Trevardo Williams

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Trevardo Williams
Trevardo Williams redskins.jpg
Williams with the Redskins in 2014.
No. 54 Washington Redskins
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-31) December 31, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Jamaica
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Bridgeport (CT) Central
College: Connecticut
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 5
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Trevardo V. Williams (born December 31, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Connecticut, and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Williams has also been a member of the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Williams was born in Jamaica, and moved to the United States as a child in 1999. He attended Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he played high school football for the Central Hilltoppers. The Hartford Courant and New Haven Register named him to their all-state football teams in 2007. Upon graduation, Williams attended boarding school Canterbury School in New Milford, CT and competed for the Saints.

Track and field[edit]

Williams was also a standout athlete for the Central High School track team. He finished 3rd in the 100 meters at the 2007 State Open championships with a time of 10.74 seconds.[1]

He finished 2nd in the 200 meters at the 2008 State Class LL Championships, with a time of 22.41 seconds.

He was timed at a career-best time of 10.69 seconds in the 100 meters in is senior year. He also ran a personal best time of 21.98 in the 200 meters.[2]

College career[edit]

Williams attended the University of Connecticut, where he played for the Connecticut Huskies football team from 2009 to 2012. During his college career, he started 30 of 50 games in which he appeared, recording 133 tackles and 30.5 quarterback sacks. The 30.5 sacks are a team record.[3] Following his senior season in 2012, he was a unanimous first-team All-Big East Conference selection.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 241 lb 32 14 in 9 38 in 4.57 s 1.58 s 2.54 s 4.35 s 7.24 s 38 in 10 ft 4 in 30 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[4]

Houston Texans[edit]

The Houston Texans selected Williams in the fourth round, with the 124th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was released by the Texans on August 1, 2014

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Williams was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals on August 2, 2014,[5] but was released on August 8.[6]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Williams signed with the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad on September 23, 2014. He was released on November 25.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Williams signed with the Washington Redskins practice squad on December 2, 2014.[7] He was promoted to the active roster on December 9.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Williams Sets Sack Record
  4. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  5. ^ McManaman, Bob (August 2, 2014). "Trevardo Williams joins Cardinals off waivers". AZCentral.com. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  6. ^ Smith, Michael (August 8, 2014). "Cardinals cut Trevardo Williams". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  7. ^ Redskins' humbled defenders look for answers
  8. ^ Jones, Mike. "Redskins add linebackers Ja’Gared Davis and Trevardo Williams". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 

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