Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #2 TE, #59/750 Overall, 3 2010: 2010 JOHN MACKEY AWARD WINNER...Williams won the John Mackey Award in 2010, which goes annually to the nation's best tight end. The three-year starter reeled in a team-high 49 catches for 589 yards and four touchdowns in helping the Razorbacks to a 10-2 record and Sugar Bowl appearance this year. He was a first team All-SEC selection by both the AP and Coaches and also took home the Disney Spirit Award this year (college football's most inspirational figure)...2009: Second-team All-SEC (coaches)...Named to Lombardi and Mackey Award watch lists...AFCA Good Works Team nominee...FedEx Orange Bowl Courage Award nominee...Tied for 24th in the SEC in receptions per game (2.46) and was 23rd in receiving yards per game (31.62)...Ranked third on the Arkansas roster in catches with 32 for 411 yards, a total that ranked fourth on the team...Caught passes in nine of 13 contests on the season, and had multi-catch showings in all eight games...2008: Williams had a record-setting season that saw him become the first Mackey Award (presented to the nationís top tight end) semifinalist in school history. He finished as the team leader in receptions (61), receiving yards (723) and receiving touchdowns (3). He set school records for catches by a tight end in a season (61) and in a game (10 for 129 vs. Ole Miss). His 61 catches and 723 receiving yards ranked sixth among all tight ends nationally in 2008. His 24 catches and 275 yards against Top 25 teams were the third-highest totals for any tight end in the nation in 2008. Nearly half of his catches resulted in a first down for the Razorbacks (29 of 61, 47.5 pct.) and he accounted for nearly 25 percent of Arkansasí receptions and receiving yards in 2008...2007: A backup at tight end to Andrew Davie, he played in every game except the Cotton Bowl. He was Arkansasí lone starting tight end against Kentucky and started along with Davie in a two-tight end set against Chattanooga. For the year, he had five receptions for 94 yards, and was named to the SEC All-Freshmen first team. His 18.8 yards-per-catch average ranked third on the team.
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Draft Scout D.J. Williams News
11/04/12 - TE D.J. Williams aggravated a hamstring injury toward the end of the 31-17 win over Arizona on Sunday. The backup didn't have a pass thrown his way in the game.
10/17/12 - TE D.J. Williams was back practicing Wednesday, albeit in a limited role, after he missed the last game because of a hamstring injury he sustained in practice last week. Getting Williams, a capable pass catcher in his second pro season, healthy again would be beneficial to the offense in the event starter Jermichael Finley continues to be hampered by a shoulder injury.
10/15/12 - TE D.J. Williams didn't play Sunday against the Texans because of a hamstring injury he sustained at midweek in practice. Williams, who returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, was questionable for the game.
10/11/12 - TE D.J. Williams was added to the injury report Thursday because of a strained hamstring he suffered toward the end of practice the previous day. He didn't practice Thursday. That leaves his status up in the air for the game at Houston on Sunday night. Williams was in line to possibly have a significant role in the game with injured starter Jermichael Finley iffy to play.
09/03/12 - TE D.J. Williams went through Monday's practice, his first on-field action after he missed the last two preseason games because of an ankle injury.