The Indianapolis Colts have signed undrafted free agent Chris Williams, a defensive lineman out of Division-1 Wagner College in Staten Island and a former Lafayette Educational Complex (Brooklyn) product, ex-Patriot Head Coach Tommy Vitola Jr. today told BrooklynSportsWorld.com.
“His signing day was the last thing I did as a Head Coach,” Vitola gleefully recalled. “He was amazing, a three-year starter with me.”
When asked if he saw Williams had the ability to turn pro while at Lafayette, Vitola said, “Absolutely. He was also recruited by a number of Division-1 schools like Temple.”
Williams wreaked havoc on opposing offensive lines in 2019, recording 62 tackles, including 11.5 for losses while collecting four sacks as well.
The six-two Williams made Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-NEC First Team
and garnered his second consecutive All-NEC (Northeast Conference) award this year.
Wagner College’s athletic website wrote this about the Brooklyn native before the season: “Chris Williams is an athletic, agile, mobile and strong defensive lineman who is one of (the top) talents up front in the NEC and potentially among the nation’s best.”
== Jerry Del Priore