P. J. Williams

P. J. Williams

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Williams in 2013
No. 25New Orleans Saints
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993
Place of birth: Ocala, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Ocala (FL) Vanguard
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Kenneth Lamar "P. J." Williams (born June 1, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State. He was the Defensive MVP of the 2014 BCS National Championship Game.

Early years

Williams attended Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida. He played cornerback and wide receiver. He was ranked by Rivals.com as the nations ninth best safety recruit.[1]

In addition to football, he was also a sprinter for the track team. He ran a career-best time of 10.68 seconds in the 100 meters at the prelims of the 2011 FHSAA 3A District 5 Championships.

College career

As a true freshman in 2012, Williams played in 14 games recording 14 tackles. As a sophomore in 2013, Williams made 35 tackles, had three interceptions and scored a touchdown. He was the Defensive MVP of the 2014 BCS National Championship Game after recording seven tackles and an interception.[2][3] As a junior in 2014, Williams had 74 tackles, one interception and one sack.

After his junior season, Williams entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 194 lb 4.57 s 4.28 s 7.08 s 40 in 11 ft 0 in 12 reps
All values from NFL Combine

After being selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams was placed on the injured reserve in the pre-season and did not appear for the 2015 season.

On September 21, 2016, Williams was placed on injured reserve after a being knocked unconscious in Week 2 when his head and neck was struck by a knee from New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell and Saints linebacker Craig Robertson.[6]

Personal life

On October 5, 2014, Williams was involved in a car accident in Tallahassee, Florida. He and his two passengers, including teammate Ronald Darby, fled the scene of the accident. Williams was driving with a suspended license. The Tallahassee Police Department initially identified the accident as a hit and run, but downgraded the incident, only issuing Williams two tickets. The accident was not included in Tallahassee's public online database of police calls.[7] On April 3, 2015, Williams was arrested for DUI, and was detained at the Leon County Jail.[8]


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