Williams in 2017
|No. 38 – Green Bay Packers|
March 16, 1983 |
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school:||Napoleonville (LA) Assumption|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2017|
Tramon Vernell Williams (born March 16, 1983) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Louisiana Tech and was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. With the Packers, he was part of the Super Bowl XLV winning team over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Williams played football, basketball and ran track at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, Louisiana, but was overlooked by college football recruiters who instead scouted his teammate and friend Brandon Jacobs. In basketball, he was a four-year letterwinner, winning another district title on the hardwood. In his only year of track, he finished second in the state in the long jump, second in the triple jump and third in the high jump.
After graduating in 2001, Williams attended Louisiana Tech University. Originally intending to study electrical engineering, he earned Bachelor's degrees in sociology and computer science. He had joined the Bulldogs football team as a walk-on in his freshman year. He became a starting cornerback by his junior season.
Green Bay Packers
Williams was signed by the Packers on November 29, 2006.
In 2007 through 2009, Tramon went from securing a roster spot in 2007 to starting 20 games in the three-year span (19 of them coming in 2008 and 2009). He continued to progress, and eventually took the starting spot opposite Charles Woodson in 2009, which was previously held by Al Harris, who got injured mid-season. This was his first year under a new defensive coaching staff, including defensive coordinator Dom Capers and cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, Jr..
Williams started the 2010 regular season as the starting cornerback opposite Charles Woodson for the Packers. Harris had not fully recovered from his torn ACL suffered the previous year and was placed on the PUP list for the first six games before being released midseason. After a great regular season, Williams went off in the playoffs. He started his hot postseason by intercepting Michael Vick in the end zone with under 30 seconds to play to secure the Packers a win in the Wild Card playoff game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. In the Packers' second playoff game in Atlanta against the Falcons Williams had two interceptions in the first half. The first of these was a touchdown-saving pick in the Packers' own end-zone. With under a minute to play in the half the Falcons tried to get into field goal position, but Williams stepped in front of Matt Ryan's pass to Roddy White and raced down the sideline 70 yards for a touchdown for the first pick-six of his career. During the 2010 season, he was rewarded for his fine play, by signing a new contract worth over $33 million. This contract tied him to the Packers for 4 years with an option of a 5th.
On January 20, Williams was added to the 2011 Pro Bowl Roster as a reserve when Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel pulled out due to injury. However, due to the Packers playing in Super Bowl XLV, Williams did not play.
On July 30, 2017, Williams signed with the Arizona Cardinals. In Week 6, he intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick in a 38-33 win over the Buccaneers. He went on to start the next nine out of ten games as the team's No. 2 cornerback alongside Patrick Peterson.
Green Bay Packers (second stint)
On March 22, 2018, Williams signed a two-year contract with the Green Bay Packers.
Williams is married to Shantrell Moore and has two children, Tramon Jr. and Trinity.
NFL career statistics
- Borzi, Pat. "A Packers Cornerback Is Overlooked No Longer," The New York Times, Saturday, January 22, 2011.
- "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "Browns release QB Josh McCown and DB Tramon Williams". ClevelandBrowns.com. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- Urban, Darren (July 30, 2017). "Cardinals Add CB Tramon Williams". AZCardinals.com.
- Shook, Nick (March 23, 2018). "Tramon Williams joining Packers on 2-year, $10M deal". NFL.com.
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