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Troy Williamson
Personal Information
Position(s)
Wide receiver
Jersey #(s)
#19, 82, 84
Born: April 30 1983 (1983-04-30) (age 36), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: , in
Career information
Year(s) 20052009
NFL Draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
NFL Supplemental Draft / Pick:
High School Silver Bluff High School
College South Carolina
Professional teams
Career stats
Receptions 87
Receiving yards 1,131
Receiving touchdowns 4
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

  • No notable achievements

Troy Williamson was born on April 30, 1983 in Aiken, South Carolina and was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He entered the NFL draft after his junior year in college, and was drafted with the seventh overall selection by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of South Carolina.

Early yearsEdit

Troy Williamson attended Silver Bluff High School in Petticoat, South Carolina, and he was a letterman and excelled in both football and track. In track, he was a two-time 100 and 200-meter dash state champion. In football, as a senior, he rushed for 890 yards and caught 21 passes for 500 yards (23.8 yards per rec. avg.). He was an All-American, a consensus All-State selection, won Class-AA Player of the Year honors presented by the High School Sports Report, a Mr. Football finalist for the state of South Carolina, and helped lead his team to back-to-back state championships. After his senior season, he was rated the fifth-best wide receiver prospect in the Atlantic Region by PrepStar.

College careerEdit

Troy Williamson attended the University of South Carolina. He finished his college career with 91 receptions for 1,754 yards (19.3 yards per rec. avg.), and 13 touchdowns, 10 carries for 84 yards (8.4 yards per rec.), 24 kickoff returns for 447 yards (18.6 yards per ret. avg.), and 4 solo tackles (which he garnered playing special teams). His 1,754 receiving yards rank seventh on the school's all-time receiving yardage list.

NFL careerEdit

2005 NFL DraftEdit

The Vikings needed a receiver with speed after trading away Randy Moss to Oakland, so they drafted Williamson with the 7th overall pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measureables
Wt 40 yd 20 ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
203 lb* 4.32s* 4.03s* 6.99s* 41.5 in[1] X 21*[2]
(* represents NFL Combine)

Minnesota VikingsEdit

In his rookie year, Williamson recorded the first professional touchdown of his NFL career in Week 3 (9/25/05) vs. the New Orleans Saints on a 53-yard fly route from Daunte Culpepper. After Koren Robinson was cut from the team he became the Viking's #1 receiver, but as of December 2006 he led the NFL in dropped passes.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

After the 2007 season Troy was traded for a 6th round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars. They ended up using that pick to select Jaymar Johnson.


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