Will Fuller, formally known as William Vincent Fuller V, is a professional football player in the National Football League. He was newly drafted during the 2016 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans as the team’s wide receiver.
Fuller is one out of five siblings, the rest of which are girls. He is the only son in the family. He attended Roman Catholic High School in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was here that he played high school football for the school’s Fighting Cahillites team. During his senior year, he was awarded by the Philadelphia Catholic League 4A as the MVP after garnering 57 receptions for 932 yards as well as 8 touchdowns. He was considered the top 19 best wide receiver prospect among his class.
In college, he played football at Notre Dame. His freshmen year wasn’t off to a great start as he only played sparingly. But, come sophomore year, he was the starter after having played an awesome performance during the off-season. He would later end his sophomore year with an astonishing 76 receptions for a total of 1,904 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was even given an honorable mention All American by Sports Illustrated magazine following an outstanding performance against the Northwestern. Fuller finished his junior year with 62 catches as well as a career high 1,258 yards with a total of 14 touchdowns. The Associated Press named him a second-team All-American.
In 2016, Fuller chose to opt out of senior year for a chance at the 2016 NFL Draft. He was drafted in the first round by the Houston Texans. He started out well with the team, but it wasn’t until September 2017 when Fuller was upgraded to fully participate in the Texan’s practices. On October 2 against the Tennessee Titans that Fuller made a record of becoming the first player in the history of Houston Texans to score a punt return touchdown as well as a receiving touchdown in the same game.