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Mike Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Clemson Tigers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205

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Clemson redshirt junior WR Mike Williams caught 12 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in the school's 24-17 overtime win over NC State.
Williams dealt with a hamstring injury leading up to this game, but his performance was vintage Williams: winning at the catch point. He did lose a fumble while fighting for extra yards, but the rest of his game compensated for that one negative moment. Williams is one of the nation's best offensive weapons. Oct 15 - 4:04 PM

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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney expects redshirt junior WR Mike Williams (hamstring) to play Saturday versus North Carolina State.

Not only that, but Hunter Renfrow is expected to take the field against the 4-1 Wolfpack as well. "I expect Mike (Williams) to play," Swinney said. "I think (Hunter) Renfrow will hopefully get some time this week. I expect both of those guys to play. Jalen (Williams), I expect him to play. Austin (Bryant), all of those guys should play this week." Williams tweaked his upper hamstring against Boston College. He's posted 27 catches for 432 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
Source: Tiger Net
Oct 13 - 4:54 PM

Clemson redshirt junior WR Mike Williams will be held out of practice on Monday after tweaking his upper hamstring against Boston College.

Williams will be evaluated on Tuesday. The star receiver missed all of 2015 after breaking a bone in his neck, but returned this season and has looked outstanding. Williams has 27 catches for 432 yards and three touchdowns on the season. His body control to adjust for targets is some of the best in college football.
Oct 10 - 11:24 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay ranks Clemson senior WR Mike William as the No. 14 overall draft-eligible prospect.

"Williams has again proved to be a terrific deep-ball threat," McShay wrote. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Williams has averaged about 17 yards per catch over his career.
Source: ESPN
Oct 7 - 7:43 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams had only two catches for 24 yards in Saturday's 30-24 win over Troy.

Deshaun Watson and Williams just couldn't seem to get on the same page in this one, which is a real credit to the Troy defense after Williams had his way with Auburn. Watson missed Williams on two deep routes and the pair appeared to have communication issues. Hopefully that gets sorted out next week, because the first-round talents are unstoppable when they're clicking.
Sep 10 - 5:01 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams caught nine passes for 174 yards in Saturday's 19-13 win over Auburn.

Williams infamously suffered a season-ending neck injury in the opener a year ago. This time around it was a far happier affair for the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder. He averaged 19.3 yards per reception and while he did not find the end zone in the win, that should be of no concern. That Williams is back playing football at all -- and doing it awesomely -- is nice for fantasy owners and all humans with hearts.
Sep 4 - 1:06 AM

Clemson receivers coach Jeff Scott believes senior WR Mike Williams can be every bit as good as DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins.

"I think he has potential to be as good as any guy that we've had here. He definitely has potential to be in that conversation," Scott said. "He's made some plays in practice that remind us of some of those guys whenever they were here. There's no doubt we see him in that same light." The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder was lost for the season with a neck injury in last season's opener. In 2014, he caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. Stud Clemson CB Cordrea Tankersley had this assessment about covering Williams in practice: "(It's) the hardest thing ever. You can have the best technique down, get the best jam on him, and he'll still make that catch. None of it matters."
Aug 16 - 6:14 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams had Pro Football Focus' No. 12 grade among wide receivers in 2014.

Of Williams' 18.1 yards per reception in 2014, 7.6 came after the catch. He piled up 11 forced missed tackles on 57 receptions. "A healthy Williams steps right back in as the top playmaker for Clemson," Steve Palazzolo wrote. PFF lists Williams as the No. 58 player in college football.
Jul 15 - 5:56 PM

Clemson WR Mike Williams could play today if it was football season, head coach Dabo Swinney said.

Williams suffered a neck injury in the season opener last year and underwent an operation that sidelined him for the entire season. On the field, Williams is an outstanding prospect and would have been one of the top receivers in the 2016 class. It truly is amazing how far Clemson made it last year without their top receiver. We are excited to see Williams step foot on the field in 2016.
Apr 20 - 10:57 AM

Clemson senior CB Cordrea Tankersly indicated that he views senior WR Mike Williams as a larger version of Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.

"[Williams] has the size, the speed. Some of these receivers you see in the NFL," Tankersly said, "like Odell Beckham, he's not half the size of Mike Williams, and he's making all these plays. Mike, he's just that caliber, that NFL prototype." Last season, the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder fractured a bone his neck after running into the goalpost while catching a touchdown in the team's season-opening win against Wofford. He has been cleared for football drills and activity this spring, though, much to the team's relief. "You hurt your neck, you probably wouldn't be able to walk again, so I was pretty scared when it first happened. But after talking to the doctors, I gained more confidence in the plan. I always knew I was going to play again," Williams said. He should immediately step in as the team's No. 1 wideout in 2016 if his health holds steady.
Mar 29 - 5:45 PM

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced that junior WR Mike Williams (neck) has been cleared for all football activities and will begin football drills.

"He is going to do everything," Swinney said. "We are just not going to tackle him to the ground. He is going to do all the 1 on 1’s, all the skelly, all the team pass. He is going to do everything we do. We are just not going to tackle him so we when we go scrimmage he will not scrimmage." Williams suffered a small fracture in his neck in the 2015 season-opener against Wofford. He missed the rest of the campaign. "If we were playing this spring he could play, but really we just want to kind of get his confidence back where it needs to be and when we get back in camp he will be full go," Swinney said. Clemson’s spring game will take place on April 9.
Mar 1 - 3:48 PM

On Friday, Clemson junior WR Mike Williams (neck) said that he would return for the 2016 season.

No huge surprise here, as HC Dabo Swinney indicated in early December that Williams would be back with the team next year. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound junior suffered a neck fracture after running into the goalpost while hauling in a touchdown during the team's season-opener against Wofford. He's already ruled out for the CFB Playoff. As to how much he'll participate in spring practice, Williams indicated that he'll likely be able to take part in non-contact drills.
Source: Fox Sports
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said junior WR Mike Williams (neck) won't play in the College Football Playoff but will be back for the 2016 season.

"I don't think he'll play, but I know he'd like to play," Swinney said. "But as far as coming back next year, he'll be back with us, and I think that's a great decision by him." Williams suffered a small fracture in his neck in the season opener when he collided with a goalpost while catching a touchdown. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Williams posted 57 receptions for a team-high 1,030 yards and six scores in 2014. In the preseason, Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris ranked Williams as the ACC's best wideout.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:25:00 PM

When asked about junior WR Mike Williams' status for the remainder of the season, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told reporters to ask the team doctors... who are off limits to reporters.

Williams suffered a small fracture in his neck in the season opener and has been out since. All reports state he would likely missed the remainder of the season, including the postseason, but Swinney has not said those exact words. This exchange encapsulates how poorly informed the public is about college injuries, which is by the coaches' choice.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams is likely out for the year while recovering from a small fracture in his neck which occurred in week one.

This isn't a surprise but it is an update on the extremely talented receiver. Williams is expected to recover and play football, but no one knows if his next down will be in the NFL or at Clemson in 2016. Williams has great vertical speed and produces highlight reel catches. We are not doctors, but Williams will be examined by medical staffs at the Combine and news always finds its way to the media. This is for certain: we love what we have seen on the field.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 12:15:00 PM