Shaun Williams (American football)

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Shaun Williams (American football)
No. 36
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-10-10) October 10, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Debuted in 1998
Last played in 2006
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 (1996)
  • 1st team All-Pac-10 (1997)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 501
Interceptions 15
Sacks 4.5
Stats at NFL.com

Shaun LeJon Williams (born October 10, 1976 in Oakland, California) is a former American football safety, most recently for the Carolina Panthers, of the National Football League.

Early years[edit]

Williams attended Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California and played both tailback and safety. He won All-CIF Division I and Del Rey League MVP in his last two seasons of his high school career.

College career[edit]

He attended UCLA where he majored in Pre-Psychology. Williams started in three of his four seasons at UCLA. As a junior, started nine games and registered 59 tackles (3rd on the team) and three sacks resulting in All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention. In his senior season, Williams started nine games and recorded two interceptions and nine pass deflections. He also finished second on the team with 68 tackles. Was chosen for the All-Pac-10 Conference First Team.

Professional career[edit]

Williams was the 24th pick in 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In the 1998 and 1999 seasons, he mainly played in the nickel defense and special teams. Williams started every game in the 2000-2002 seasons. In 2003, Williams suffered a season-ending right knee injury in 10th game of the season versus the Philadelphia Eagles. He started two games in the 2004 season before tearing a ligament in his left knee, which forced him to miss the remainder of the season.

In his nine years in the NFL, Williams recorded 335 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 15 interceptions with a total of 130 yards in the returns.

NFL statistics[edit]

Year TEam Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1998 NYG 13 24 19 5 0.0 0 0 0 2 6 3 6 0 3
1999 NYG 11 16 12 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2000 NYG 16 88 68 20 0.0 0 1 0 3 52 17 40 0 13
2001 NYG 16 95 77 18 1.0 0 0 0 3 25 8 20 0 9
2002 NYG 16 91 66 25 2.0 0 1 0 2 -2 -1 0 0 10
2003 NYG 10 60 46 14 1.5 1 1 0 1 14 14 14 0 5
2004 NYG 2 10 10 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2005 NYG 8 19 17 2 0.0 0 0 0 2 34 17 34 0 2
2006 CAR 12 73 61 12 0.0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 4
Career 104 476 376 100 4.5 3 3 0 15 130 9 40 0 53

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Post NFL[edit]

Williams is the full-time defensive coordinator at William Paterson University in New Jersey for their football team, the Pioneers, after spending the last four seasons as their part-time assistant coach. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaun Williams Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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