European League of Football: Rhein Fire sign defensive back Omari Williams

The Rhein Fire of the European League of Football have signed veteran defensive back Omari Williams. The Div. 1 talent and ELF champion now joins former NFL head coach Jim Tomsula as the Rhein Fire are finally back in action in Düsseldorf.

The 6’1″, 200-pound defensive back was a key part of the Frankfurt Galaxy’s championship defense last year, making three interceptions, 29 total tackles, one forced fumble, three pass breakups, and six passes defended.

It’s also worth noting that Williams complained about the living conditions during his time with the Galaxy, in a movement that led him and other former Frankfurt players to become involved in the league player association.

Before joining the European League of Football, Williams played for the Dresden Monarchs in the German Football League in 2019. He was a standout player for the Monarchs that season, tallying 49 tackles and 10 interceptions (tied for the league lead).

Before heading to Europe, the Birmingham, Alabama native spent four years playing at Samford University (D1 FCS). For his four-year Samford career, Williams picked off 10 passes and had 32 pass break-ups. He finished his career with 195 total tackles, 131 solo. His senior season, Williams was a 1st All-Conference selection registering 64 total tackles, three interceptions, and 11 pass breakups.

Following his college career, Williams spent time with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars as part of two rookie minicamps.

Williams joins veterans Nathaniel Robitaille, Sven Briedenbach, Jason Aguemon, and Nick Wiens in Düsseldorf. The experienced defender should pair well with former NFL defensive coordinator and head coach Jim Tomsula.

Watch Williams 2019 highlights here:

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