Deunta Williams

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Deunta Williams
Position: Free Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-21) November 21, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: White Oak (TX)
College: North Carolina
Undrafted: 2011
Career highlights and awards

Deunta Williams (born November 21, 1987) is a former American football defensive back. He played football for the University of North Carolina. Williams was considered one of the top safety prospects in his class.[1]

High school career[edit]

A native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Williams attended White Oak High School, where he starred at wide receiver and defensive back. Deunta also saw time as a running back and quarterback in his high school career. As a senior, he caught 29 passes for 299 yards on offense and averaged eight tackles per game and intercepted seven passes on defense, while as a junior, he had 400 yards receiving, 250 yards rushing and 200 yards passing. He received All-American honors by SuperPrep and was named the defensive MVP for the North Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Williams was listed as the No. 25 athlete in the nation in 2006.[2]

College career[edit]

After redshirting his initial season at North Carolina, Williams switched from wide receiver to safety in the fall of 2007, prior to the start of the season. He started all 12 games and ranked fifth on the team with 59 tackles. Williams was an FWAA and Rivals.com Freshman All-American in 2007.[3][4]

As a sophomore, Williams started all 13 games and ranked fifth on the team with 65 tackles, including 55 solo stops. He also had three interceptions, three pass breakups and one forced fumble.

Professional career[edit]

Williams went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Draft - 2011 FS Draft Prospects, CBSSports.com, August 5, 2008 
  2. ^ Rivals.com Profile, January 23, 2006 
  3. ^ 2007 AON Insurance/FWAA Freshman All-America Team, FWAA, January 7, 2008 
  4. ^ Fox, David (November 27, 2007), "Crabtree leads scary list of young talent", Rivals.com 

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