Brandon Williams (linebacker)

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Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams Cowboys vs Texans.jpg
Williams in a preseason game against the Houston Texans.
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Tech
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120
Debuted in 2010 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Brandon Williams (born June 21, 1988) is a former American football linebacker. In college, he was a defensive end at Texas Tech. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He also played for the Arizona Cardinals.

Early years[edit]

Wiliams played high school football at South Hills High School in Fort Worth.

College career[edit]

Following his junior season, Williams announced his intention to enter the 2009 NFL Draft.[1] At the same press conference when he announced his plans to forgo his senior season, he accompanied Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who made a similar announcement.[2] Williams led the Big 12 Conference in sacks in 2008 and as a sophomore led his team with 6 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measureables[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2½ in 261 lb 4.78 s 1.56 s 2.76 s 4.38 s 7.26 s 33½ in 9 ft 10 in 18 reps 19
40 (and splits) and broad jump from Texas Tech Pro Day, all others from NFL Combine.[citation needed]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Williams was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, with the plan of converting him to an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense. He tore his left ACL in the second preseason game while playing special teams and was placed on the injured reserve list.[3]

In his second season he played tentatively coming back from injury, was inactive in 10 games and finished with only four tackles.[4] He was waived on September 3, 2011.[5]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

The Arizona Cardinals signed him to their practice squad in 2011. He was promoted to the active roster on December 21.[6] Williams was waived with a shoulder injury on August 31, 2012.[7]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On October 16, 2013, he worked out for the Green Bay Packers, but did not receive a contract offer.[8]


His parents are Debra and Gary Hampton, who have also 2 daughters, LaToya and Camry, and 2 other sons,Demondre and Gary Jr.[9]


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