Williams Goes In Third Round To Jaguars

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Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams was selected as the 98th overall and 35th pick of the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft Friday night in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. His third round selection is the highest of any of Murray State’s 20 total draft picks by round and is the second highest by overall pick.

Williams had an outstanding senior season in which he amassed 111 tackles, including 78 solo en route to first-team All-OVC honors and a spot in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.. His 7.1 solo tackles per game not only led the OVC, but they were also the second most in the nation. In addition, the senior had 9.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions, with each of the interception returns going for 80-plus yards and one going for a touchdown.

Williams’ selection Friday night marks the first for the Ohio Valley Conference in the 2019 Draft and the fourth from the FCS. He’s the Racers’ first draftee since 2014 when Walter Powell was taken in the sixth round and is the second player in MSU history to be drafted by the Jaguars, joining Austen Lane in 2010. Williams was also the second member of his family selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, as his brother, Quinnen, went as the third overall pick to the Jets out of Alabama Thursday.

MURRAY STATE ALL-TIME NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS

Year     Rd.   Pick   Overall          Name                  Team             Pos.
1941     13      4        114         Bill McMurray           Rams                E
1941      18      4        164         Cobbie Lee              Rams                B
1942     18      5        165       George Speth            Lions                T
1944      8       7         72          Cliff White           Redskins               T
1950     20     12       260       John Hackney          Browns              G
1952     20      8        237          Gil Mains               Lions                T
1954     29     10       347          Ted Dunn               49ers                B
1957     17     11       204          Don Heine              Bears               E
1958     19     12       229        Dave Bottos             Lions                B
1962     19      8        260         Bob Burton             49ers                T
1973     16     22       412   George Greenfield      Browns             RB
1975     15     14       378        Don Clayton           Patriots             RB
1983     10      1        252      Ronald Hopkins           Colts               DB
1985      6      14       154         Keith Lester           Bengals             TE
1988     11      3        280        Paul Hickert           Bengals              K
1990     10     13       261         Eric Crigler            Bengals              T
1997      6       8        171        Mike Cherry            Giants             QB
2010      5      22       153        Austen Lane           Jaguars             DE
2014      6      20       196        Walter Powell          Cardinals           WR
2018    3        35        98      Quincy Williams       Jaguars             LB

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