Javarris Williams is a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, who selected him with the 212th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Williams played four seasons at Tennessee State, where he was the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Williams is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds.
Prep Career
At Foster High School in Richmond, TX, Williams ran for more than 2,300 yards as a senior. He had some interest from Big 12 schools, but signed with Tennessee State, where he could continue playing running back and immediately compete for a starting position.
College Career
Williams sat out 2004 as a redshirt. As a freshman, Williams set a school freshman record, rushing for 872 yards. In 2006, Williams rushed for 1,233 yards, the third-highest single-season total in school history. He led the team in rushing again in 2007, finishing with 1,187 yards on 195 attempts (6.1 yards per rush). Despite missing the last two games of the season in 2008, Williams put together his third consecutive 1,000-yard season, finishing with 1,037 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns. He finished his career at Tennessee State with 4,329 yards, as the second all-time leading rusher and the career leader in rushing touchdowns with 42. Williams was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Year, the first Tennessee State player to earn that honor since Charles Anthony in 2004. After the 2008 season, Williams was invited to participate in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game. He had 12 rushes for 56 yards and a touchdown to help lead the East team to a victory.
NFL Career
Javarris Williams was selected in the seventh round (212th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was cut by the team prior to the 2009 season and is currently a member of the Chiefs practice squad.