The wait is finally over for Dexter Williams in the NFL Draft as the Green Bay Packers selected the dynamic running back with the 22nd pick of the 6th round.
Dexter had an up and down career for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish — but he was always considered to be one of the most electric players on the team. After three years of playing spot duty, Dexter was finally able to be “the man” in his senior year. That too came with a a pause when he was suspended for the first four games of the year due to an undisclosed violation of school rules.
He was worth the wait. Dexter ran for 995 yards and 12 touchdowns in his 9 games as a senior and helped the Irish reach the college football playoff.
Now Dexter goes from one historic team playing in an iconic venue to another, and should be a player that Aaron Rodgers and the Packer offense can use to help them win football games. He joins former Irish players, DeShone Kizer and Equanimeous St. Brown in Green Bay.
Dexter’s four-year rookie year contract will be worth $2,694,944 with a signing bonus of $174,944, according to Over The Cap.
Congratulations Dexter and good luck in Green Bay!