Marcus Williams is an NFL security player who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League (NFL). Williams’ love of football began in high school where he played as a wide receiver. He had a very successful senior season, scoring forty-one (41) passes for 924 yards and 9 touchdowns. After a productive high school career, he played college football in Utah before making it into the American Apex Football League.
Marcus Williams’ Bio
Williams (Marcus Alan Williams) was born on September 8, 1996, in Corona, California. He attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, California, where he began his football career both as a wide receiver and defensive player.
Marcus initially had a flair for basketball, but soon switched to soccer after watching one of his brothers play at the age of almost eight. He fell in love with soccer and has remained true to it ever since.
As a senior Marcus managed forty-one (41) passes for 924 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also ran track and field and played basketball. In the first half of his senior season, he played without receiving scholarship offers of any kind from any school, but towards the end of the season, he received offers from the California Golden Bears soccer team and even the Washington Huskies soccer team but decided to get involved with the University of Utah.
As a freshman in Utah, Marcus played thirteen games this season, starting six of them. He finished his first year on the team with fifty-nine (59) tackles and an interception. In his second year, he recorded sixty-five (65) tackles and 5 interceptions in thirteen starts, winning the first-team All-Pac-12.
Although he missed a few games in his junior season due to injury, he still played eleven (11) games, scoring sixty-four (64) tackles and five interceptions, securing his second All-Pac-12 selection. After his junior season, he entered the 2017 NFL Draft and ended his college career with a total of eleven (11) interceptions and 188 tackles.
NFL Draft experts and sports journalists predicted that Marcus Williams would be selected in the first or second round of the draft, and their predictions were accurate as he was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
After announcing his eligibility for the NFL draft, Williams received an invitation to the Combine, where he showed his explosive speed and made a jump of 43.5 inches to be classified as a three-star recruit by his rivals.
NFL analysts rated him fifth-best free safety in the draft, while Sports Illustrated and NFLDraftScout.com ranked him third and ESPN eighth.
The New Orleans Saints put Marcus Williams in 42nd place overall in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and he was selected as the sixth-best safety in the draft. By June he had signed a 4-year contract with the franchise company for $6.24 million, including $3.42 million in warranty money and a signing bonus of $2.67 million.
In the training camp, he fought with Vonn Bell, whom he later supported during the regular season, for the position of free start security. He played his first NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings, this game was his first career start, and it was also in this game that he scored 5 combined tackles.
He then ended his rookie season with a total of seventy-three (73) combined tackles, 7 passing shots, and 4 interceptions in the 15 games he played, starting every fifteen games. In 2018, Marcus Williams started the first playoff game of his career and recorded 8 combined tackles and one pass shot.
His parents are Franschell and Sylvester Williams. Marcus is the youngest of the four sons of the couple. He has three older brothers – Brian, Eric, and Jonathan. Brian is fourteen years older than Marcus; Eric is nine years older, and Jonathan is four years older than him.
Williams’ family is a close-knit family that does things together. Despite the age difference between Marcus and his older brothers, they still find time for fun things like camping, hiking, fishing, playing cards, dominoes, etc.
He is also a member of a very disciplined and cultured family. When talking about his family, Willimas said that he remembered how his mother taught him to be his own person, to be a leader and not a follower.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Williams stands on the height of 6″1 in (1.85 m) and weighs 88 kg. His arm length is 32 1/2″ and the size of his hand is 9 1/2″.