Former Alabama defender signs with CFL team
Former Alabama standout Tim Williams did not make an NFL active roster in 2020, but he hasn’t given up on his professional football career. Williams is off to the CFL.
On Friday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the signing of Williams. He lands in the CFL after three NFL seasons, spending time with the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. Williams’ last game played came with the Packers in 2019. He was on the Seahawks’ practice squad from Sept. 30, 2020, to Oct. 13.
In the NFL, Williams played in 2020 games from 2017-19, recording 18 tackles, including 2 sacks with the Baltimore Ravens. He was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the No. 78 overall pick.
At Alabama, Williams played in 34 games over four seasons (2013-16). As a senior, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native was named second-team All-America by the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated, earned All-SEC second team and was a candidate for the Butkus Award. That season he collected 31 tackles,16 tackles for loss (fourth in SEC), 9 sacks, 12 quarterback hurries, 2 forced fumbles, 2 pass breakups and a fumble recovery he returned 23 yards for a touchdown. Williams was a consensus 4-star prospect coming out of high school and was ranked the number one player in Louisiana. He chose Alabama over offers from Miami, LSU, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.