PRO CAREER: Signed to the Bears active roster for the final regular season game of 2013... Originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins (2009)... Has spent time on the practice squads of the Cleveland Browns (2009) and the New Orleans Saints (2013)... Spent 2011 season with Hamilton of the CFL and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Miami Dolphins (4/27/09)... Waived by the Dolphins (8/25/09)… Signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad (11/18/09)... Signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad (10/4/13)... Signed to the Chicago Bears active roster (12/26/13). SIGNED through 2015.
2013 SEASON: Spent time on the New Orleans Saints practice squad before joining the Bears week 17.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 (CFL) - Played 15 games in his rookie season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats…Was named an East Division All-Star… Was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie… Led the team in receiving yards with 1,064. 2010 (CFL/UFL)– Spent two weeks on the Tiger-Cats practice roster after signing on October 18… Signed with the UFL’s Hartford Colonials… Was released by the Colonials on September 8. 2009 – Originally entered the league as an undrafted FA with the Miami Dolphins… Signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad after being waived by the Dolphins at the conclusion of training camp.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2005-08) at New Mexico State... Caught 246 passes for 3,555 yards and 32 TDs with the Aggies... Also returned 42 kickoffs for 1,033 yards (24.6 avg) and 2 TDs as well as 51 punts for 297 yards (5.8 avg) and 1 TD... Carried the ball 20 times for 100 yards... Set school records with 92 receptions and 1,425 receiving yards in 2006... Led the nation in receiving yards per game (117.9) and catches per game (7.66) in 2006... Named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, an award given to the nation’s top wide receiver.
PERSONAL: Participated in track and field and played football at Rio Rancho High School... Ran for almost 2,100 yards and 33 TDs in his senior season... Won the state championship in the 200m dash, the high jump and was a member of the state champion 4x100m relay team.
Speedy receiver Chris Williams showed game-breaking ability on a 73-yard touchdown reception in the Bears’ 34-28 preseason-opening win over the Eagles.
During the first few days of Bears training camp, Chris Williams has displayed athleticism and explosiveness as both a receiver and return specialist.
With the Bears looking to fill jobs at return specialist, punter and long-snapper, the competition on special teams in training camp is expected to be intense.
Fans voted kick returner Chris Williams' 101 yard kickoff return touchdown as the Bear Down of Week 10.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen places the ball perfectly for wide receiver Chris Williams who runs down the sideline for the touchdown.
Wide receiver Chris Williams addresses the media following Wednesday's practice to discuss his transition from the CFL to the NFL.
Highlights from the Bears first practice of training camp.