Clemson football alumnus Mike Williams had a huge day in Cleveland as the Los Angeles Chargers rallied and then hung on to beat the Cleveland Browns 30-28 Sunday afternoon.
Williams finished the day with 10 catches for 134 yards on 13 targets as the Chargers overcame an early 14-0 deficit to move to 3-2 on the season and 2-1 on the road.
The Chargers had a chance to put the game away with 1:14 to go when Head Coach Brandon Staley decided to go for it from his own 46 on 4th and 1.
A pass intended for Williams fell incomplete and the Browns took over, but Cade York missed a potential game-winning 54-yard field goal with 11 seconds to go.
The teams combined for 908 total yards, 53 first downs and there were 0 punts in the second half and only three in the first half.
Williams now has five straight 100-yard receiving games on the road, which ties Chad Johnson for the AFC record and is one short of the NFL mark of six, shared by Jerry Rice (twice), Calvin Johnson and Michael Irvin, who are all Hall of Famers.
For the season William has 28 receptions for 392 yards (14.0 per catch) and two touchdowns. In his NFL career Williams now 255 receptions for 4,054 yards (15.9 per catch) and 28 touchdowns.
At Clemson the 6’4, 218 pound Williams had 177 receptions for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 15.4 yards per catch.
In his redshirt junior season in 2016, Williams recorded 98 catches for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns as Clemson defeated Alabama to win the school’s first National Championship since 1981.
An integral part of the 2016 Clemson football National Championship team, Mike Williams is thriving in Los Angeles
Williams was an integral piece of that championship, catching 8 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown against the Crimson Tide in the title game, including a huge pass from Deshaun Watson on the game-winning drive as time wound down.
Williams was the 7th overall pick of the Chargers in the 2017 NFL draft and last spring signed a three year, $60 million ($40 million guaranteed) contract to stay with the Chargers.