Williams (#36) with Anthony Thomas (#28)
|No. 21 Omaha Nighthawks|
|Date of birth:October 2, 1980|
|Place of birth: Andrews, Texas|
|Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)||Weight: 193 lb (88 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2004|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Buffalo Bills|
|* Buffalo Bills ( 2004– 2007)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2007|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career UFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at UFL-Football.com|
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.
Born in Andrews, Texas, Williams attended Andrews High School between 1995–1998. During his career at Andrews, he rushed for 7,712 yards, which ranks 10th on the all-time records for Texas high school football. In his senior season, he rushed for 2,121 yards and 27 touchdowns, leading all rushers in class 4A.
In 2009, Williams was inducted in the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame during a banquet on May 2.
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.
Williams was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 9, 2009. 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.
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- Shaud Williams at the Internet Movie Database