Today we roll on with the profile snapshots of former Texas A&M Aggies currently playing in the United States Football League (USFL) with 29-year-old Trey Williams.
Williams, a 5-foot-11, 230-pound star running back out of Spring, Texas, was selected by the New Jersey Generals in the 28th round of the 2022 USFL Draft.
As a true freshman for the Aggies in 2012, Williams made his name known from the get-go — playing in all 13 games while garnering 376 yards on 65 carries with five rushing touchdowns (fourth on the team). He also had 1,104 total all-purpose yards (84.9 yards per game) that season and was named to the Freshman All-SEC team.
In 2013, as a sophomore at Texas A&M, the running back played in 11 games with 407 rush yards on 58 carries (six touchdowns), 54 receiving yards on 10 receptions, and 706 yards on 28 kickoff returns for a total of 1,167 all-purpose yards (106.1 yards per game). He also had a career-long 97-yard kick return against Mississippi State on Nov. 9 of that season.
In his junior campaign with the Aggies in 2014, Williams played in all 12 games for Texas A&M while racking up 560 rushing yards on 81 carries (seven touchdowns), 105 receiving yards on 16 receptions (one touchdown), and 421 yards on 17 kick returns — totaling 1,086 all-purpose yards (93.3 yards per game).
In his three seasons with Texas A&M, the beast back garnered 1,343 rushing yards (18 touchdowns), 330 receiving yards (one touchdown), and 1,684 kick return yards for a grand total of 3,357 all-purpose yards (93.3 yards per game).
Forgoing his senior season and declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams signed an undrafted free agent contract as a member of numerous practice squads, including Washington (May 7, 2015), Dallas (Nov. 4, 2015), New England (Dec. 1, 2015), Miami (Dec. 17, 2015), Indianapolis (Dec. 25, 2015), and Pittsburgh (Feb. 14, 2017).
In mid-October of 2017, Williams spent a week with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League (CFL) before a second stint with the Dallas Cowboys — becoming a member of the team’s practice squad on Nov. 2, 2017.
After being waived by the Cowboys on Sept. 1, 2018, Williams spent a season with the San Antonio Commanders in the Alliance of American Football (AAF) as a backup back prior to the league folding in April 2019, garnering 205 rushing yards on 40 carries with one touchdown.
Williams was the number one pick by the Seattle Dragons in the 2020 XFL Draft, picking up 127 rush yards on 34 carries with one touchdown (third on team), and 44 receiving yards on eight receptions with another touchdown. The XFL terminated all player contracts and league operations on April 10, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2021, Williams spent a brief amount of time with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL (March 19) and signed on for a second stint with the Argonauts (Aug. 10) before becoming a New Jersey General in 2022.
Thus far for the Generals, Williams has 247 rushing yards, 117 receiving yards, and 41 kick return yards (405 total all-purpose yards).
Fun facts: Williams finished his high school career at Dekaney High School with 8,110 rushing yards (86 touchdowns) and also played baseball (.383 batting average). In addition, he chose Texas A&M over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Louisville, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas (just to name a few).
Up next for Williams and the New Jersey Generals (4-1, 1st place in North): a tilt against the Houston Gamblers (1-4, 4th place in South) on Sunday, May 22 at 3 pm Central Time on FOX.
Due up next for the Texas A&M Aggies in a USFL profile snapshot: Taylor Bertolet.