Minnesota Golden Gophers’ Maxx Williams Declares For NFL Draft


When you jump over two would-be tacklers on your way to the endzone for a breath-taking touchdown in a bowl game, you probably have the skills to be a player in the NFL. Golden Gopher tight end Maxx Williams announced on Friday that he will be testing those skills this coming season as he has declared for the NFL Draft.

The Waconia, Minn. native will be leaving the University of Minnesota with two years of eligibility left. This season Williams was a redshirt sophomore.

Head Coach Jerry Kills released a comment on Williams via a press release through the university:

"We appreciate all that Maxx and his family have done for the program. They are great people and we wish nothing but the best for Maxx as he begins his professional career. Maxx has been an integral part in laying the foundation for our program and has helped move our team forward."

Williams was voted an All-American this past season in an incredible season. Williams led the Gophers in receptions (36), receiving yards (569) and touchdowns (8).

The grand totals for Williams’ career at the U of M ends with a line of 25 games, 13 touchdowns, 61 receptions for 986 yards.

Williams should be taken in the early rounds of the NFL Draft as he is one of the best tight ends eligible. The NFL Draft will be held at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois starting April 30 and concluding on May 5.