Former Alabama Crimson Tide star and first round pick Jameson Williams hasn’t had the best of luck in the past year, but on Sunday against the division leading Minnesota Vikings, Williams delighted onlookers with his first career NFL touchdown.
Williams, who was taken number number 12 by Detroit in the 2022 NFL Draft, was the fourth wide receiver taken behind Drake London of USC and Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave of Ohio State.
When healthy, Williams has showcased incredible game breaking speed, along with the ability to run precise routes leading to long-range touchdown after long-range touchdown, as shown in the video below of his 41-yard TD against Minnesota.
Williams didn’t just beat the Vikings secondary, he torched them, showing up completely uncovered on his route down the middle of the field as quarterback Jared Goff lofted the touchdown pass.
Jameson Williams SCORES A TOUCHDOWN on his 1st NFL Catch! pic.twitter.com/2yl0Vlnfxs
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 11, 2022
Williams Can Hardly Contain Himself as He Celebrates First Touchdown
With the Lions’ famous fight song ‘Gridiron Heroes’ blaring in the background, Williams could hardly contain himself as he celebrated his first NFL catch and touchdown with a packed Ford Field crowd in downtown Detroit.
The Lions are peaking at the right time with a 5-7 record, and Williams’s speed on the outside could be exactly what the team needs to make a late run at a playoff spot under coach Dan Campbell.
— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) December 11, 2022
As shown in the video below, Williams took the touchdown in stride and began celebrating with Lions fans in jubilant fashion.
It’s been a lengthy injury recovery for the former Alabama star from a difficult knee injury, but now he is finally being given the chance to show off his talents on football’s biggest stage.
If Williams’ play, and celebrations, continue along this trajectory, the Detroit Lions could have a new fan favorite, and All-Pro receiver, in the Motor City.
Watch this if you like to be happy: Jameson Williams scores his first NFL touchdown and the proceeds to run the entire length of the sideline to celebrate with fans.
— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) December 11, 2022
Williams reportedly gave the ball to his father James Williams, according to a post from WXYZ-Detroit reporter Brad Galli.