Shaud Williams

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Shaud Williams
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Williams (#36) with Anthony Thomas (#28)
No. 36
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-10-02) October 2, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth: Andrews, Texas
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
Undrafted: 2004
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 330
Rushing averages: 3.7
Rushing TDs: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Shaud Rashae Williams (born October 2, 1980) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Alabama.

Early career[edit]

Born in Andrews, Texas,[1] Williams attended Andrews High School between 1995–1998.[2] During his career at Andrews, he rushed for 7,712 yards, which ranks 10th on the all-time records for Texas high school football.[2] In his senior season, he rushed for 2,121 yards and 27 touchdowns, leading all rushers in class 4A.[3]

In 2009, Williams was inducted in the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame during a banquet on May 2.[4]

College career[edit]

He began college career at Texas Tech, but transferred to the University of Alabama in 2001. Shaud had to sit out year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. In 2002, due to an early season-ending injury to starter Ahmaad Galloway, Williams was effective immediately. After taking his first carry from scrimmage against the University of Arkansas in 2002, Williams raced untouched 80 yards to the end zone. Shaud shared the running duties with Santonio Beard. The duo combined for a virtually unstoppable rushing attack engineered by head coach Dennis Franchione. The Crimson Tide finished the season with 10-3 without a bowl appearance due to being on probation. In 2003, Shaud Williams rushed for over 1,300 yards in his first full year as a starter. Shaud also played shortstop for the Crimson Tide on Alabama's baseball team.

An interview of Shaud by Brüno (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) was featured on Da Ali G Show, episode 6 of season 2 of the US series.

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Williams was not selected in the 2004 NFL Draft, but signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent.

Williams was fourth on the depth chart behind Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, and Dwayne Wright. He re-signed with the Bills on December 6, 2007 after being released in training camp.

Florida Tuskers[edit]

Williams was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 9, 2009.[5] He was selected by the Omaha Nighthawks in the 2010 UFL expansion draft and was on their opening day roster for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.[6]

Coaching Career

Starting in 2014, Williams was the football strength and conditioning coach for the Andrews, TX school systems athletic program. He left that job in 2016 to become an assistant strength coach at the University of Wisconsin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaud Williams". NFL.com. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Txprepsfootball Historical Section - TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE RECORDS". txprepsfootball.com. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Shaud Williams, HB, Alabama". USA Today. 2005-05-18. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Texas High School Football Hall of Fame annual induction banquet". Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  5. ^ "UFL's Florida Tuskers Announce Signing of Eight Additional Players". OurSports Central. September 9, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nighthawks 2011 Roster". September 23, 2011. 

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