DETROIT — Rookie receiverAccording to Practice was held for the first week, and then the Motor City community dropped a penny on the team's Thanksgiving Day showdown with the rivals. .
On Wednesday, the 12th overall pick of the Lions popped up at Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters (PAL) to give out gift cards and turkeys to 100 families. Williams is still recovering from an injury and has not yet been able to play in an NFL match.He eagerly awaited the opportunity to give back.
Williams stated that he wanted to “get out and get a chance get in this community to speak to folks, communicate and let them know that I am for the people really” to ESPN.
Williams was accompanied by many family members, including his parents James and Tianna Williams. They were with him for the first holiday event and have helped him through all his rehabilitation. They are hoping that it will become a family holiday tradition.
James stated, “It's perfect for him to visit the city and help it,” “It's always better to begin by helping.”
Tianna stated, “Family… can't break that bond.”
The Lions are currently in the midst a three-game win streak, their first since 2017. Williams is expected to be able to contribute immediately after he has cleared.
He ran the passing trees with his practice squad quarterback on Monday, his first day back.After the team walkthrough. Boyle left practice as a believer of his abilities.
“Very smooth, extremely fast. Boyle said Williams was “very good in and back of breaks, ran really crisp roads,” Boyle stated. “It was great to meet him. He was clearly excited to be back on the field. He tried to keep his little smile in check.
Although the Lions have not yet set a date for his return to action, Dan Campbell, head coach, believes it will happen after Thanksgiving.
Williams will be wearing the uniform of a former Lions quarterback when he takes to the field.Detroit's No. 9 in Detroit. He reached out to the current quarterback before He gave his blessings and responded, “Those 9 would be moving a lot quicker than on the fields.”
Williams hopes to leave his mark in Detroit through community events such as the PAL food giveaway and possibly high production on the field.
Williams said that the 9 is a legendary number in Detroit. However, Williams did not disrespect it and that he wanted to carry on the legacy. “I want the 9 to be remembered for me and my work in Detroit.”