UNC Football: Marquise Williams signs in CFL

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, quarterback Marquise Williams has found a new home

Former University of North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams has a new home but it’s not in the NFL.

Williams signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, the team announced a few days ago. The Roughriders are in the middle of training camp and released a veteran quarterback to make room for Williams.

But before Williams decided to sign with the Roughriders, he turned to a former UNC player to get some information on the CFL.

Williams spoke with Darian Durant of the Montreal Alouettes on how the CFL is different from the NFL via Riderville.com:

“It was great to get to talk to him and to ask him, ‘How’s the CFL different from the NFL?’ ’’ Williams, a 24-year-old product of Charlotte, N.C., said Wednesday — his first day at the Roughriders’ training camp at Griffiths Stadium on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

“I spoke to him yesterday. He wanted to congratulate me for signing with his former team. He said that if I get the chance, I shouldn’t try to break all the records like I did in college. It’s a great opportunity to follow in his footsteps once again.”

Williams played four seasons at UNC, starting in 33 games and helping the Tar Heels win the ACC Coastal Division title in 2015.

He owns more than 20 school records and had 99 total touchdowns in his career.

Following his senior season, Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers but was cut during preseason.

For Williams, this is another chance to show what he’s got and hopefully catch on with a team.