Former Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams announced his retirement today, via his Facebook page and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Said Williams on his Facebook Saturday, “My time in the NFL is over, had a great time, ups and downs, met soooo many ppl, fans, and friends. Played with some of the best athletes in the world, alot of ppl don’t get that opportunity.
“But now it’s time for me to have my family time that I’ve missed for the last 9yrs, spending it with Jordan and Dallas and the ppl who love me, so I will never strap it up again(even tho i can still play), but at the same time I’m ready to give that dream up. Came into the league healthy, and im walking away healthy, with my head held high.
“Thank you all who’ve cheered for me, booed me, and loved me, y’all are still fans to me!”
The Lions drafted Williams 7th-overall in 2004 out of Texas. Detroit traded Williams to the Dallas Cowboys prior to the 2009 season, getting first-, third- and sixth-round picks in return.
Williams best season came in 2006 when he finished with 1,310 receiving yards and was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team.
One legacy Williams will certainly leave the NFL is the nickname he gave current Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson when he was a rookie in 2007: Megatron.
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