Player Page

Jamaal Williams | Running Back

Team: Brigham Young Cougars
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200

Latest News

Recent News

BYU senior RB Jamaal Williams rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the school's 28-10 win over Utah State.
Williams returned to the field for this contest after dealing with an ankle injury. Some evaluators really love what they see in Williams, and he will have a chance to win others over at the Senior Bowl. It is a loaded running back class. Nov 27 - 8:51 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

BYU RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) is expected to play Saturday against Utah State.

After a two-game absence owing to his bothersome ankle, Williams returned to practice earlier this week. BYU head coach Kalani Sitake indicated to reporters that the offense "will run through" Williams again if he's fully healthy. Sitake also said the Cougs, headed to the Poinsettia Bowl, will "empty the tank" against 3-8 Utah State and use the next month to recover.
Nov 23 - 3:26 PM

BYU RB Jamaal Williams has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

You might remember that Williams produced a 286 rushing yards and five touchdown game against Toledo. Williams did miss tow games earlier in the year due to injury and sat out all of 2015 due to personal reasons. He has looked great in his return. It is worth noting that Williams' college career started in 2012, so he is likely older than many of his peers.
Source: Desert news
Nov 16 - 8:57 AM

BYU HC Kalani Sitake could not offer a definitive answer as to whether redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) will be able to play against UMass on Saturday.

Williams' ankle injury prevented him from playing against Southern Utah over the weekend. The 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt senior has now missed two out of the last three games due to that ailment. His playing status for this weekend should clarify over the course of the practice week. In eight relatively healthy contests, Williams has rushed for 1,034 yards and seven touchdowns.
Nov 14 - 2:09 PM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) rushed for 92 yards on 25 carries in Saturday's 20-3 win over Cincinnati.

At one point in the third quarter, Williams was lifted due to an injury concern -- he is dealing with an ankle tweak suffered in late October -- but he managed to return to action a short time later. For the game as a whole, the 6-foot, 200-pounder was kept in check, relatively speaking, averaging 3.7 YPC with a long run of 14 yards. In eight games played (he sat against Boise State due to the aforementioned ankle injury), Williams has now rushed for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Cougars improved to 5-4 with Saturday's win. They will need to win one of their final three games to become bowl-eligible. BYU's November will wrap with contests against Southern Utah, UMass and Utah State. It wouldn't be a surprise if they won all three of those contests.
Nov 5 - 6:42 PM

BYU HC Kalani Sitaki said that redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) should be able to play against Cincinnati on Saturday.

Said Sitake, "I think [having this past bye week to rest up is] going to be huge for him, and his development, and his progression in becoming 100 percent." He added that the 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt senior "should be good to go." An ankle issue sidelined Williams just prior to the bye, as he sat out against Boise State on October 20. In seven games this season, he has rushed for 942 yards (5.7 YPC) and 10 touchdowns. He has surpassed 100 yards rushing in four contests.
Nov 1 - 4:46 PM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams sat out Thursday's game against Boise State due to an ankle injury.

Williams hurt his ankle in practice and reportedly tweaked it in warmups. Without Williams the team only rushed for 135 yards in a loss to Boise State. To put that in perspective, Williams has four games this season where he rushed for more yards on his own. BYU is off next week and then play Cincinnati.
Oct 21 - 10:47 AM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams couldn't find much room to work in Friday's 28-21 double-overtime win over Mississippi State, rushing for 76 yards on 26 carries.

Mississippi State was not going to let Williams beat them. They limited the 6-foot, 215-pound senior to just 2.9 YPC with a long run of nine yards. This kind of muted work is not Williams' motus operandi, though. Especially not of late. Entering Friday's contest, the Cougar back had logged three consecutive games of at least 160 yards rushing. He will try to get back on that smooth track when BYU hits the road for a date with Boise State next Thursday. A record of note -- with his 76 yards against Mississippi State on Friday, Williams became BYU's career rushing leader.
Oct 15 - 2:11 AM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams "has a long-stride run style, somewhat reminiscent of Eric Dickerson's," writes NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"He can side-step to find the hole and runs with lean as well as strength to get through tackle attempts," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot, 215-pound Williams ran for more than 2,000 yards in his first two college seasons. Williams then missed last season rehabbing his right knee. He's ramped it up in his return to the field this fall, rushing for 866 yards and 10 touchdowns over six games. He ranks No. 3 in the FBS with 114 rushing yards a game.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 14 - 7:00 PM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in Saturday's 31-14 win over Michigan State.

Williams erupted for 286 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a win over Toledo last Friday. While he didn't quite reach those operatic heights this time around, he finished off strong, scoring both of his touchdown in the fourth quarter. With this performance in the books, the 6-foot, 215-pound back has now rushed for 866 yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of six games. He has surpassed 160 yards on the ground in four of those six contests.
Oct 8 - 8:27 PM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams made the world his own in Friday's 55-53 win over Toledo, rushing for 286 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries.

Williams tied a BYU school record with his five scores on the ground. He ripped off several impressive runs of the longer variety, including almost identical scoring jaunts of 48 and 62 yards in the third quarter. On those, he angled to the left sideline before turning up field and turning on the jets. While the 6-foot, 215-pound redshirt senior has been held under 60 yards rushing in two of five games this season, his three other performances have all gone for more than 160 yards rushing.
Oct 1 - 2:13 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams "has the size and quickness to make a Sunday roster as the third back if his knee checks out."

The 6-foot, 215-pound Williams was "highly rated" by scouts before the knee injury that stole his 2015, per Pauline, and was then "stamped as a street free agent by scouts upon his return this year," an opinion he’s now "forcing evaluators to rethink." Williams, who rushed for 2,526 yards and 23 touchdowns in his first three seasons for the Cougars, has 417 yards rushing on 5.3 yards per carry so far.
Sep 30 - 4:14 PM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams had 169 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in Saturday's 35-32 loss to West Virginia.

In the end, the Cougars couldn't overcome Taysom Hill's three interceptions. They got a tremendous showing from Williams, however, promising after the senior didn't do much in the past two losses to Utah and UCLA. BYU is 1-3, with the three losses coming by a combined seven points.
Sep 24 - 7:27 PM

BYU redshirt senior RB Jamaal Williams had 162 yards on 29 carries in Saturday's 18-16 win over Arizona.

Williams sat out last season due to personal reasons but looked no worse for the wear on Saturday, showing both explosion and efficiency throughout the evening. Without Williams' effort, the Cougars may not have pulled this one out. Arizona missed a 2-point conversion with 1:26 left in the game. They kicked off to BYU with a 16-15 lead. The Cougars engineered a quick drive down the field and sent freshman Jake Oldroyd out to hit the game-winning 33-yard field goal with 4 seconds left.
Sep 4 - 2:43 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that despite withdrawing from school "few area scouts" grade BYU senior RB Jamaal Williams as "draftable."

"I was equally surprised to be told few area scouts grade Jamaal Williams as draftable, a mistake in my opinion. Though the running back has had injury issues he’s talented and a multi-skilled ball carrier who can be used in a variety of roles as a rotational back at the next level," Pauline wrote. The BYU prospect underwent knee surgery back in November and plans to redshirt this season. The 6-foot, 200-pound Williams has rushed for 2,526 yards and 23 touchdowns over the last three seasons for the Cougars.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 02:06:00 PM