Nashville, Tenn. - Former Tennessee State running back Javarris Williams added another milestone to his career when he was drafted in the seventh round (212th overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Williams, a 5-10, 220 lbs and native of Richmond, Texas (Foster HS), finished his collegiate career as the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference “Offensive Player of the Year”.
On the weekend, he was the only OVC and the fourth player from a Historically Black Colllege and University to be taken in this year’s draft class.
Williams averaged a OVC best 103.7 ypg with 1,037 yards in 10 games, including a league-best 15 rushing touchdowns.
Williams also scored one touchdown on a pass for 16 TDs on the year and a league leading 9.6 points per game scoring average. He finished his TSU career as the all-time rushing TD leader with 42 and now ranks second on the all-time rushing list with 4,329 yards.
He tallied six 100-plus yard rushing games this season and 20 overall in his career. A three-year starter, Williams rushed for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive years and set a TSU freshman rushing record of 872 yards in 2005.
Williams, who earned his degree in Computer Business Systems from TSU in December 2008, played in the third annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game in El Paso, Texas on January 31, 2009.