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Shaun Williams
Position(s)
Safety
Jersey #(s)
36
Born October 10, 1976 (1976-10-10) (age 33)
Oakland, California
Career information
Year(s) 19982006
NFL Draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
College UCLA
Professional teams
Career stats
Tackles 501
Interceptions 15
Sacks 4.5
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 (1996)
  • 1st team All-Pac 10 (1997)

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. 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. 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.

Shaun Williams was the 24th pick in 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In the 1998 and 1999 seasons, he mainly played in 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 9 years in the NFL, Williams has recorded 335 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 13 interceptions with a total of 129 yards in the returns.

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