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Former Alabama WR scores first career NFL touchdown for Lions

Lions' WR Jameson Williams (#9) celebrates first career NFL touchdown for the Detroit Lions in Sunday's game versus the Minnesota Vikings
Kirthmon F. Dozier - The Detroit Free Press/USA Today Sports

Jameson Williams scored his first of many touchdowns in the National Football League.

He made his NFL debut last week for the Detroit Lions against the Jacksonville Jaguars. As a former Alabama wide receiver, Williams caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff in Sunday’s matchup versus the Minnesota Vikings. He created separation from a defensive back on his route, made the catch, and helped the Lions to a 21-7 lead. Williams suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to his knee during the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game versus Georgia.

He totaled 79 catches for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns in his lone year with the Tide.

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Williams got selected at No. 12 overall in this year’s NFL Draft.

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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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