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Shawn Williams
S #36
Height:
6-0
Weight:
210
Age:
25
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Damascus, GA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 54 39 15 0.0 0 5 2 14 -- 14 0 0 1
2015 CIN 16 4 32 25 7 0.0 -- 5 2 14 7 14 0 0 --
2014 CIN 16 0 10 6 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 CIN 16 0 12 8 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

      Third-round 2013 draft pick played primarily on special teams in 2014 and saw more defensive time in 2015, with a key INT in victory Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh ... Also had a pick on Dec. 20 at San Francisco and saw significant action in Wild Card playoff ... Led team in special teams tackles as a rookie ... Has played all 51 possible regular-season and postseason games in his Bengals career.

      Third-round 2013 draft pick played primarily on special teams in 2014 and saw more defensive time in 2015, with a key INT in victory Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh ... Also had a pick on Dec. 20 at San Francisco and saw significant action in Wild Card playoff ... Led team in special teams tackles as a rookie ... Has played all 51 possible regular-season and postseason games in his Bengals career.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in third round of 2013 NFL Draft (84th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-24-13.

     2015 highlights: Played in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... Started Game 7, Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh, as part of a three-safety alignment, and started at SS in place of injured George Iloka on Dec. 6 at Cleveland, Dec. 20 at San Francisco and Dec. 28 at Denver ... In regular season, had 28 tackles, two INTs, five total passes defensed and four special teams tackles ... On Sept. 27 at Baltimore, logged three tackles on defense, and had good pass coverage on Baltimore’s final attempt that fell incomplete and essentially ended the game ... On Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, had six tackles, seeing action in place of injured George Iloka ... Made game-changing play with his first pro INT on Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh, snagging Ben Roethlisberger pass with diving catch at Pittsburgh 45 in fourth quarter, setting up Bengals’ game-deciding TD drive ... On Dec. 20 at San Francisco, ended a 49ers threat in fourth quarter with INT of Blaine Gabbert pass at Bengals one ... Four tackles and a pass defensed Dec. 28 at Denver ... Five tackles (one for a loss) Jan. 3 vs. Baltimore ... Five tackles (tied for third on team) and a pass defensed in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-16 vs. Pittsburgh.

     Previous seasons: 2013—Had seven of his team-leading 14 special teams tackles over the final six games ... Tied for team lead with two special teams tackles Oct. 13 at Buffalo ... Two tackles on defense Oct. 27 vs. N.Y. Jets ... Tipped a Spencer Lanning punt Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, with ball traveling only nine yards, and offense responded with 38-yard TD drive for 14-13 lead ... Also had two special teams tackles vs. Cleveland ... Two special teams tackles on Dec. 1 at San Diego, and again had two on Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis ... One special teams stop in Wild Card playoff 1-5-14 vs. San Diego. 2014—Played in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff, seeing action primarily on special teams ... Ranked tied for third in special teams tackles (nine), and also had a special teams fumble recovery ... On Nov. 6 vs. Cleveland, had one special teams tackle and a recovery of a Jim Leonhard fumble on a punt return ... On Nov. 16 at New Orleans, teamed with LB Rey Maualuga in stopping Saints FB Erik Lorig on fourth-and-goal play from the one-yard line ... One special teams tackle in Wild Card playoff on 1-4-15 at Indianapolis.

     College: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Georgia ... Rose to team captain status and was known as “quarterback” of the defense ... Played 13 or 14 games each season, and 27 of his 30 starts came in his last two campaigns ... Totaled 209 career tackles, including 170 over last two seasons, and had 23 special teams stops ... His run-stuffing ability was such that coaches started him at inside LB for one game as junior ... Ranked second on team with 98 tackles as senior, helping lead Bulldogs to 12-2 season and Capital One Bowl victory over Nebraska ... Allowed only 16 completions in 62 passes into his area as senior ... Twice voted team’s True Grit Award at conclusion of spring practice.

     Personal: Hometown is Damascus, Ga. ... Attended Early County High School in Blakely, Ga., where he played S, WR and LB ... Earned First-Team Class AA All-State honors from Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior, despite playing on a team that struggled to a 1-9 record ... Lettered in prep basketball as a power forward and center ... Consumer Economics major at Georgia.

 

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