| Marquise Williams|
| North Carolina (2011–2015)|
2013 Belk Bowl 39–17 win
(1992-10-05) October 5, 1992 (age 23)
Charlotte, North Carolina
American football quarterback
North Carolina Tar Heels football (#12 / Quarterback)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mallard Creek High School
Bernard Whiteside, Lisa Williams
Larry Fedora, Elijah Hood, Ryan Switzer, Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson
Marquise Williams Wikipedia
Marquise Javon Williams (born October 5, 1992) is a Canadian football quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at North Carolina. Williams was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers.
Williams attended Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a senior, he threw for 3,034 yards with 45 touchdowns and rushed for 1,147 yards and 19 touchdowns. Williams was a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the ninth best dual-threat quarterback in his class.
After redshirting in 2011, Williams appeared in nine games as Bryn Renner's backup as a redshirt freshman in 2012. He passed for 127 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 186 yards with three touchdowns. Williams entered his sophomore season in 2013 as Renner's backup. After Renner suffered an injury that caused him to miss the rest of the season, Williams became the starter. Against Old Dominion, he set the school record for total yards in a game with 469. In total he appeared in 12 games with six starts, completing 126 of 217 passes for 1,698 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also led the team in rushing yards with 536, becoming the first quarterback to lead North Carolina in rushing since Gayle Bomar in 1968. Williams entered his junior season in 2014 as the starter. He passed for 3,068 yards with 21 passing touchdowns and added 13 rushing touchdowns.
Williams returned as a starter and team captain his senior year in 2015, leading the Tar Heels to the ACC Coastal Division title and the ACC Championship Game. Over the course of the season, Williams passed for 3,072 yards, 24 passing touchdowns and rushed for 13 touchdowns. Against Duke University, Williams had a historic performance. He threw for 494 passing yards, a school record passing yards, threw for four touchdowns, and rushed for another touchdown.
Williams was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings on May 2nd 2016, but was quickly released. He was then signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 26, 2016. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Packers during final team cuts.
In May of 2017, Williams signed as a rookie free agent with the Canadian Football Saskatchewan Roughriders. Throughout the two game preseason, WIlliams completed 10 passes out of 12 attempts, for 115 yards, and one interception. Williams made the Roughriders roster as the 3rd quarterback on June 17th, beating out Vince Young who, like Williams, had also played for the Green Bay Packers during a preseason. Williams also beat out Bryan Bennett for the job.