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)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
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.
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.
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. 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.
|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 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.
His parents are Debra and Gary Hampton, who have also 2 daughters, LaToya and Camry, and 2 other sons,Demondre and Gary Jr.
- Texas Tech's profile of Brandon Williams (accessed 2009 January 14)