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Marcus Alan Williams, professionally known as Marcus Williams is an American football player. Williams plays as a free safety for the NFL team, Baltimore Ravens. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 NFL Draft, where he spent five seasons. He played college football at Utah Utes.
What is Marcus Williams Famous For?
- Popular NFL safety.
Where is Marcus Williams From?
Marcus Williams was born on 8 September 1996. His birth name is Marcus Alan Williams. His birth place is in Corona, California in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to his father, Sylvester Williams, and his mother, Franschell Williams. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity and his religion is Christianity.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School where he played wide receiver and defensive back for the Mustangs football team. Alongside football, he played basketball and ran tracks.
After high school, he committed to the University of Utah. He finished his freshman year with 59 tackles and an interception. He recorded 65 tackles and five interceptions in his sophomore year. He was named first-team All-Pac-12. He recorded 64 tackles and five interceptions as a junior and was named to second-team All-Pac-12. He forgo his senior year to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Marcus Williams NFL Career
- The New Orleans Saints selected Williams in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
- He was the sixth safety drafted in 2017.
- He signed a four-year contract worth $6.24 million including a $3.42 million guaranteed and $2.67 million signing bonus.
- He became backup safety to starting Vonn Bell.
- He finished his rookie season with 73 combined tackles (59 solos), seven pass deflections, and four interceptions in 15 games and 15 sarts.
- He started his first career playoff game against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Wildcard Game where he recorded eight combined tackles and a pass deflection.
- During the NFC Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings, Williams attempted to lower his shoulder and make the tackle blindly but ended up missing Diggs and accidentally knocked teammate Ken Crawley off his feet. The play became known as the Minneapolis Miracle.
- He was named in PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2017.
- He finished the 2018 season with 57 combined tackles (47 solos), 3 pass deflections, and 2 interceptions.
- He finished the 2019 season with 54 combined tackles (39 solos), 13 pass deflections, and 4 interceptions.
- He finished the 2020 season with 59 combined tackles (39 solos), 7 pass deflections, and 3 interceptions.
- He finished the 2021 season with 72 combined tackles (50 solos) 8 pass deflections, and 2 interceptions.
- The Saints placed the franchise tag on Williams on 9 March 2021. He signed the one-year tender on 30 March 2021.
- It was reported in March 2022, that the Baltimore Ravens agreed to sign a five-year contract worth $70 million with Williams. The deal includes $37 million guaranteed.
Who is Marcus Williams Girlfriend?
Marcus Williams is not married yet. The Ravens’ safety is focusing on his NFL career. There is not much information about his girlfriend, dating history, and relationships. Any new details about his personal life will be updated soon.
How Tall is Marcus Williams?
Marcus Williams stands at the height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 195 lbs i.e. 88 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Marcus Williams Salary and Net Worth?
Marcus Williams is an American safety who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 NFL Draft. After several seasons with the Saints, he is set to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a $70 million deal. He will reportedly earn around $14 million in salary annually. His net worth is estimated at around $2 million at present.
Source: Gossip Gist