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Troy Williamson
No. 84     Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: April 30, 1983 (1983-04-30) (age 26)
Place of birth: Aiken, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Debuted in 2005 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions     84
Receiving yards     1,097
Receiving touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com

Troy Williamson (born April 30, 1983 in Aiken, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings seventh overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

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Early years

Troy Williamson attended Silver Bluff High School in Aiken, 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.

Professional career

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)

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Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings needed a receiver with deep speed after trading Randy Moss to Oakland, drafting Williamson with the 7th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. In the 2006-2007 off-season he claimed his hand-eye coordination was bad and that was the reason for his 11 dropped balls, which tied for second in the NFL. The Vikings 2007 season was equally difficult for Williamson, 240 yards and 1 touchdown. Most notably in the Vikings' finale, Williamson dropped two crucial passes. First, a wide-open Williamson dropped an almost-certain 72-yard touchdown pass from Tarvaris Jackson in the second quarter [3] and then another pass that would have yielded a critical first down later in the game.[4].

Jacksonville Jaguars

After the 2007 season Troy was traded for a 6th round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Vikings ended up using that pick to select Jaymar Johnson. He has come under fire recently by saying that he "wants to duke it out" with Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress. He added that they could "meet at the 50-yard line and go at it." [5].

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