Shawn Williams (American football)

Shawn Williams

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Williams in 2015
No. 36Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-13) May 13, 1991
Place of birth: Damascus, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Blakely (GA) Early County
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016
Total tackles: 76
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 6
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at

Shawn Williams (born May 13, 1991) is an American football safety for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Early years

Williams was born in Damascus, Georgia. He attended Early County High School in Blakely, Georgia, and played for the Early County Bobcats. As a senior in 2008, he recorded 59 tackles on defense, and recorded 24 receptions for 381 yards and five touchdowns on offense, and recorded 20 punts for 649 yards. He was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AA first team on defense in 2008. As a junior in 2007, he recorded 66 tackles and three interceptions, and also had 21 receptions for 362 yards and five touchdowns on offense.

College career

Williams attended the University of Georgia, where he played for coach Mark Richt's Georgia Bulldogs football team from 2009 to 2012. During his college career, he started 30 of 54 games in which he appeared, and accumulated 209 tackles (131 solo), including 10.5 for a loss, 11 pass break ups, four interceptions and one quarterback sack.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

On April 26, 2013, Williams was drafted in the third round, with the 84th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Williams signed a four-year, $19.5 million contract extension with the Bengals, keeping him contracted through 2020, on May 17, 2016.[1]


  1. Patra, Kevin (May 17, 2016). "Bengals sign Shawn Williams to 4-year extension". Retrieved May 18, 2016.
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