Brandon Williams (linebacker)
Williams in a preseason game against the Houston Texans.
|Date of birth:||June 21, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||254 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||South Hills (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Brandon Williams (born June 21, 1988) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at Texas Tech University.
He accepted a scholarship from Texas Tech University. He became a starter at defensive end as a sophomore, posting 6 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss (led the team). As a junior, he registered 11 sacks (led the Big 12 Conference), 12.5 tackles for loss, 21 tackles, 3 passes defensed and one forced fumble.
At the end of the season, he declared his intention to enter the 2009 NFL Draft. 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. He finished his college career with 78 tackles (27.5 for loss), 20.5 sacks, 6 passes defensed, 6 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
|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.|
Williams was selected in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, with the plan of converting him to an outside linebacker in their 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.
The Arizona Cardinals signed him to their practice squad on November 22, 2011. He was promoted to the active roster on December 21. Williams was released with a shoulder injury on August 31, 2012.
Williams parents are Debra and Gary Hampton, who have also two daughters, LaToya and Camry, and 2 other sons, Demondre and Gary Jr.
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- "Cowboys cut roster to 53". Retrieved January 21, 2016.
- "Cardinals put Joey Porter on IR". Retrieved January 21, 2016.
- "Arizona Cardinals cut-down analysis". Retrieved January 21, 2016.