ARLINGTON, Texas — Arkansas running back David Williams became the second Razorback taken in the 2018 NFL Draft when he was selected in the seventh round with the 226th overall pick by the Denver Broncos on Saturday.
A Philadelphia native, Williams is the 32nd player in program history selected as a running back in the NFL Draft and the first since Alex Collins (No. 171 overall) and Jonathan Williams (No. 156 overall) were both picked in the fifth round in 2016. He is the first Razorback drafted by the Broncos since 2008 when the organization selected fullback Peyton Hillis in the seventh round (No. 227 overall).
Williams, who came to Arkansas from South Carolina as a graduate transfer in 2017, was the Razorbacks’ most productive running back last season. Williams led the team in rushing yards (656), all-purpose yards (827), rushing touchdowns (8) and scoring touchdowns (10).
For his career, Williams played in 42 games with six starts. He totaled 1,467 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns to go along with 37 receptions and two receiving touchdowns.
Williams’ Quick Hits
• Found the end zone multiple times in three games in 2017, including two three-TD efforts.
• Rushed for a touchdown in five games in 2017.
• Recorded 75 or more rushing yards four times in 2017, all in SEC action.
• Led the Hogs in runs for a first down (31), of 10-plus yards (18) and 20-plus yards (6).
• Had a breakout performance in his final game at Arkansas against Missouri on Nov. 24, totaling 113 yards of offense and three touchdowns on 13 touches.
• Earned his undergraduate degree in retail management from South Carolina in May 2017.