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Leon Williams biography

Date of birth : 1983-07-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-10
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Leon Williams is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

PRO:
The Dallas Cowboys signed Leon Williams to a futures contract on January 12, 2010. Williams, a former fourth round draft choice (110th overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 2006 NFL Draft, amassed 166 tackles, five sacks, seven pass breakups and a forced fumble while playing in 46 games with 12 starts in three seasons (2006-08) with the Browns. He spent the 2009 season with the New York Sentinels, formerly of the United Football League.

2009 (United Football League):
# Spent the 2009 season with the New York Sentinels of the United Football League.

2008 (Cleveland):
# Saw action in 14 games and totaled 42 tackles.
# Part of a defensive effort that limited Jaguars runners Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to a combined 20 carries for 53 yards in a 23-17 win at Jacksonville (10/26).
# Also played on special teams.

2007 (Cleveland):
# In his second season with the Browns, started nine of the 16 games in which he appeared and tied for second on the club with four sacks.
# Also was fifth on the team with 90 tackles.
# Had a season-high 13 tackles at Baltimore (11/18).
# Had 1.5 sacks against the N.Y. Jets (12/9).
# Logged a career-best two sacks in the season finale against San Francisco (12/30), both of which resulted in fourth down scenarios in the fourth quarter.

2006 (Cleveland):
# In his rookie season, played in all 16 regular season games, including three starts.
# Finished the year with 37 tackles, one sack, two quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and two pass breakups.
# Ranked fourth on the team in special teams tackles with 16, including two at San Diego (11/5).
# Recorded a career-high 17 tackles against Tampa Bay (12/24).

COLLEGE:

# Appeared in 47 games with the Hurricanes (2002-05) and recorded 146 tackles, 2.5 sacks for 27 yards, 12.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakups and one forced fumble.
# Also was a key contributor on special teams with 36 tackles.
# As a senior in 2005, was a Butkus Award semi-finalist when he played in every game at middle linebacker and recorded 54 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery.
# Helped the team rank fourth in the nation in total defense, allowing only 270.1 yards-per-game.
# Recorded a career-high 56 tackles, 2.5 sacks for 27 yards, eight tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in 2004.
# Majored in liberal arts.

PERSONAL:

# Born Leon E’srom Williams in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he attended Canarsie High School.
# Earned All-American by Parade magazine and named USA Today first-team All-America as a senior.
# Named Gatorade Player of the Year from the state of New York, and added Super Prep All-American and Elite 50 honors.
# As a senior linebacker, recorded 98 tackles, 12 sacks, four recovered fumbles and three interceptions.
# As a junior, played tight end and caught 20 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns.

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