427 times for 3,980 yards (9.1 yards per rush) and 48 touchdowns. He ran for 2,290 yards (9.1 yards per rush) and 20 touchdowns as a junior. For his high school career he had these numbers: 935 carries, 8,110 yards and 86 touchdowns.
Here are all of the accolades he received and his highlight film:
- Parade All-American
- Sports Illustrated All-American
- U.S. Army All-American
- SuperPrep All-American
- 2011 Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year finalist
- Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year honoree & First-team All-State player
- First-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football (Winter 2012 edition)
- Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year
- Class 5A second-team All-State honoree and the District 13-5A MVP award winner
- Newcomer of the Year in District 13-5A
#2. As a result of his great high school career, he received offers from some of the best division I schools in the country. Among those were: Texas A&M, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Miami, LSU and a few others. According to the 247sports Composite, he was ranked as the No. 2 all-purpose running back and the No. 4 best player in Texas. He chose to play his college football at Texas A&M.
As a freshman in 2012, he played in all 13 games and ran the ball 65 times for 376 yards and five touchdowns. He also caught 12 passes for 171 yards (13.2 avg.) and was second on the team in total all-purpose yards with 1,104 (85.7 yards per game). He was named to the Freshman All-SEC team.
Receiving: 38 receptions, 330 yards (8.7 yards per catch) and one touchdown
He announced his decision to enter the 2015 NFL Draft on twitter:
Special thanks to my Texas A&M family and coaching staff. I've prayed about it and decided to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL #Gigem— ★=Williams (@twll3) January 1, 2015
#3. Three days after the draft, news broke that Trey Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins.
"I came out of an offense that ran that style. It’s not new to me at all. If I see a hole, I am going to hit it as fast as I can. There’s no fear in me hitting a hole." Williams told the Baltimore Times. "When I hit a hole, I am not looking at the first person. I trust the line to do their job. I am already looking ahead at the linebacker and the free safety. I am able to pay attention to both of them at the same time. I make my moves off of that."
Callahan also believes that Williams has the ability to be a slot receiver and so does he:
"When I catch the ball and I am in the secondary, I am at the third level of the defense right away. I like that! A lot of people underestimate my catching ability. I was a wide receiver my freshman year in high school. It’s an extra asset that I bring to the table."
#5. Williams has to compete for a spot in a loaded backfield right now. Training camp and the preseason are his best bets to make the Redskins' active roster.
Bottom Line: Trey Williams looks like he could be solid back for the Redskins, He'll have to work hard for his spot. If he doesn't make the team, he has enough talent to make it on another NFL roster.