MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that the team has signed defensive back Darius Williams to a one-year contract.
Williams (5’10”, 195 lbs.) registered 30 defensive tackles and six on special teams in his first season in the CFL with the Edmonton Elks, in 2021. The 23-year-old American played in all 14 games with his team.
The former Carson-Newman University Eagle played in the East-West Shrine Bowl in 2020, after four seasons at the collegiate level. In 41 games, the St. Petersburg, FL native amassed 179 tackles, adding a sack, eight interceptions and recovered two fumbles. In 2017, he became the 122nd player in school history to be named to the Don Hansen All-America team.
“Darius is a young player with tremendous potential”, says Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia. “He had a good rookie season in Edmonton last year and his best years are ahead of him, which is very encouraging.”
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