Brandon Williams (linebacker)

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Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams Cowboys vs Texans.jpg
Williams in a preseason game against the Houston Texans.
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988 (age 27)
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
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
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. He received All-district honors as a senior, after finishing with 102 tackles and 11 sacks.

College career[edit]

He accepted a scholarship to play for Texas Tech University. He became a starter at defensive end as a sophomore and led the team with 6 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. As a junior he registered 13 sacks (led the Big 12 Conference) and 15 1/2 tackles for loss. At the end of the season he declared 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]

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 released with a shoulder injury on August 31, 2012.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His parents are Debra and Gary Hampton, who have also 2 daughters, LaToya and Camry, and 2 other sons,Demondre and Gary Jr.[8]


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