Javonte Williams, a running back with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, was born on April 25, 2000. In the 2021 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected him in the second round after he played collegiate football for North Carolina.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill accepted his commission, making this his lone FBS offer. He received the valedictorian award in his school.
The Denver Broncos drafted Williams in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 35th overall.
Williams and Denver reached a four-year rookie contract on July 23, 2021. In the Broncos’ Week 1 victory over the New York Giants, Williams made his NFL debut, gaining 45 yards on 14 carries.In Week 3, Williams scored his first career rushing touchdown against the New York Jets, helping the Broncos to a 26-0 victory.
The Denver Broncos’ biggest concerns were realized. ACL damage caused Williams’ season to end after four games, per a Monday report from NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero.
Why is Javonte Williams nickname Pookie?
In the little hamlet of Wallace, Javonte’s coach was an ex-teammate of Jermaine’s who had played contact football there before. He began referring to Javonte as “Little Pookie.”
Since then, it hasn’t changed, but as I got bigger, the “Little” part disappeared, according to Javonte.” They recently started calling me Pookie”.