Former Boston College running back and Heisman finalist Andre Williams is getting another shot in the NFL, again with the now Los Angeles Chargers a team he played with in 2016-17.
Williams finished his year with the Chargers after being released by the New York Giants during the preseason. He only played in one game against Kansas City in which he rushed the ball 18 times for 87 yards. He has struggled in his time in the NFL, averaging only 3.3 yards per carry. Los Angeles recently let running back Danny Woodhead leave, so Williams chances of making the team might have improved.
Andre Williams finished his career at Boston College on a huge high note, amassing 2177 yards on 355 carries and 18 touchdowns. He ended up as a Heisman Finalist, finishing fourth and losing to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. He was drafted in the third round by the New York Giants where he battled for playing time before eventually being cut.
Williams deserves a chance, but it’s going to be an uphill climb. Will he stick on the roster or will this be the end of the road for the BC legend? This upcoming season should give us some answers.
I think it’s safe to say that he is a player that we are all rooting for, a classy player who exemplifies the character BC fans hope for from their players. Good luck Andre. Continue to soar.