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Wayne Williams

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back

Wayne Williams
Photo by Chris Arnold
AFL Experience: 5th season
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Date of Birth: 10/14/69
College: Louisiana State


1993: Played for Tim Marcum in Detroit...Recorded two tackles in spot duty.

1995: Caught 12 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown in the regular season...On defense, tallied 26 tackles, three interceptions and seven passes defensed in spite of missing five games due to an elbow injury...Had his best two-way game against Las Vegas (6/24), catching four passes for 44 yards on offense and making 13 tackles---nine of them solo---on defense...Intercepted two passes in the Storm's 54-7 win over Miami (6/10).

1996: Established career highs for receptions (22), yards receiving (338), touchdowns (5), solo tackles (27) and interceptions (4)...Was fourth on the team in receptions and receiving yards...Third on the Storm in interceptions...Led the Storm with two forced fumbles...Caught a career-long 35-yard pass for a touchdown in win over Texas (5/11)...Had best two-way game vs. San Jose (6/1), catching two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown, making four tackles, forcing a fumble and grabbing an interception...Caught three passes for a career-high 48 yards in opening-night win at St. Louis (4/26).

1997: Turned in a solid season, playing in ten games and recording 14 catches for 151 yards, 16 tackles, 11 assists and four passes defended...Had his best game receiving against Orlando (5/17), catching three passes for 42 yards...Had two tackles, three assists and two catches for 25 yards in the loss to Albany (6/7)...Posted a season-high five tackles at Orlando (6/27)...Was on injured reserve for two weeks in July with a knee injury...Returned for the Florida game (7/26) and had two tackles, an assist and two catches for 22 yards...Had three receptions for 25 yards and a tackle one week later at San Jose (8/2)...Made two tackles and caught a season high four passes for 41 yards in the Storm's quarterfinal win at Nashville (8/10)...Caught one pass for nine yards at Arizona (8/16).

1998: Caught two passes for 13 yards, made a tackle and broke up a pass at San Jose (5/1)...Two weeks later against Houston (5/16)...Caught one pass for 18 yards and made two tackles and an assist...At Florida (5/23), he caught two passes for a season-high 25 yards...Added two tackles and two assists, good for third on the team in total tackles...Caught one pass for 30 yards in the third quarter of the Storm's win at New Jersey (5/30)...Posted season highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (54) against New York (6/6)...He added a tackle on defense and scored on a two-point conversion pass from Peter Tom Willis with 12:03 left in the second quarter...Caught one pass for 12 yards and made one unassisted tackle at Orlando (6/12) Houston (7/2), he broke up two passes, made two unassisted tackles, one assisted tackle, and caught one pass in the third quarter for 20 yards...Caught one pass for nine yards against Florida (7/12)..Made two solo tackles and assisted on another...Seeing additional playing time at Nashville (7/17) with the loss of Johnnie Harris, he posted his first interception of the season, and tied for the team lead with three unassisted tackles; he also caught one pass for 20 yards...Caught one pass in the fourth quarter of the Storm's win over Iowa (7/25) for 27 yards...Posted three total tackles, including two of the unassisted variety...Broke up a pass, his fourth of the season...Caught two passes for 22 yards and made two total tackles at Grand Rapids (8/1)...Deactivated for games against Nashville (5/9), Albany (6/20) and Orlando (6/27)...Did not score until the postseason, but then he exploded, scoring twice against San Jose (8/8) and catching five passes for 58 yards...Ended the postseason third on the the Storm in receiving with nine catches for 97 yards...Left unprotected by the Storm in the expansion draft and was claimed by the Buffalo Destroyers.

Career Highlights: Played defensive back in college; started every game in junior season (1990)...Joined the Storm via a player dispersal draft in early 1995.

AFL Statistics


Year  Team        REC    YDS    AVG   LG    TD 
1993  Detroit       0      0      0    0     0
1995  Tampa Bay    12    142   11.8   19     1
1996  Tampa Bay    22    338   15.4   35     5
1997  Tampa Bay    14    151   10.8   26     0
1998  Tampa Bay    17    250   14.7   30     0
CAREER TOTALS      65    881   13.6   35     6


Year  Team        TKL   AST   SKS   YDS FF-FR   INT   YDS  TD
1993  Detroit       2     0     0     0   0-0     0     0   0
1995  Tampa Bay    26    10     0     0   0-0     3    13   0
1996  Tampa Bay    27     7     0     0   2-3     4     0   0
1997  Tampa Bay    16    11     0     0   0-0     0     0   0
1998  Tampa Bay    17     8     0     0   0-1     1     0   0
CAREER TOTALS      88    36     0     0   2-4     8    13   0

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