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Encyclopedia > Mike Williams (wide receiver)
Mike Williams



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Date of birth January 4, 1984
Place of birth Tampa, FL
Position(s) WR
College USC
NFL Draft 2005 / Round 1 / Pick 10
Team(s)
2005-Present Detroit Lions
For the offensive lineman, see Mike Williams (offensive lineman).

Micheal "Mike" Williams (born January 4, 1984 in Tampa, Florida) is an American football wide receiver. As a star in college he set USC freshman records for touchdowns and yards as a wide receiver. Williams declared for the 2004 NFL Draft, but he was declined by a federal judge. He could not return to college afterwards because he had already hired an agent. Image File history File linksMetadata Williams_Mike1. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the downtown district of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2005 NFL Draft took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Michael D. Williams (born January 11, 1980 in Dallas, Texas) is a tackle in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the downtown district of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ...

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Professional career

He was selected 10th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. ESPN.com reported on July 21, 2006 that Williams had been fined more that $400,000 by the Lions in his rookie year but that was proven false by sports writer Mike O'Hara. Mike Williams admits to being fined often in 2005 but said it was far less than recently reported. In fact, Williams produced a line-by-line statement from the franchise showing the amount for the full season was $60,443. Williams is also referred to by many as BMW for Big Mike Williams. The 2005 NFL Draft took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


So far in the 2006 season, Mike has been on the inactive list for both of the Lions first two games. After the Lions' 34-7 loss to the Bears, Mike sounded off on the organization, saying he didn't understand why he wasn't getting any playing time. One of his points was that head coach Rod Marinelli stresses the fact that every player must earn their playing time; Az-Zahir Hakim played in the game after practicing for just two days, while Mike has been with the team all year. He also made references to being the scapegoat of the new coaching regime. He has played in two games the 2006 season but had 0 catches. He hasn't played a down of football now that week 11 has passed.


On November 15, 2006, a Detroit Lions beat writer reported that Williams would likely be cut before June 2007, and could even retire, rather than seek a spot on another team[1]. Williams would likely be considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.


High school career

Mike Williams attended Plant High School (famous alum includes Wade Boggs) in Tampa, Florida. As a junior, he caught 35 passes for 803 yards (22.9 yards per rec. avg.), and 12 touchdowns, and he was an All-State Class 4-A second team selection. As a sophomore, he caught 28 passes for 631 yards (22.54 yards per rec. avg.). He also starred in basketball. As a senior, he averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. As a junior, he won Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County first team honors. In high school Williams was known for his backward lateral passes to his teammates. Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, whose hitting in the 1980s and 1990s dominated the American League in much the same way as his National League contemporary Tony Gwynn. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...


College career

Williams played split end (SE) wide receiver during most of his games for the USC Trojans; he wore the jersey number 1. Williams played in all 26 games during his freshman and sophomore years at USC, and started 15 of those games. His freshman season, he had 81 receptions for 1,265 yards and 14 touchdowns. These statistics are all USC and Pacific 10 Conference freshman records. He began an even more impressive sophomore campaign in 2003, which resulted in 95 catches leading to 1,314 yards and 16 touchdowns. The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Miscellaneous Facts

These facts courtesy of the official website of the Detroit Lions

  • While growing up, he was a Buffalo Bills fan. His favorite player was Barry Sanders (who played for the Lions), who he enjoyed watching have some of his best games against Tampa Bay, his hometown team.
  • Williams doesn’t watch TV, but owns all of the Simpson’s episodes on DVD.
  • Before every game, he lays his uniform out on the floor.
  • Loves classic cars; has two 1973 Impalas and a 1971 Chevelle.
  • During the offseason, he coaches football at the YMCA in Tampa that he attended as a youth.
  • After his football career, he would like to be a TV football analyst – “one that actually knows about football, not one that just tries to be controversial.”

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