2021 will be Chucky Williams’ second season playing for the Pirates. In ‘19 he was voted Second Team All-NAL and recorded 52 tackles, 11 pass break-ups, and 1 fumble recovery return for a touchdown. The fumble return was the longest in league history. Coming out of college Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams but released soon after. Williams is described as having quick feet, an ability to strike, and solid reaction speed. While he played safety in college, as a member of the Pirates Williams plays more like a “JACK” linebacker, acting similar to a fourth pass rusher.
As a senior at the University of Louisville in 2017, Williams finished third on the Cardinals with 80 tackles. His 3 interceptions were good for second best. The Cardinals finished a solid 8-5, 4-4 in conference play, and ended up playing in the TaxSlayer Bowl, formerly known as the Gator Bowl. Louisville was defeated by a score of 31-27 against Mississippi State.
In 2016 Williams ended up fifth on the Cardinals with 61 tackles and added 3 interceptions. His season high of 9 tackles came in a loss against Wake Forest. The Cardinals finished 9-4, 7-1 in conference, and were invited to play in the Citrus Bowl where they lost a tough one to LSU, 29-9.
2015 saw Williams start in 12 of 13 games and finish fifth on the team with 61 tackles. He also had 3 interceptions. Williams’ first career double-digit tackle game came against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals finished 8-5, 5-3 in conference, and beat Texas A&M by a score of 27-21 in the Music City Bowl.
Williams appeared in nine games as a safety and on special teams during the 2014 season for Louisville. As quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback, safety, kick and punt returner in high school, Williams attracted a lot of D1 attention. By his senior year he received 21 scholarship offers. He majored in sports administration at Louisville. Williams is set to enter his age-26 season with the Pirates.