Former North Carolina RB Javonte Williams secures 1st 100-yard game in NFL
Former North Carolina running back Javonte Williams is having a great rookie season in the NFL.
Williams is sharing running back duties for the Denver Broncos with veteran Melvin Gordon, but Williams continues to stand out for his performance.
On Sunday in a win over the Dallas Cowboys, Williams secured his first career 100-yard game in the NFL. He rushed the ball 17 times for 111 yards — good enough for an average of 6.5 yards per carry.
Javonte Williams is over 100 yards.
First career 100-yard game for the rook.
— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) November 7, 2021
He was effective at bursting through a hole when that opportunity was there, but he also showed off his ability to be a power runner. Here’s an example:
Javonte Williams with another angry run @KyleBrandt 😡😡pic.twitter.com/9nLPbVAian
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 7, 2021
Williams is now up to 466 yards in 9 games this season. With Gordon not expected to return to the Broncos next season, he could be a full-time starter sooner rather than later.
The Broncos picked Williams with the No. 35 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He joined Denver after a successful college career that saw him rush for 2,297 yards and 29 touchdowns in Chapel Hill.
Denver is 5-4 on the season. Williams’ next game will be on Nov. 14 against the Philadelphia Eagles.