Connor Williams
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Williams at 2017 Big 12 Media Days
No. 52 – Dallas Cowboys
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-12) May 12, 1997 (age 23)
Coppell, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Coppell (Coppell, Texas)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Freshman All-American (2015)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Games played:13
Games started:10
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Connor Williams (born May 12, 1997) is an American football offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Texas.

Early yearsEdit

Williams attended Coppell High School. As a freshman, he started the last 3 games at right tackle. As a sophomore, he was moved to tight end, but by the end of the season he was switched to left tackle.

As a senior, he was a two-way player, allowing one sack and one holding penalty, while making 38 tackles (5 for loss), 3 sacks, 5 quarterback pressures, 5 forced fumbles and 2 passes defensed. He was a second-team 6A All-State and an All-district selection.

He was a teammate of future NFL player Solomon Thomas. He also practiced basketball.

College careerEdit

Williams accepted a football scholarship from the University of Texas. As a freshman, he started all 12 games at left tackle.[1]

The next year, he started 11 out of 12 games at left tackle and was considered by the media and coaches one of the best offensive tackles in college football. He became just the fourth sophomore in school history to receive first-team All-American honors.

As a junior, he suffered a left knee injury in the third game against USC. He returned to play in the eleventh game against West Virginia University. He started only five out of 12 games at left tackle (first 3 and final 2 regular season contests). On November 27, 2017, Williams announced that he would forego his senior year in favor of the 2018 NFL Draft, and that he would not play in the 2017 Texas Bowl.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5⅛ in 296 lb33 in10½ in 5.05 s 1.72 s 2.89 s 4.63 s 7.83 s 34 in 9 ft 4 in 26 reps

Williams was selected by Dallas Cowboys in the second round (50th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing him at guard.[3][4] He was named the starting left guard, starting the first eight games before being benched in Week 10 in favor of Xavier Su'a-Filo. He then started two games at right guard in place of an injured Zack Martin.

Personal lifeEdit

His brother, Dalton, also played football for Stephen F. Austin and Akron. He has been outspoken about his experiences with bullies in middle school. His mother is of Mexican descent.[5]


External linksEdit

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