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Tramon Williams

Tramon Williams
No. 22 Cleveland Browns
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983
Place of birth: Houma, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Napoleonville (LA) Assumption
College: Louisiana Tech
Undrafted: 2006
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2015
Tackles: 484
Sacks: 4.5
Interceptions: 28
Forced fumbles: 5
Stats at NFL.com

Tramon Vernell Williams[1] (born March 16, 1983) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Louisiana Tech. Williams was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He has also played for the Green Bay Packers.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • Professional career 2
    • Houston Texans 2.1
    • Green Bay Packers 2.2
    • Cleveland Browns 2.3
  • Personal life 3
  • NFL statistics 4
    • Regular season 4.1
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Williams played football, basketball and ran track at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, Louisiana, but was overlooked by college football recruiters who instead scouted his teammate and friend Brandon Jacobs. In basketball, he was a four-year letterwinner, winning another district title on the hardwood. In his only year of track, he finished second in the state in the long jump, second in the triple jump and third in the high jump.

After graduating in 2001, Williams attended Louisiana Tech University. Originally intending to study electrical engineering, he earned Bachelor's degrees in sociology and computer science. He had joined the Bulldogs football team as a walk-on in his freshman year. He became a starting defensive back by his junior season.[2]

Professional career

Houston Texans

Williams was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2006 but was released in the final preseason roster reduction.

Green Bay Packers

Tramon Williams with the Packers in 2011.

Williams was signed by the Packers on November 29, 2006.

In 2007 through 2009, Tramon went from securing a roster spot in 2007 to starting 20 games in the three year span (19 of them coming in 2008 & 2009). He continued to progress, and eventually took the starting spot opposite Charles Woodson in 2009, which was previously held by Al Harris, who got injured mid-season. This was his first year under a new defensive coaching staff, including defensive coordinator Dom Capers and cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, Jr..

Williams started the 2010 regular season as the starting cornerback opposite Charles Woodson for the Packers. Harris had not fully recovered from his torn ACL suffered the previous year and was placed on the PUP list for the first six games before being released midseason. After a great regular season,[3] Williams went off in the playoffs. He started his hot postseason by intercepting Michael Vick in the end zone with under 30 seconds to play to secure the Packers a win in the Wild Card playoff game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.[2] In the Packers' second playoff game in Atlanta against the Falcons Williams had two interceptions in the first half. The first of these was a touchdown-saving pick in the Packers' own end-zone. With under a minute to play in the half the Falcons tried to get into field goal position, but Williams stepped in front of Matt Ryan's pass to Roddy White and raced down the sideline 70 yards for a touchdown for the first pick-six of his career.[2] During the 2010 season he was rewarded for his fine play, by signing a new contract worth over $33 million. This contract ties him to the Packers for 4 years with an option of a 5th.

On January 20, Williams was added to the 2011 Pro Bowl Roster as a reserve when Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel pulled out due to injury.[2] However, due to the Packers playing in Super Bowl XLV, Williams did not play.

Cleveland Browns

On March 16, 2015, Williams signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.[4]

On October 4, 2015 he jumped offsides on a missed FG which gave San Diego another chance at the Field Goal. They made it this time,winning 30-27.

Personal life

Williams is married to Shantrell Moore. Williams has two children: Tramon Jr. and Trinity.[5] Williams is a Christian.[6][7]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team G GS TTkl Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD PD FF FR
2006 Green Bay Packers 14 0 8 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Green Bay Packers 16 1 17 3 3 1 22 22.0 22 0 4 0 0
2008 Green Bay Packers 16 9 57 5 0 5 78 15.6 39 0 14 2 1
2009 Green Bay Packers 16 10 55 9 1 4 92 23.5 67 0 15 0 0
2010 Green Bay Packers 16 16 57 7 1 6 87 14.5 64 0 20 1 3
2011 Green Bay Packers 14 14 64 11 0 4 92 23.0 43 1 22 0 1
2012 Green Bay Packers 16 16 61 9 0 2 38 19.0 38 0 16 0 0
2013 Green Bay Packers 16 16 83 22 2.5 3 10 3.3 10 0 11 2 2
2014 Green Bay Packers 16 16 71 10 0.0 3 2 .7 2 0 13 0 1
Total 127 99 465 74 4.5 29 423 - 67 1 102 5 8

References

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WillTr99.htm
  2. ^ a b c d , Saturday, January 22, 2011.The New York TimesBorzi, Pat. "A Packers Cornerback Is Overlooked No Longer,"
  3. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/tramonwilliams/2506789/gamelogs?season=2010
  4. ^ http://www.espnwisconsin.com/common/more.php?m=49&action=blog&r=40&post_id=48261
  5. ^
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External links

  • Cleveland Browns bio
  • Green Bay Packers bio
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