AMERICAN FOOTBALL | NFL | NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Marcus Williams is an American football safety from Corona, California, who plays with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah. He first played while attending High School in Eastvale, California. He played wide receiver and defensive back for the Mustangs football team. He also played basketball and ran track. He committed to play college football at the University of Utah.
As a true freshman at Utah in 2014, he played in all 13 games and made six starts. He finished the 2014 season with 59 tackles and an interception. After his final season, he entered the 2017 NFL Draft, finishing his college career with 11 interceptions and 188 total tackles.
In 2017, the New Orleans Saints signed him to a four-year contract and he made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the New Orleans Saints’ season-opener at the Minnesota Vikings. He finished his rookie season with 73 combined tackles (59 solo), seven pass deflections, and four interceptions in 15 games and 15 starts. Pro Football Focus gave him an overall grade of 86.8, ranking him 11th among all qualified safeties in 2017.
Now into his third season with The Saints, he has lots of varied interests to keep him occupied in his down time. He is obviously passionate about sports, including basketball, but also loves animals (in particular dogs and ducks!!), TV, Music, and Bowling. He loves to vacation in Miami and his favourite food is Italian!