Jonathan Williams was born on February 2, 1994, he is an American football running back for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). He currently wears the number 87 jersey. He played college football at Arkansas and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Williams has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, and Detroit Lions.
A native of Allen, Texas, he attended Allen High School, where he collected more than 3,500 rushing yards in his career and scored 39 total touchdowns.
As a true freshman in 2012, he played in 11 games and made two starts. He recorded 45 rushes for 231 yards and eight receptions for 208 yards and two touchdowns. He scored his first career touchdown on a 74-yard pass, the first reception of his career, on the first offensive play of the game against Kentucky.
As a sophomore in 2013, he played in all 12 games, making 11 starts. He recorded 150 carries for 900 yards, scoring four touchdowns while adding seven receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns.
Williams re-signed to Washington’s practice squad on December 31, 2020. On January 11, 2021, Williams signed a reserve/futures contract with Washington. He was released on August 31, 2021, but re-signed to their practice squad on September 6, 2021. He was released on November 2.
On November 17, 2021, Williams was signed to the New York Giants practice squad. On December 8, 2021, Williams was signed off the Giants’ practice squad by Washington. He scored a rushing touchdown in a Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Williams re-signed with Washington on January 11, 2022.