DETROIT — Rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams stretched his arms out wide in the end zone with the Ford Field crowd roaring after making quite an introduction.
His first career NFL reception resulted in a 41-yard touchdown.
In his second NFL game, after recovering from a torn ACL sustained while playing for Alabama, the Detroit Lions‘ 2022 first-round pick (No. 12 overall) broke away for a deep-ball catch from quarterback Jared Goff at 10:34 in the opening quarter.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 11, 2022
He had 10.9 yards of separation, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. That’s the most on any passing touchdown the Minnesota Vikings have allowed this season and the second most on any Lions touchdown this season.
Williams was targeted just once on eight snaps in his pro debut in last week’s victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After celebrating the touchdown, Williams found his dad, James, in the stands to give him the ball.
“It’s a surreal feeling to see where we came from,” James told ESPN.
After his 1st career TD catch, #Lions rookie Jameson Williams found his dad, James, to hand him the game ball in the stands. “It’s a surreal feeling to see where we came from,” James told ESPN.
The Williams family rolls deep. It’s about 20 of them together at Ford Field. pic.twitter.com/KGN4ozRPdV
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) December 11, 2022
Lions first-rounder Jameson Williams scores 41-yard TD on first NFL catch