Brian Williams (cornerback)

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Brian Williams
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Williams with the Falcons in 2009.
Free Agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-07-02) July 2, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: High Point, North Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina State
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Debuted in 2002 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles 445
Sacks 4.0
INTs 18
Stats at NFL.com

Brian Williams (born July 2, 1979) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State.

He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Giants.

College career[edit]

Williams attended North Carolina State University and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a three-year starter for as a cornerback and finished his collegiate career with 262 tackles (nine for loss), 5 interceptions, 20 passes defensed, 1 sack, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, and 5 blocked kicks.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

He was drafted in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On March 11, 2006, he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent.

The Jaguars released Williams on September 5, 2009.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Williams signed with the Atlanta Falcons on September 6, 2009. On October 18, in a Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears, Williams tore his ACL defending a pass. Williams is out for the remainder of the 2009 season. After the 2009 season, Williams became an unrestricted free agent. The Falcons re-signed him on March 4, 2010 to a one-year contract.

New York Giants[edit]

On August 24, 2011, Williams signed with the New York Giants, but he was released on October 5.