February 3, 2021

REDBLACKS, Williams agree to extension

Patrick Doyle/CFL.ca

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed linebacker Avery Williams to a contract extension, the club announced on Wednesday.

Williams was set to become a free agent next week.

Since his debut in the capital in 2018, Williams has been a key piece of the REDBLACKS defence. While only dressing for 11 games in 2019 due to injuries, he still managed to record 69 defensive tackles. In 2019, he had his best game during CFL week 10 against the Ticats, recording 12 tackles.

In 28 games with the REDBLACKS’ organization, Williams has 112 defensive tackles, seven tackles on the special teams and two sacks to his account.

Williams, who played his collegiate football at Temple University, was a part of the 2016 conference championship team and the 2015 team that made an appearance in the conference championship. He finished his career at Temple with 154 tackles, three sacks, and one interception in 47 games played.

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