Aaron Williams (American football)

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Aaron Williams
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Williams in the 2011 preseason.
No. 23  Buffalo Bills
Position: Strong Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-04-23) April 23, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: San Jose, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Austin (TX) McNeil
College: Texas
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 222
Passes Def: 28
INTs: 6
Forced fumbles: 2
Stats at NFL.com

Aaron Williams (born April 23, 1990) is an American football safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

Early years[edit]

Williams attended McNeil High School in Austin, Texas. He was considered the top safety recruit by Rivals.com and the second best cornerback recruit by Scout.com in 2008.[1][2] He was selected 1st team All State by Dave Campbell Texas Football magazine and was also named to the 2008 Parade All American team. Williams was named an outstanding performer at the 2007 Army National Combine which lead to him being selected to the 2008 Army All American bowl game. He chose Texas over offers from Baylor and USC.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2008, Williams started one of 13 games at cornerback, recording 13 tackles and an interception which was returned 81 yards for a touchdown. As a sophomore in 2009, he played in 13 games, missing one due to an injury, and recorded 31 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions. As a junior in 2010, he started 11 games, missing two due to an injury, and recorded 45 tackles, one quarterback sack, and two forced fumbles.

Professional career[edit]

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

Williams was selected by the Buffalo Bills as the second pick of the second round (no. 34 overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11⅞ in 204 lb 4.55 s 1.58 s 2.55 s 4.07 s 6.72 s 37½ in 10 ft 7 in 18 reps
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[3]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Following an up and down first two seasons at cornerback, Williams was moved to safety for the 2013 NFL Season.[4] He signed a four-year, $26 million extension with the Bills on March 5, 2014.[5]


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