Lions RB Jamaal Williams Finds Paydirt On Thanksgiving Day
The Lions hosted the Bills at Ford Field for the first game of Week 12 on Thursday, November 24.
With 6:44 remaining in the opening quarter, Williams burst through a hole for two yards, six points, and the first score on Thanksgiving Day 2022.
Williams’ run helped the Lions start the contest with a 7-0 lead.
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) November 24, 2022
The rush capped a 12-play, 61-yard drive that took 6:17.
It was the former BYU standout’s 13th rushing touchdown of the year, which leads the league. Williams entered the game with 159 carries for 668 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns through the first 11 weeks.
Buffalo went on to kick a game-winning field goal with two seconds left in the game to capture a 28-25 win over Detroit.
Williams finished the game with 18 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown.
With the loss, the Lions fell to a 4-7 record, including 2-4 at home.
Detroit’s next game is at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 24, 2022
About Jamaal Williams
Before his time in the NFL, Williams was a star at BYU. He finished his time in Provo as the Cougars’ all-time leading rusher in both career and single-yard yards.
During his time at BYU (2012-14, 2016), Williams ran the ball 726 times for 3,901 yards and 35 touchdowns. He also had 60 receptions for 567 yards and a touchdown. Williams only lost two fumbles during his college career.
Following his time at BYU, the Southern California native was selected by the Green Bay Packers during the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played the first four seasons of his professional career with the Packers before signing with the Lions in 2021.
Prior to Week 12, Williams had career totals of 812 rushes for 3,254 yards and 25 touchdowns on the ground. He also had 157 receptions for 1,175 yards and eight touchdowns out of the backfield.
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