Williams after winning Super Bowl XLVI.
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||July 20, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Tampa, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||224 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Riverview High School (Riverview, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 202|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013|
Jacquian Williams (born July 20, 1988 in Tampa, Florida) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Giants in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Florida.
Williams began his collegiate career at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas, where he spent his freshman and sophomore seasons. In 2007, as a freshman, he recorded 11 tackles for a loss and 60 tackles in total. The following season, he recorded a total of 72 tackles, 12 for a loss, one interception and a forced fumble. After the season, he was named a National Junior College Athletic Association First–team All-American. He was named an All–Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference selection in both of his seasons at Fort Scott.
Following his junior college career, Rivals.com considered Williams to be a four-star recruit. During his recruitment process, he received scholarship offers from the University of South Florida, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Central Florida, and Kansas State University, as well as receiving interest from Oklahoma State University. However, on January 21, 2009, Williams committed to South Florida. Jason Pierre-Paul, Williams's teammate in 2008 in Fort Scott, also signed with South Florida.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida||Fort Scott Community College (KS)||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||230 lb (100 kg)||4.5||Jan 21, 2009|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
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In his first season for South Florida, Williams spent time at both linebacker and on special teams, appearing in all 13 games. He recorded 28 tackles and one tackle for a loss. He made one start for the Bulls, against the Connecticut Huskies, tallying five tackles and a tackle for a loss. During the 2010 International Bowl against Northern Illinois, Williams made four tackles, helping South Florida win 27–3 in the final edition of the game.
The following year, his senior season, Williams was named a team captain for the Bulls as well as a starter at outside linebacker, starting every game for the team. He led the team with 71 tackles and also recorded 11 tackles for a loss, one interception, and 2.5 sacks. Against Rutgers, he recorded a career-high 11 tackles and also recorded seven tackles against both Miami and Connecticut. Williams finished his career at South Florida with three tackles in the 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl, which South Florida won 31–26 over the Clemson Tigers. He was named second–team All–Big East after the season.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in||224 lb||4.55 s||4.20 s||6.90 s||36½ in||9 ft 8 in||17 reps|
New York Giants
Williams appeared in the ESPN documentary "The Dotted Line", filmed in the months leading up to the 2011 NFL draft. The program depicted the relationship between Williams and his first agent, Eugene Lee of ETL Associates, as well as Williams's decision to dump ETL after the draft.
Williams was selected in the sixth round with the 202nd overall pick by the New York Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft, once again re-uniting him with Jason Pierre-Paul, his teammate at Fort Scott Community College and the University of South Florida. According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, "Williams caught the Giants' attention with his athleticism, speed and untapped potential." On July 29, Williams signed his rookie contract with the Giants. During training camp, Williams has mainly seen time with third–team defense. In his rookie season, Williams had 78 tackles. He played in all 16 games and made 2 starts.
During the NFC Championship game on January 22, 2012 between the Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, Williams stripped 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams during a punt return and the Giants recovered it in field goal range, which led to the game winning field goal by Lawrence Tynes and put the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, their second Super Bowl in four years.
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- "Jacquian Williams". New York Giants. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- "Jacquian Williams". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- "Jason Pierre-Paul". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- The Dotted Line at the Internet Movie Database
- Youngmisuk, Ohm. "Reese got what he wanted in 2011 draft". ESPN. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- "NFL transactions". Kansas City Star. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- Mazzeo, Mike. "Giants Camp Day 6: What's the 411?". ESPN. Retrieved August 11, 2011.