Joe Williams  

Height: 5-11   Weight: 205   Age: 26

Born: 9/4/1993

College: Utah

Experience: Season









Draft 2017

Pick No.121

Selected By: San Francisco 49ers

Round: 4

Pick (Overall): 15 (121)

Pick Analysis: It's been a runabout journey from Allentown, Pennsylvania to the NFL draft circuit for Williams. After starring in football and track in high school, he went to Hargrave Military Academy in fall 2011, then attended Connecticut the following year (six yards on three carries in nine games). Williams did not play with the team in 2013 after being suspended in August of that year for credit card theft and illegal use. Moving on to ASA College in New York for the 2014 season, Williams rekindled interest from major programs after being named second-team NJCAA All-American (1,093 yards, seven TD in seven games). He signed with Utah, playing behind Devontae Booker and starting twice when Booker was injured (140-490, seven TD rushing; 11-84 receiving). Williams' journey became more unusual when he decided to retire early in the 2016 season. After seeing multiple Ute running backs go down with injuries, he knew he'd get the call to return -- and boy did he return. Williams finished the year in the top 20 nationally with 1,420 rushing yards, also scoring 10 times in nine contests. He put up 333 yards and four touchdowns against UCLA in his second game back and finished his career with 222 yards and a touchdown in the team's Foster Farms Bowl win over Indiana.


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  1. 49ers select Joe Williams No. 121 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 29, 2017 at 01:01 p.m.

    The San Francisco 49ers select Utah running back Joe Williams in Round 4 with the No. 121 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Joe Williams 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 4, 2017 at 03:39 p.m.

    Utah running back Joe Williams goes through workouts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

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