Las Vegas Raiders sign former college basketball standout Carson Williams

Mar 13, 2021; Frisco, TX, USA; North Texas Mean Green guard Javion Hamlet (3) guards Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Carson Williams (22) during the first half at Ford Center at The Star. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders announced Monday that they have signed free agent tight end Carson Williams.

Williams, who played two years of basketball at Northern Kentucky in 2016-17 before using his final three years of eligibility at Western Kentucky, will try to follow a similar script for basketball-turned-tight ends such as Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates.

Williams averaged 11.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in his college hoops career across 124 games.

The 23-year-old stands 6-feet-5 and weighs 240 pounds and will compete for a backup role behind star tight end Darren Waller.

–Field Level Media