Shawn Williams (American football)
Williams in 2015
|No. 36 Cincinnati Bengals|
|Date of birth:||May 13, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Damascus, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Blakely (GA) Early County|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Shawn Williams (born May 13, 1991) is an American football safety for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.
Williams was born in Damascus, Georgia. He attended Early County High School in Blakely, Georgia, and played for the Early County Bobcats. As a senior in 2008, he recorded 59 tackles on defense, and recorded 24 receptions for 381 yards and five touchdowns on offense, and recorded 20 punts for 649 yards. He was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AA first team on defense in 2008. As a junior in 2007, he recorded 66 tackles and three interceptions, and also had 21 receptions for 362 yards and five touchdowns on offense.
Williams attended the University of Georgia, where he played for head coach Mark Richt's Georgia Bulldogs football team from 2009 to 2012. During his college career, he started 30 of 54 games in which he appeared, and accumulated 209 tackles (131 solo), including 10.5 for a loss, 11 pass break ups, four interceptions and one quarterback sack.
On May 17, 2016, Williams signed a four-year, $19.5 million contract extension with the Bengals through the 2020 season. He started 15 games in 2016 at strong safety recording 81 tackles, one sack, five passes defended and three interceptions.
- Patra, Kevin (May 17, 2016). "Bengals sign Shawn Williams to 4-year extension". NFL.com. Retrieved May 18, 2016.