KEITH WILLIAMS is in his third season with the Ravens and first as the assistant wide receivers coach, after joining the team in 2021 as the pass game specialist. Williams has extensive experience guiding wide receivers, a group he worked with for 18 years at the collegiate level and for several years as a personal coach. At the pro level, he's also served as the wide receivers coach for the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF (2019) and spent 2008 in a minority coaching internship program with the San Diego Chargers.
- Has worked as a personal wide receivers coach for a number of top NFL wideouts, including Pro Bowlers Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams.
- As Baltimore's pass game specialist in 2021, his first season as an NFL assistant, Williams helped scheme a passing attack that made the league's biggest improvement (+61.8 ypg) from 2020.
2021-22: (with Baltimore) 2022: Helped guide WR Devin Duvernay to career highs in receptions (37), receiving yards (407) and receiving TDs (3). 2021: As pass game specialist, helped scheme a passing attack that made the league's biggest improvement (+61.8 ypg) from the previous season...WR Marquise Brown (1,008) and TE Mark Andrews (1,361), became the second Ravens tandem to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining WRs Michael Jackson (1,201) and Derrick Alexander (1,099) in 1996.
2019: (with San Antonio of the AAF) Coached wide receivers, aiding the development of NFL WR Greg Ward...Ward credits Williams for helping guide his transition from QB to WR.
2015-17: (with Nebraska) Mentored the Cornhuskers' wide receivers under head coach Mike Riley. 2015: Under Williams' leadership, Nebraska's wideouts flourished, with the group combining for more than 200 receptions, nearly 2,800 yards and 23 TDs…Nebraska ranked in the Top 3 in the Big Ten in passing offense, scoring offense, total offense and third-down conversions.
2012-14: (with Tulane) Spent three seasons as Tulane's wide receivers coach. 2014: Added out-of-state recruiting duties. 2013: Tulane's WRs combined for 156 receptions, totaling 1,877 yards (12.0 avg.) and 18 TDs. 2012: The Green Wave's receiving corps combined for 186 receptions, 2,656 receiving yards and 19 TD grabs...Helped guide WR Ryan Grant, who was later selected by Washington in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2014 Draft, to a conference-high 1,149 receiving yards.
2009-11: (with Fresno State) Guided three of his wideouts (Jalen Sanders – 2011, Jamel Hamler – 2010 & Seyi Ajirotutu –2009) to All-WAC honors…The Bulldogs made two bowl appearances (2009-10) in Williams' three seasons.
2005-08: (with San Jose City College) Was SJCC's offensive coordinator and coached the wide receivers for four years.
2001-04: (with San Jose State) Coached wide receivers for four years. 2001: WR Edell Shepherd set Spartans single-season records in receptions (83 – surpassed), receiving yards (1,500 – stands) and TD grabs (14 – surpassed).
2000: (with Solano College) Started his coaching career at Solano College in Northern California.
PRO PLAYER: (1994-96) Signed an NFL rookie free agent contract with Washington in 1994…Played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League in the spring of 1995 and then joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (1995-96).
COLLEGE: Played wide receiver for San Diego State (1991-93)…Was part of the Aztecs' 1991 Freedom Bowl team…Was also a member of the SDSU track & field team, finishing with a bronze medal (10.31) in the 100M at the WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships...Earned his bachelor's in Public Administration from San Diego State in 1996.
PERSONAL: Born in Lima, OH, Williams grew up in Stockton, CA, and attended Tokay (Lodi, CA) HS, where he excelled in both football (wideout and safety) and track & field, earning All-San Joaquin County Section honors in both sports…He holds the 100M (10.44) and 200M (21.2) records at Tokay…Keith and his wife, Ayana, have a son, Keyan, who played WR at Ball State, Nebraska and Fresno State and is the wide receivers coach at Missouri Southern, and daughter, Kaya, who is a soccer player at Jacksonville University.