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Saints RB Jamaal Williams ‘Can’t Wait To Mess’ With Former BYU Teammate Taysom Hill

Mar 17, 2023, 2:19 PM | Updated: Mar 20, 2023, 12:47 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams said that he “can’t wait to mess” with his former college and new NFL teammate Taysom Hill.

Williams officially joined the Saints on Friday, March 17.

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During his introductory press conference, Williams said that he couldn’t wait to mess with his former BYU teammate.

Williams and Hill were the stars of BYU’s backfield from 2012-16. The duo also shared the Green Bay Packers’ backfield during the 2017 NFL preseason.

After the Packers waived Hill in 2017, the former BYU standout was picked up by the Saints. He’s played in New Orleans since then. Williams would remain in Green Bay for four years. In 2021, Williams joined the Lions.

Last season, Williams ran for 1,066 yards and 17 touchdowns. It was his first 1,000-yard season in the NFL. With his 17 touchdowns, Williams became the Detroit Lions’ single-season touchdown rushing leader, passing the legendary Barry Sanders.

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Williams helped the Lions to a 9-8 record in his second and final season in Detroit.

About Jamaal Williams

Before his time in the NFL, Williams was a star at BYU. He finished his time in Provo as the Cougarsā€™ 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.

During his six seasons in the league, the former BYU star has run for 3,652 yards and 30 touchdowns. He’s also recorded 1,191 receiving yards and eight touchdowns out of the backfield.

Kyle IrelandĀ is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of theĀ Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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