Former NMSU Aggie turning heads at Bears camp
El Paso, TX — Former NMSU wide receiver Chris Williams is making a name for himself at Chicago Bears training camp, surprising with his speed and catching ability.
"The guy can really run," said Bears special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis. "He's got experience catching balls. Even though it was in Canada, it was in game-like situations at a professional level, so that's good. That beats a rookie in my opinion. We'll see how he does when we get to the preseason games. So far I've liked what I've seen from him."
Williams played four seasons at New Mexico State. After setting school records in 2006 with 92 receptions and 1,425 yards, he was named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented to the nation's top receiver.
The Bears signed Williams prior to last year's season finale off the Saints' practice squad. Before joining New Orleans last October, he spent three seasons north of the border with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, setting a CFL record with six return touchdowns in 2012.
Williams originally entered the NFL in 2009 as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins. He also spent time on the Browns' practice squad before heading to the CFL in 2010.
"I only know one way to play," Williams said. "This is what I do, and I just keep playing my way. I just have to continue to get better and show progression. I want to show them that I can get better each and every day and that I can help this team."