Pirates Re-sign Chucky Williams – Presented by Phoenix Communications, Inc.

By: Mick Moninghoff
Pirates Writer
December 20, 2021

WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Pirates, Champions of the Indoor Football League, have re-signed defensive back Chucky Williams for the 2022 season.

Williams was a Second Team All-IFL defensive selection last season. In 12 total games, Williams tied for the league lead in fumble recoveries with three.

His signature games for the United Bowl Champions were eight tackle performances in victories over the Arizona Rattlers and the Northern Arizona Wranglers. In the 68-44 win over the Rattlers on Phoenix Field at the DCU Center, Williams recovered a fumble by Arizona quarterback Drew Powell in the first quarter that set the tone for the game. In the 51-16 triumph over the Wranglers, the 6”2” 210 lb. DB had one tackle for a loss and an interception. The former Louisville Cardinal was the Pirates fourth leading tackler with 58 stops (37 solo) and was fourth with eight passes broken up.

In 2018 Williams signed as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Rams and took part in OTA’s and minicamp. The Miami, FL native played four seasons of college ball at Louisville, appearing in 48 games. Williams finished his college career with 252 tackles, 13 for a loss, registered two sacks and nine interceptions along with five fumble recoveries and seven forced fumbles. During his time there the Cardinals went 34 and 18, never losing more than five games in a season while going to four bowl games. Williams was a Third-Team All ACC selection and played in the 2018 East – West Shrine Game.

This will be Williams’ third season with Massachusetts. In 2019 he was second on the Pirates with 51.5 tackles with 42 solo stops and 19 assists. He had two tackles for a loss, broke up 11 passes and recovered a fumble, returning it a team record 45 yards for a touchdown vs. Columbus. In the Pirates playoff loss in Carolina, Williams made seven tackles, had an interception and recovered a fumble.

The 2021 United Bowl Champions; Massachusetts Pirates are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Pirates play all home games at Phoenix Field at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St. Worcester, MA, 01608. For more information on the Massachusetts Pirates please call (508)452-MASS (6277), email contact@masspiratesfootball.com or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com. For 2022 season, half-season, luxury, or group ticket packages please call 508-452-MASS (6277) or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com/tickets. Follow the Pirates on Facebook via Facebook.com/MAPirates, Instagram @mass.pirates, and Twitter @mass_pirates.

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