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Leon Williams is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Leon Williams
No. 94, 52, 66
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born:Brooklyn, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Brooklyn (NY) Canarsie
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:171
Sacks:5.0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Williams also played for the New York Sentinels and Dallas Cowboys.

Williams grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn and played football at Canarsie High School.[1]


Early YearsEdit

A native of Brooklyn, New York City where he attended Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, New York, he played high school football for the Chiefs under coach Mike Camerdese and graduated in 2001. He was named USA Today 1st team All American and awarded Gatorade Player of the Year in 2000-01 (NY).  SuperPrep All-American and a member of SuperPrep's Elite 50 top national prospects...No. 27 prospect overall, regardless of position. He also participated in the first-ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl game on December 30, 2000 and was named Defensive player of the game.

College CareerEdit

Butkus Award finalist in 2004 was considered the heir apparent to Jonathan Vilma for the job at middle linebacker. Outstanding special teams player in 2002 and 2003 has been considered a potential star of the UM linebacker corps.. In three seasons, has started five of 35 games played, making 92 tackles (45 solo), 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery... Arts and Science major.

Professional CareerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Williams was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round (110th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in 16 regular season games and recorded 37 tackles. He made his NFL debut at the Cincinnati Bengals on 17 September. His 17 tackles versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 24 December were a career-high. In his second season with the Browns, he again played in 16 games and this time recorded 90 tackles.

The Browns waived him on September 15, 2009.

Dallas CowboysEdit

After spending the 2009 season with the New York Sentinels, Williams signed a future contract with the Dallas Cowboys on January 12, 2010. He was placed on injured reserve on December 31, 2010.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Williams signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on May 16, 2012.[2] He was cut prior to the 2012 season but was again signed by the team in December 2012.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Garcia, Julian. "Williams Picks Miami", New York Daily News, January 27, 2001. Accessed December 27, 2017. "It might be a few years before Leon Williams gets to play in a Super Bowl. But if he does make it there someday, he'll have one other thing in common with three key players in tomorrow's big game. Williams - a 6-3, 230-pound All-City linebacker from Canarsie - gave a verbal commitment this week to the University of Miami, the same school where Giants linebackers Micheal Barrow and Jessie Armstead played, as well as Baltimore's Ray Lewis, the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year."
  2. ^ "Chiefs ink two more draft picks, sign three players off minicamp tryout and add another free agent". KCChiefs.com.
  3. ^ "New Chiefs LB Leon Williams discusses return to team", SBNation.com, December 7, 2012.

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