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Shaun Williams
No. 36     
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-10-10) October 10, 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Debuted in 1998 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2006 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 (1996)
  • 1st team All-Pac-10 (1997)
Tackles     501
Interceptions     15
Sacks     4.5
Stats at NFL.com

Shaun LeJon Williams (born October 10, 1976 in Oakland, California) is a former American football safety, most recently for the Carolina Panthers, of the National Football League.

Early yearsEdit

Williams attended Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California and played both tailback and safety. He won All-CIF Division I and Del Rey League MVP in his last two seasons of his high school career.

College careerEdit

He attended UCLA where he majored in Pre-Psychology. Williams started in three of his four seasons at UCLA. As a junior, started nine games and registered 59 tackles (3rd on the team) and three sacks resulting in All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention. In his senior season, Williams started nine games and recorded two interceptions and nine pass deflections. He also finished second on the team with 68 tackles. Was chosen for the All-Pac-10 Conference First Team.

Professional careerEdit

Williams was the 24th pick in 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In the 1998 and 1999 seasons, he mainly played in the nickel defense and special teams. Williams started every game in the 2000-2002 seasons. In 2003, Williams suffered a season-ending right knee injury in 10th game of the season versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Only started two games in the 2004 season before tearing a ligament in his left knee, which forced him to miss the remainder of the season.

In his nine years in the NFL, Williams recorded 335 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 15 interceptions with a total of 130 yards in the returns.

Post NFLEdit

Williams is presently the full-time defensive coordinator at William Paterson University in New Jersey for their football team, the Pioneers, after spending the last four seasons as their part-time assistant coach. [1]

See alsoEdit


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