Stampeders linebacker lets play do the talking

Jeremy Williams of the Calgary Stampeders chases Robert Marve of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during a...

Jeremy Williams of the Calgary Stampeders chases Robert Marve of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during a CFL game at McMahon Stadium on June 14, 2014. (Derek Leung/Getty Images/AFP)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:58 PM ET

You’ll never hear Jeremy Williams talk trash.

He’s more likely to help an opponent up off the ground after delivering a big hit than to taunt or celebrate.

In fact, the Calgary Stampeders cover linebacker is so well-mannered, cornerback Fred Bennett gave the newcomer a nickname: The Choir Boy.

Stamps defensive backs coach Tony Missick says the Henderson State product doesn’t need a big mouth to make a big impact.

“He is soft-spoken and he is humble,” Missick said. “He’s a good guy to have around. The guys tease him but it’s all in good fun.

“On the field, he’s one of the best tacklers that we have. He comes with power and he has a lot of untapped skills. He has a lot of potential and grasps the concept real easy.”

Missick likes Williams’ versatility.

“He came into camp as a SAM (linebacker) and we started moving him around,” Missick said of the 6-foot, 204-pounder.


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