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Leon Williams
No. 57     Kansas City Chiefs
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-07-30) July 30, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
High School: Brooklyn (NY) Canarsie
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Debuted in 2006 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     171
Sacks     5.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Leon Williams (born July 30, 1983) is an American football linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Williams has also played for the New York Sentinels and Dallas Cowboys.

Early yearsEdit

Williams attended Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. He is one of two active NFL players to graduate from Brooklyn's Canarsie High School; the other is former safety Lance Schulters.

College careerEdit

Williams played college football for the University of Miami where he played in 47 games recording 146 tackles. He was a Liberal Arts major.

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Williams was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round (110th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in 16 regular season games and recorded 37 tackles. He made his NFL debut at the Cincinnati Bengals on 17 September. His 17 tackles versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 24 December were a career-high. In his second season with the Browns, he again played in 16 games and this time recorded 90 tackles.

The Browns waived him on September 15, 2009.

Dallas CowboysEdit

After spending the 2009 season with the New York Sentinels, Williams signed a future contract with the Dallas Cowboys on January 12, 2010. He was placed on injured reserve on December 31, 2010.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Williams signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on May 16, 2012.[1] He was cut prior to the 2012 season but was again signed by the team in December 2012 following Jovan Belcher's suicide.[2]

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