Oct 20, 2012; Lexington, KY, USA; Georgia Bulldogs safety Shawn Williams (36) reacts during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Georgia defeated Kentucky 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Shawn Williams, SS, Georgia Bulldogs: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 213 pounds

Position Rank: 3

Drafted By: Cincinnati Bengals (3rd round, 84th overall)

40 Yard Dash: 4.46

Bench Press: 25

Vertical Jump: 36″

Broad Jump: 120″

2012 Statistics

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
14 56 42 98 7.00
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
14 5.5 11 0.39
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
14 1.0 1 0.07
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
14 4 2 1 1

Career Highlights (via Georgia athletics site)

2012: Named defensive recipient of the True Grit Award at the conclusion of spring practice.

2011: Appeared in 14 games making 13 starts recording a team-best 72 tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, six PBUs, four INTs and two QBPs.
*Tied career-high with seven tackles vs. Kentucky, New Mexico St., Tennessee and No. 12 Mich. St.
*Also returned an INT 45-yards and had a PBU v. No. 12 Mich. St.
*Posted six tackle performances at No. 21 Ga. Tech, at Vanderbilt and vs. No. 12 S. Carolina; Also had INTs vs. Ga. Tech and Vanderbilt.
*Five tackles in SEC Championship vs. No. 1 LSU.
*Recorded five tackles, hand an INT and a forced fumble vs. Miss. St.
*Earned one of team’s True Grit Award for defense at conclusion of spring practice.
*Recipient of the Milton “Red” Leathers Football Scholarship.

2010: Earned one of team’s Most Improved Player Awards for special teams.
*Appeared in 13 games making three starts recording 34 tackles, a pass break up and a quarterback pressure.*Tied his career-high with seven tackles and a pass break-up vs. Florida.
*Tied for team lead with a career-best seven tackles vs. No. 12 Arkansas.
*Recipient of the Aubrey Cecil Rhodes Football Scholarship.
*Recorded four tackles in G-Day game.

2009: Named one of team’s Newcomer of the Year award winners for special teams.
*Appeared in 13 games recording five tackles.
*Posted a season-best three tackles in victory over Texas A&M in Indepedence Bowl.

Career Stats

Defensive
Year G/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks TFL FF FR PBU Int. QBP
2009 13/0 3 2 5 0.0/0 0.0/0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 13/3 24 10 34 0.0/0 0.0/0 0 0 1 0 1
2011 14/13 48 24 72 0.0/0 5.0/17 1 2 6 4 2
Total 40/16 75 36 111 0.0/0 5.0/17 1 2 7 4 3

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Williams led the Bulldogs in 2011 with 72 tackles, leading the star-studded secondary along the way. Has great overall size and was really productive in 2011 with 72 tackles, four interceptions, five tackles for loss, five passes broken up, a forced fumble, and a blocked kick. He really makes plays all over the field for the Bulldogs, and has really good athletic ability and speed for his size. He has also played some linebacker for the Bulldogs, who have a really deep secondary. Unlike some of his teammates in the secondary, he’s been able to stay away from trouble to this point, and will actually get to play a full season in 2012 barring injury. He was projected as a third round pick prior to the 2012 NFL draft, and his senior season could either expose him as one of the top safeties in the country, or expose his weaknesses.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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