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Shaud Williams
Williams (#36) with Anthony Thomas (#28)
No. 21     Omaha Nighthawks
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-10-02) October 2, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth: Andrews, Texas
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Weight: 193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2004 2007)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2007
Rushing yards     330
Rushing averages     3.7
Rushing TDs     2
Stats at
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Rushing yards     103
Rushing average     4.9
Rushing TDs     0
Stats at

Shaud Rashae Williams (born October 2, 1980 in Andrews, Texas) is an American football running back for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Alabama.

Early career

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

He began college career at Texas Tech, but transferred to the University of Alabama in 2001. Upon arriving at the "Capstone", 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.

A candid 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

Buffalo Bills

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

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]


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