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William Middleton biography

Date of birth : 1986-07-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Marist, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Jaguars, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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William Middleton is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.
Originally selected by Atlanta in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2009 draft… Waived on 9/5/09 … Claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay on 9/6/09 … Waived on 9/10/09 … Signed by Atlanta to practice squad on 9/16/09 … Signed off Atlanta’s practice squad by Jacksonville on 9/21/09.

Quick, crafty, instinctive cornerback who excelled on special teams as a rookie ... Saw action on all four special teams units including gunner on punt coverage … Was a fifth-round pick of Atlanta in 2009 and also spent time with Tampa Bay … Signed off Atlanta’s practice to Jaguars active roster following week two … Ranked fourth on team with 12 special teams tackles despite playing in only 12 games …

2009
Appeared in 12 games as a rookie for the Jaguars … Excelled on special teams and also saw action at nickelback … Ranked fourth on the team with 12 special teams tackles and added seven solo tackles at CB … Named AFC South Special Teams Player of the Year by ESPN.com … Was a fifth-round pick by Atlanta and was signed by the Jaguars off the Falcons practice squad on Sept. 21 … Was inactive on 9/27 at HOU and 10/4 vs. TEN … Made NFL debut on 10/11 at SEA and finished with two special teams tackles … Saw action for six plays at CB on 10/18 vs. STL and also had one special teams tackle … Had two special teams tackles on 11/1 at TEN … Led team with two special teams tackles on 11/15 at NYJ … Saw action for 26 snaps at CB on 12/6 vs. HOU and made one solo tackle … Saw limited action at CB on 12/13 vs. MIA … Played 26 snaps on 12/17 vs. IND and posted two solo tackles … Played a season-high 27 snaps at CB on 12/27 at NE and finished with three solo tackles ,

COLLEGE

Three-year starter and four-year letterman at Furman as a CB and return specialist … Compiled 194 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, seven INTs and 15 passes defensed in 49 career games … Started all 12 games as a senior and totaled 95 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 13 passes defensed, five sacks and four INTs … Served as team captain … First-team selection on two playoff-division All-America squads … Started all 11 games as a junior at RCB and finished with 53 tackles, three INTs and nine passes defensed … Took over the starting job at CB as a sophomore and helped team to third straight playoff appearance … Tallied 38 tackles, four tackles for loss, four passes defensed and two fumble recoveries … Served as primary kickoff return specialist, averaging 23.1 yards on 25 returns … Tied a school-record with a 100-yard return against Wofford … Saw action as a redshirt freshman in 2005 as a reserve CB … Majored in biology.

PERSONAL

Single … Resides in Atlanta, Ga. … Attended Marist High School (Georgia) … Totaled 148 career tackles, 10 INTs, six passes defensed, two kickoff returns for TDs and two blocked punts … Recorded a school-record 103-yard INT return and averaged 27.0 yards on 21 kickoff returns … Led team to a 14-1 record and state championship as a senior … Two-time Marist Defensive Player of the Year selection ... Participated in S.A. Hull pep rally for the FCAT test in 2009 ... Helped Tyson Food, Inc. distribute food to local community agencies… Full name: William Middleton.

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