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Tramon Williams biography

Date of birth : 1983-03-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Houma, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-02-02
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Tramon Williams is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

• Led the team with a career-high 22 passes defensed in 2009, and added a career-best 11 tackles on special teams.
• Is the only non-drafted free agent in the NFL to post four or more interceptions each of the last two seasons.
• In 2009, became the first player in franchise history to post a 65-yard interception return (67 vs. Chicago, Sept. 13) and a 45-yard punt return (45 vs. Detroit, Oct. 18) in the same season.
• His five interceptions in 2008 were his most in any single season, college or pro.
• In 2007, scored his first NFL touchdown on a 94-yard return of a pooch punt (out of field-goal formation) vs. Carolina on Nov. 18.
• Led the nation with 19 passes defensed in 2005 as a senior at Louisiana Tech.

PRO CAREER:
Former non-drafted free agent and practice-squad player has developed into reliable starter each of the past two seasons... Has served as the nickel back each of the last two years, but also has started parts of each season at right cornerback when veteran Al Harris missed time due to injuries... Has started 19 games over the past two seasons, including a career-high 10 in ’09... Moved into the starting lineup in Week 12 in ’09 when Harris went down with a season-ending knee injury, and went on to lead the team with a career-high 22 passes defensed... Showed his versatility last season by becoming the first player in franchise history to post a 65-yard INT return and a 45-yard punt return in the same season... Posted career-high 11 special teams tackles in ’09... Got his first extensive starting experience in 2008, opening nine games in place of both Harris (spleen injury) and CB Charles Woodson (temporary move to safety) and established career bests in almost every defensive category... His five interceptions in ‘08 – three coming in consecutive games while starting for Harris – ranked third on the team and were his most in any single season, college or pro... Along with teammates Woodson and Nick Collins, became first Packers trio to each post five-or-more interceptions in a season since 1996 (Eugene Robinson, LeRoy Butler, Doug Evans)... In 48 career games (all consecutive), has started 20 contests and posted 105 tackles (84 solo) with 10 interceptions, 40 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one recovery... Is the only non-drafted free agent in the NFL to record four or more interceptions each of the last two seasons... Released by Houston as a non-drafted rookie following training camp in 2006, joined the Packers’ practice squad for the final five weeks of that season... Became the surprise of camp in 2007, landing a spot on the 53-man roster with a strong preseason and by season’s end had established himself as the team’s No. 3 cornerback and top kick returner... That year, got his first NFL interception and scored his first pro touchdown, returning a pooch punt out of field-goal formation 94 yards for a score vs. Carolina (Nov. 18)... Though he’s no longer a primary return man, remains a solid contributor on special teams with 23 career coverage tackles, including one on Thanksgiving Day 2007 in Detroit that saved a touchdown... A first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection at Louisiana Tech, had seven career interceptions and led the nation in passes defensed (19) as a senior in 2005.

2009 : Played in all 16 games, plus playoff contest, with 10 starts... Was nickel back for first 10 contests before moving into starting RCB spot in Week 12 due to Harris’ season-ending knee injury... Led team with a career-high 22 passes defensed... Posted 42 tackles (29 solo), four INTs and a sack... Added a career-high 11 tackles on special teams, which was tied for fourth on the team... Had a 10.4-yard average on 13 punt returns and also returned two kickoffs for 26 yards (13.0 avg.)... First player in franchise history to post an INT return of 65 yards (67 vs. Chicago, Sept. 13) and a punt return of 45 yards (45 vs. Detroit, Oct. 18) in the same season.

2008: Played in all 16 games for the second straight season, including a career-high nine starts...Tied for third in the NFC with career-best five INTs and posted a career-high 52 tackles (45 solo)...Along with teammates Woodson and Collins, became first Packers trio to each post five-or-more INTs in a season since 1996 (Robinson, Butler, Evans)... Third on the team with 14 passes defensed, also a career high, and registered five special teams tackles...Tied for second on the team with two forced fumbles...On the field for 776-of-1,050 (73.9) defensive plays... Vs. Dallas (Sept. 21): Started off game in customary nickel role, but moved to RCB when Harris left game with spleen injury in second quarter...At Tampa Bay (Sept. 28): Started in place of injured Harris and intercepted QB Brian Griese’s pass that was bobbled by WR Michael Clayton at Green Bay’s 5-yard line and returned the pick 39 yards...Vs. Atlanta (Oct. 5): Started and posted a career-high 10 tackles along with an INT in second straight game, a one-handed catch with his right hand on a pass from QB Matt Ryan intended for TE Ben Hartstock in the end zone. Score was 17-10 at the time and the Packers’ offense moved down the field for tying TD following the pick .

2007: Former practice-squad player earned a surprise roster spot with a solid preseason... Played in all 16 contests, plus both playoff games, with one start, rotating as a nickel and dime back and posting 11 tackles (10 solo) with one INT among four passes defensed... Also had a team-leading 30 kickoff returns for 684 yards (22.8 avg.), plus six punt returns for 118 yards (19.7 avg.) and a TD, and seven special teams tackles... Vs. Chicago (Oct. 7): Had a career-high six kickoff returns for 173 yards; five of six returns went for 20 yards-or-more, including a career-long 65-yarder in the third quarter that set up a field goal.

2006: Spent training camp with the Houston Texans before his release on Sept. 3... Signed to the Green Bay practice squad on Nov. 29, where he spent the final five weeks of the season... 2006 Draft: Signed as a non-drafted free agent with Houston on May 8.

COLLEGE:
Three-year letterman played in 23 games at Louisiana Tech... Initially enrolled as a non-athlete in pursuit of a degree in electrical engineering, but attended a football game during his first semester on campus and was motivated to try out as a walk-on the following spring... Finished his career with 91 tackles (51 solo), five stops for loss, one forced fumble and seven INTs among 32 passes defensed... Earned two degrees, one in sociology and the other in computer information systems... Senior season (2005): Started all 11 games at CB, earning first-team All-WAC and all-state honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association... Led the nation with 19 passes defensed, including three INTs... Also tallied 43 tackles (29 solo), three stops for loss and a forced fumble... Recorded two INTs vs. New Mexico State (Oct. 1)... Junior season (2004): Played in all 12 games, including seven starts... Recorded collegiate highs in tackles (45) and INTs (4)... Led the Bulldogs with 13 passes defensed... Fourth-quarter INT sealed a victory vs. No. 17-ranked Fresno State (Oct. 2)... Set a collegiate-high with nine tackles at Rice (Nov. 29)... Sophomore season (2003): Saw action in 11 games at DB and on the special teams units... Finished with three tackles (two solo)... Freshman season (2002): Participated as a member of the scout team.

PERSONAL:
Born Tramon Vernell Williams in Houma, La. ... Married Shantrell Moore in June 2009... High school: Four-year letterman at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, La. ... Helped Assumption to four straight district titles... First-team all-district and all-region honoree in 2001; also selected to second-team all-state... High school teammate of N.Y. Giants RB Brandon Jacobs...A four-year letterwinner in basketball, he won another district title on the hardwood... In his only year of track, finished second in the state in the long jump, second in the triple jump and third in the high jump... Community involvement: Has participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon and the Al Harris Stars and Strikes Celebrity Bowling Event... Also has played for the ‘Green Machine’ basketball team and rung bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign during the holidays...

As Hobbies/interests: Tramon enjoys fishing, playing basketball and PlayStation 3, touting ‘Madden’ and ‘Fight Night’ as his favorite games...Held part-time jobs stocking shelves in a supermarket, shoveling coal and cleaning coal machinery, cleaning tractors, and working on his uncle’s farm... Also worked for a construction company that built a building on the Louisiana State University campus... In March, was part of a group of former and current Packers who took a trip with fans to Montego Bay, Jamaica, an Apple Vacations/Green Bay Packers collaboration.


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