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Avery Williams

RB

#26

Experience: 4 years

Height: 5-9

Age: 26

Weight: 195 lbs

College: Boise State

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Rushing

YEAR TEAM G ATT YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2022 Atlanta Falcons 17 22 109 5 21 1 6 27.3 1 0 0
2021 Atlanta Falcons 15
TOTAL 32 22 109 5 21 1 6 27.3 1 0 0

Receiving

YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+
2022 Atlanta Falcons 17 13 61 4.7 10 0 3 23.1 0 0
2021 Atlanta Falcons 15
TOTAL 32 13 61 4.7 10 0 3 23.1 0 0

Kick Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2022 Atlanta Falcons 17 16 313 19.6 30 0 8 0 0 0
2021 Atlanta Falcons 15 23 490 21.3 38 0 14 0 0 0
TOTAL 32 39 803 20.6 38 0 22 0 0 0

Punt Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2022 Atlanta Falcons 17 18 292 16.2 56 0 3 1 19 1
2021 Atlanta Falcons 15 20 153 7.6 23 0 1 0 12 1
TOTAL 32 38 445 11.7 56 0 4 1 31 2

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2022 Atlanta Falcons 17 1 1 0
2021 Atlanta Falcons 15 1 0 1 2
TOTAL 32 2 1 1 2 0 0

Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2022 Atlanta Falcons 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 Atlanta Falcons 15 15 8 7 0 0 1
TOTAL 32 15 8 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

FALCONS (2022)

  • Played in all 17 games (three starts), finishing with 170 yards from scrimmage (109 rushing; 61 receiving) in his first season on offense. 
  • Led the NFL with 16.2 yards per punt return in 2022 (min. 15 att.).
  • Scored first-career touchdown in Week 5 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Recorded a career-high 64 punt return yards on two returns (32.0 avg.), including a career-long 56-yard punt return in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati. 

CAREER

  • Played in 15 games (one start) totaling 15 total tackles (eight solo), three quarterback hits, one pass defensed, seven total special teams tackles (three solo), one special teams forced fumble and two special teams fumble recoveries. He also has returned 20 punts for 153 yards (7.7 avg.) and 23 kickoffs for 490 yards (21.3 avg.) as a rookie in 2021.

COLLEGE

  • A four-year cornerback and return specialist who played 48 games at Boise State. Posted 152 career tackles, 26 passes defensed, four interceptions, and five fumble recoveries.
  • On special teams, Williams totaled 38 kick returns for 1,042 yards, including three touchdowns while adding 82 punt returns for 948 yards, including six touchdowns. 
  • A former walk-on at Boise State, Williams was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year each of the past two seasons (2019-20). 

PERSONAL

  • Named Trinity League Co-MVP in 2015, his sole season for JSerra...ran for 1,175 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at JSerra...at St. Francis, helped lead team to Angelus League title and division playoffs with nine combined touchdowns (rushing/receiving/defense), three interceptions and four sacks...named All-Area as a junior and was a two-year starter at St. Francis before transferring to JSerra.
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