Oakland, CA (June 4, 2015) – Former Loudoun County standout and Virginia Tech linebacker Chase Williams announced on Instagram that he signed his first NFL contract with the Oakland Raiders.
Said Williams, “Words can’t describe this feeling. Twenty three years of working and dreaming and chasing this goal. So incredibly humbled to be able to announce I have agreed to sign with the Oakland Raiders!”
Williams started 9 games for the Hokies as a redshirt senior over during the fall, missing the final four games due to a knee injury late in the 2014 season. While active, he recorded 72 tackles on the season, including nine for loss and 3.5 sacks during those 9 games.
As a standout football player for the Loudoun County Raiders, Williams was named first-team All-State by The Associated Press and the VHSCA for the Group AA, and was a first-team All-Met selection by The Washington Post.
He posted 173 tackles as a senior for Coach Todd Hill at Loudoun County, including 24 for loss, 11 sacks, and 12 forced fumbles. As a junior, Williams recorded 163 tackles on defense, in addition to 36 catches for 481 yards on offense. He finished his career with 27 straight double-digit tackling performances. Williams was further honored as a postseason Super Prep All-American, rated the No. 11 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times, listed as the No. 12 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 13 player in the state by Rivals, ranked the No. 23 middle linebacker in the country and the No. 21 player in the state by Scout, and listed as the No. 78 athlete in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc.
Please join us in congratulating Chase on his signing. We wish you much success on and off the field of play!