COLLEGE: One of the Crimson Tide’s most experienced players in his four years at Alabama, logged 40 career starts as a versatile tight end in both the passing and run-blocking game.
2012: Finished his senior year with a career-high 21 receptions for 166 yards and a career-best three touchdowns en route to a win over Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game. Played a key role in the running game as an edge blocker for an Tide offense that averaged 224.5 yards per game.
2011: Caught 16 passes for 191 yards for 11.9 yards per catch average with two receiving touchdowns and a two-point conversion catch. Played a key role in Alabama’s 16th-ranked rushing offense that averaged 214.5 yards per game.
2010: Started in 11 of the 13 games and hauled in eight passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.
2009: Played in all 14 games (three starts) as a reserve tight end and made his first career start against Mississippi State. Totaled three receptions for 29 yards in his freshman season.
2008: Red-shirted his freshman season.
PERSONAL: Doubled as a defensive end and tight end his senior season at Pickens County (Ala.) High School under head coach Jack Cook. Was ranked as the No. 26 defensive end nationally by ESPN.com and was listed as the No. 4 defensive end nationally and the No. 10 overall prospect on the Alabama Top 35 list by Rivals.com.
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Entering the offseason program, Williams made one of his primary goals to refine his skill set as a pass catcher
Within the Alabama offense, TE Michael Williams didn't get a ton of receiving opportunities, but says he only dropped two passes his entire career
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TE Michael Williams talks about no longer being a fan and being a part of the team and how he looks forward to contributing after a 5-year college career.