The reigning Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, Frankie Williams worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 24.
That’s the second NFL workout for Williams this off-season, the other came with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Williams led the CFL in punt return yards with 949 on 76 attempts (12.5 average) while tallying 10 returns of 30-plus yards and one touchdown. He handled kick-off return duties, accumulating 1,071 return yards on 43 tries (24.9 average), two returns of 40-plus yards and a 108-yard touchdown. His 2,020 total kick return yards topped the CFL.
The 26-year-old Williams is the third Ticat to be named Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, joining current teammate Brandon Banks (2015) and Chris Williams (2012). Williams received 34 first-place votes to capture the honour.
The Purdue University product went unselected in the 2016 NFL draft. However, Williams signed an undrafted free agent contract with Indianapolis and spent his rookie season with the Colts. He played three games and made one tackle.
After a year out of football in 2017, Williams inked a two-year deal with the Ticats. Williams has played 31 games in the Hammer recording 67 tackles and one interception on defence as a rare player who can start at defensive back and be a game-breaking returner.
Williams is a pending CFL free agent with NFL interest.