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WR Reggie Williams signs with CFL’s Toronto Argonauts

Post by Eric Williams on May 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm with 26 Comments »
May 29, 2013 3:35 pm
Former University of Washington standout receiver Reggie Williams. (TNT file photo)
Former University of Washington standout receiver Reggie Williams. (TNT file photo)

First reported by Adam Caplan, Lakes High product and University of Washington standout Reggie Williams has signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

A first round selection of Jacksonville in the 2004 draft, Williams never lived up to the lofty expectations while with the Jaguars.

Williams, 30, totaled 189 receptions for 2,332 yards and 18 touchdowns in five seasons with Jacksonville.

In 2010, Williams was signed to Seattle’s 90-man roster, brought in to compete with another reclamation project, Mike Williams. However, Reggie Williams was released before the beginning of training camp.

Now, Reggie and Mike Williams are back together again in Toronto. Mike Williams signed a deal with Toronto last week.

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  1. sluggo42 says:

    That about wraps it up spit…

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Does anyone else wonder why Russell Wilson spends so much time at the VMAC?

  3. raymaines says:

    The Saints are completely out of control. Fine ‘um, take away draft picks, forfeit games….

    or maybe that’s just what stupid, entitled 25 year old’s do.

  4. raymaines says:

    For some reason the above link no longer seems to work. Same story, different link:

  5. Reggie and Mike won’t be long in the CFL. Too many speedy young WRs to beat out, not to mention there aren’t many spots for “imports.”

  6. Sekolah says:

    A very cocky, ignorant UW fan once told me that Reggie Williams would have a lengthier and more successful career than Marcus Trufant would – absolutely true story.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Who would of thought that Chuck Knox would come back to us in the form of Russell Wilson.

  8. raymaines says:

    I saw Reggie Williams in Husky Stadium a few times and I swore no human on earth could be better than he was. He might have been the second best UW football player I’ve ever seen, behind only Cory Dillon. I don’t know how it all went wrong, but the kid was GREAT in college. I don’t blame the UW fan for saying he would have a better career than Trufant. That fan and I were both wrong of course, but I can see why he would have said that.

    Well OK, Steve Emtman and Lincoln Kennedy are in the conversation too, but you know what I mean.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:


    “You remember: “Play the hand you’re dealt.” “Luck is the residue of hard work.” “Don’t tell me how rough the water is, just bring the ship in.” “If a hair on my head knew what I was thinking, I’d pluck it out.” “Coaches don’t win games, players do.” “People say they are ready, but are they prepared? They’re ready for anything but prepared for nothing.” “Make second effort a part of your personality.” “Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” “Play like the opponent has his hand in your back pocket.” “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. But today is cash on the barrelhead.” “I’m going to speak real soft so you can listen real hard.” “What you do speaks so well, there’s no need to hear what you say.”

  10. raymaines says:

    The only thing RW has ever said that actually offended me was after his very first (preseason) game in Seattle. He said something to the effect “…and the 12th man was awesome as usual.”

    I’m thinking “as usual”? How the bleep would he know what was usual at the CLink? Can we say Cliche Machine? I suppose I would want my franchise QB putting more thought into next weeks game than a radio interview, but stil…

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    raymaines- You don’t get it yet.
    Wilson more than likely had already spent countless hours of research into what the 12th man was all about, so it makes sense for him to say the 12th man was awesome as usual.

  12. HonHawksLSB says:

    Good point Georgia.

    I keep hearing people say Sophmore Slump, but does hard work coupled with superior talent ever slump?

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:


    Good point. Hard work with superior talent will very ever slump imo.

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Or hardly ever slump, Lol.

  15. GeorgiaHawk says:

    BTW raymaines, Reggie Williams is not even close to being one of the top Huskies of all time.
    Steve Emtman, Cory Dillon, Warren Moon, Chris Chandler, Mark Brunel, Stevens, Trufant, and a whole other host of top players that would put Reggie on the back burner.

  16. Wonder how many “busts” are a direct result of getting paid?

  17. Dukeshire says:

    Most of those are not Know origonals, for the record. He, like Wilson, was a master motivator, but some of those are paraphrases of more famous quotes. Example: Branch Rickey said “luck is the residue of design”. Regardless, Wilson works his ass off and expects others to as well. Awesome!

  18. Dukeshire says:

    BTW, Lawyer Milloy and Napoleon Kaufman aren’t being mentioned with the best Huskeys ever? Lol. Dangerously close to Bleacher Report status here…

  19. Dukeshire says:

    Ooos, Knox.

  20. GeorgiaHawk says:

    ” A whole other host of top players that would put Reggie on the back burner.”
    Would be Kauhman and milloy and others.

    No need to state the obvious if you are a Husky fan, however bleacher report can do very close to this, if not better. Lol.

    Btw-No one said they where all knox originals,( just Knoxisms) and who really cares? What are Knox’s originals? And does it really matter if a player like Wilson, ( who is the greatest QB in Seahawk history) living by them?

  21. “He might have been the second best UW football player I’ve ever seen, behind only Cory Dillon. I don’t know how it all went wrong, but the kid was GREAT in college.”

    Lawyer Milloy was definitely a better dog than Williams. I’d put Reggie Rogers ahead of him too, and I am not even sure there’s ever been a Husky quite like Steve Emtman. Next to Brian Bosworth I would have to rate Emtman as the most dominating college football player I’ve ever seen.

    I think it’s fairly safe to say that the MONEY is where it all went wrong for Williams. Not sure about his work ethic while in college, although I recall more than one report of his immaturity during his time at the U.W., making him look very much like a prima donna. Whatever the case, he got his big rookie deal, and not long afterwards developed a cocaine habit – the rest is history.

  22. princeaden says:

    My All-Time favorite Knoxism was when no matter what happened, if it went in the Hawks favor, He uttered “That play was by design”. It was just the way He said it that cracked me up every time. I can’t believe Farnsworth left that one out. lol

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