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Jameson Williams to return to football for Detriot Lions in November

Jameson Williams (#1) runs for a 67-yard touchdown for Alabama in 2021 SEC Championship Game
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

The Detriot Lions took Jameson Williams in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Williams, a former Alabama wide receiver, suffered a knee injury in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Georgia in January. He has participated in intense rehab, but Williams has made strides to return to football.

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He was an electric receiver, return specialist, and coverage player on special teams for the Crimson Tide. Williams totaled 17 touchdowns (two kickoff return scores) in one season for Alabama. He pulled in 1,572 yards on 79 catches and remained a first-rounder despite an injury. According to Tom Pelissero, the NFL Network Insider said Williams would open the season on the NFL’s “non-football injury” (NFI) list. He is scheduled to likely return in November to start his rookie season for the Lions.

Detriot has not had an exciting playmaker since Calvin Johnson, but Williams looks to bring it relevance.

He has the speed to be exceptional in the pros.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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