Avery Williams was born on July 15, 1998, to Pam Veasey and Marvin Williams. He was up in Pasadena, California, and began his high school career at Saint Francis before moving to JSerra Catholic High School before his senior year.
Williams was an All-Area selection at defensive back and co-Most Valuable Player of the Trinity League as a senior after rushing for 1,175 yards and 14 offensive touchdowns.
He was awarded a preferred walk-on spot on the Boise State football team despite not receiving any scholarship offers to play college football. He is an American football running back who plays for the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons (NFL). At Boise State, he played collegiate football.
The Atlanta Falcons selected Williams 183rd overall in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. On June 15, 2021, he agreed to a four-year rookie deal with Atlanta.
In 2021, he served as the Falcons’ primary kick and punt returner, as well as a pivotal member of the special teams and gunner. The Falcons switched Williams to running back in the 2022 summer, returning him to his preferred position from high school.
How Good Is Avery Williams?
Williams was a special team standout while in college, and was selected in the fifth round out of Boise State in 2021.
He returned two punts, returned two kicks, blocked two punts, and was awarded the Mountain West special teams player of the year in 2019. He was a senior in 2019.
The NFL was able to use that play. Williams flourished in his role as the Falcons’ primary return guy, ranking in the top 25 in the league for punt and kick return yards.
While Williams shone as a return man, he also played in the Falcons secondary. Williams appeared in the nickel cornerback role for seven games, playing a season-high of 50 snaps against the Washington Football Team in week four.
What Happened To Avery Williams?
In the 2022 offseason, the Falcons moved Williams to running back, going back to his primary position in high school.