Daryl Williams (American football)

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Daryl Williams
No. 60 – Carolina Panthers
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-08-31) August 31, 1992 (age 26)
Newport News, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school: Lake Dallas (Corinth, Texas)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2017
Games played: 39
Games started: 28
Player stats at NFL.com

Daryl Williams (born August 31, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma.

Early years

Daryl Williams was raised by his mother Lamesa Williams, primarily. His father Daryl Williams, Sr. was no longer part of his life after his parents divorced in 2007. Daryl is the second child of five children. He attended Lake Dallas High School in Corinth, Texas.[1] He was named All-region by PrepStar. He graded out at 93 percent while recording 38 pancakes in 2009. He did not allow a sack for an offense that averaged 440 yards per game. Also a top performer in track & field, Williams had a top-throw of 15.52 meters (or 50-10) in the shot put. He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit.[2] He committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college football.

College career

Williams attended the University of Oklahoma from 2010 to 2014.[3][4][5] After redshirting as a freshman, he played in nine games as a redshirt freshman. As a sophomore in 2012, Williams became a starter, starting all 10 games he played in. Williams started all 13 games in 2013 and 2014.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
327 lb
(148 kg)
35 in
(0.89 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
5.34 s 5.12 s 8.18 s 26 in
(0.66 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
27 reps
All values from NFL Combine,Three-cone drill from Pro Day[6]

Williams was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in ten regular season games, starting two of them, during the 2015 season. He played in all three playoff games for the Panthers that year.

On February 7, 2016, Williams was part of the Panthers team that played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[7]

In Week 4 of the 2016 season, against the Atlanta Falcons, with fellow tackle Michael Oher unable to play because of a concussion, Mike Remmers drew the start as the Panther's left tackle and Williams the start at right tackle.[8] Williams would wind up starting ten games as the Panthers' right tackle throughout the remainder of the season, missing three games because of an ankle sprain, as Oher never returned from his concussion.

Williams became a full-time starter for the Panthers in 2017, starting all 16 games at right tackle.

On July 28, 2018 during training camp, Williams was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury.[9] It was later revealed that day that Williams dislocated his right kneecap and tore his MCL.[10] Despite the injury, Williams started in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, however left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury.[11] It was confirmed that Williams had re-injured his right knee and would be sidelined indefinitely.[12] He was then placed on injured reserve on September 12, 2018 after deciding to undergo knee surgery.[13]


  1. ^ Football: Where will Williams end up?
  2. ^ Rivals.com bio
  3. ^ Football: Williams grows into leader at OU
  4. ^ OU's Daryl Williams steps outside comfort zone as O-line's public face
  5. ^ Oklahoma football: Daryl Williams takes over Gabe Ikard's leadership role
  6. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Daryl Williams". National Football League.
  7. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Panthers T Mike Remmers On Switch To Left Side". The Charlotte Observer. October 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 28, 2018). "Daryl Williams carted off after suffering knee injury". NFL.com.
  10. ^ Strickland, Bryan (July 28, 2018). "Update: Details on Daryl Williams' knee injury". Panthers.com.
  11. ^ Hensonn, Max (September 9, 2018). "Carolina's win over Dallas comes at a cost". panters.com. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Jordan Rodrigue (September 11, 2018). "Panthers lose 2 key starters to injury. Source: 1 'likely' to go on injured reserve". charlotteobserver.com.
  13. ^ Strickland, Bryan (September 12, 2018). "Panthers sign OT Chris Clark, place Daryl Williams on IR". Panthers.com.

External links

  • Oklahoma Sooners bio
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