University of Minnesota All-America tight end Maxx Williams is turning pro.
The school announced Friday that Williams would skip his last two years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
His announcement came one day after the Gophers’ season ended with a disappointing loss in the Citrus Bowl to Missouri, though Williams had a personal highlight with a jaw-dropping catch-and-run for a touchdown during which he hurdled two tacklers.
Williams was named the Big Ten’s Tight End of the Year, and was a second-team All-American selection by the Associated Press. He led the Gophers with 36 receptions for 569 yards and eight touchdowns. The eight touchdowns were a school record for a Gophers tight end.
Williams could be the first tight end picked in this year’s draft, possibly in the first round.
Williams Arena is the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities basketball arena. The building is known affectionately as “The Barn,” and our student section is known as “The Barnyard”. Thus, this video. Aside from the barnyard, Williams Arena is also famous for its raised floors.