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Edwin Williams
No. 50     Washington Redskins
Offensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: December 10, 1986 (1986-12-10) (age 23)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
College: Maryland
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008 first-team All-ACC

Edwin Williams is an American football offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins. He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins of the University of Maryland.


Early years

Williams was born on December 10, 1986 in Washington, D.C. to Edwin and Cheron Williams.[1] Both of his parents were freebase cocaine users, and he and his sister, Danielle, were born addicted, although they suffered no long-term effects.[2] Williams was raised by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Orlean Pierce, in Deanwood, a dangerous neighborhood in Northeast D.C.[2]

He attended DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he initially played basketball. In his junior year, he switched to football and saw action at offensive guard, offensive tackle, and defensive end. During his senior year in 2003, he recorded 78 tackles and six sacks. He was named a Washington Post first-team All-Met, Pigskin Club first-team All-Met, first-team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), first-team all-county, first-team All-Gazette, SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic all-region, and PrepStar all-region player.[1]

He was recruited by Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Virginia Tech.[1]

College career

In 2005, Williams sat out the season as a redshirt and was named the offensive scout team player of the year. In 2006, he saw action in ten games, in which he participated in 145 plays while allowing only one sack. In 2006, Williams started in all 13 games. Played as part of the Maryland offensive line, which allowed 19 sacks, the second-lowest in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). In 2007, he again started in all 13 games.[1] Williams received the 2008 Wilma Rudolph Award, a national honor for intercollegiate athletes who have overcome adversity.[2][3]

He entered the 2008 season as a consensus preseason first-team All-ACC pick, first-team preseason selection by The Sporting News. He was also named to watch list for the 2008 Rimington Trophy for most outstanding center in the nation. He started in all 13 games for the third consecutive season and recorded one solo tackle.[1] He was named a first-team All-ACC player.[4]

Professional career


Washington Redskins

NFL Draft Scout rated him as the seventh-ranked out of 91 center prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft and projected him as a sixth-round selection.[5] Williams was not selected in the draft, but was signed immediately afterwards alongside Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e Player Bio: Edwin Williams, University of Maryland Terrapins football official website, retrieved 12 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b c A son learns from his parents' mistakes, The Washington Post, May 6, 2009.
  3. ^ Williams Honored With Wilma Rudolph Recognition Award, May 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Maryland Football Places Nine on All-ACC Teams – Terps join Boston College for most all-league honorees, University of Maryland Terrapins Football official website, 1 December 2008.
  5. ^ Edwin Williams - Maryland, C - 2009 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile, retrieved April 7, 2009.
  6. ^ Skins Sign Chase Daniel, Maryland Lineman, The Washington Post, April 26, 2009.

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