Steve Williams (cornerback)

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Steve Williams
No. 23     San Diego Chargers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-07) May 7, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (TX) Skyline
College: California
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
Debuted in 2014 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2014
Tackles 9
Quarterback sacks 0.0
Pass deflections 2
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Steven Dwain Williams (born March 7, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley. He was drafted by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Williams was born in Dallas, Texas. He attended Skyline High School in Dallas. He was a second-team Class 5A all-state selection as a senior, after his team finished 12-2 overall. He recorded 53 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a 2007 junior to earn second-team All-State and first-team All-District honors. He helped his team to a 12-2 record and won the 5A Region II District 11 title. He was selected to play in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 24th best cornerback prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Williams attended the University of California-Berkeley, where he played for the California Golden Bears football team from 2009 to 2012. During his career, he played in all 37 games possible with 28 starts during the final three seasons of his four-year career. He posted career totals of 150 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss (-22 yards), 1.0 sack (-2 yards), six interceptions that he returned for 45 yards, 25 pass breakups, 31 passes defended and three forced fumbles. He entered the 2013 NFL Draft after his redshirt junior season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

On April 27, 2013, Williams was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.[3]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 181 lb 4.34 s 1.51 s 2.46 s 4.10 s 6.89 s 40.5 in 10 ft 8 in 12 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[4]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On August 26, 2013, he was placed on the injured reserve list due to a pectoral injury.[5]

On September 14, 2014 Steve Williams made his NFL debut recording two tackles. Williams at times plays as the nickel corner on nickel and sub packages.On December 20,2014 against the 49ers Williams filled in for an injured Shareece Wright. Williams performed well during that game recording 4 tackles and 2 pass deflects.

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