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Jabara Williams

Jabara Williams
Williams in the 2011 NFL season.
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-06) July 6, 1989
Place of birth: Nacogdoches, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Garrison (TX)
College: Stephen F. Austin
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 228
Debuted in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team Small college All-American (2009, 2010)
  • 3× First-team All-Conference
  • 2× Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2009, 2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Tackles 2
Sacks 0
Interceptions 0
Stats at NFL.com

Jabara Williams (born July 6, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stephen F. Austin.

He also played for the Chicago Bears.

College career

At Stephen F. Austin Williams was a two-time All-America selection, he was also a Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time First-team All-Southland Conference selection.

Following a freshman campaign that saw him start both as a linebacker and running back in which he made 58 tackles, he went on to lead the SLC in tackles in 2008 with 132. As a junior, in 2009, he made 113 tackles (9.5 for losses) and deflected 7 passes. As a senior in 2010 he made 108 tackles (6.5 for losses) and 5 passes defensed. He ended his college career with 411 career tackles, while leading Stephen F. Austin to back-to-back conference titles for the first time in school history.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in 228 lb 31¼ in 9⅜ in 4.57 s 1.48 s 2.65 s 4.30 s 7.04 s 36-1/2 in 9 ft 10 in 17 reps x
All values from Pro Day[1]

St. Louis Rams

Williams was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[2] He was waived on October 26, 2011.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears claimed him off waivers on October 27.[3] He was waived on August 31, 2012.[4]

St. Louis Rams

On November 22, 2012, the St. Louis Rams signed Williams to their practice squad. On August 27, 2013, he was cut by the Rams.[5]

Dallas Cowboys

On January 8, 2014 the Dallas Cowboys signed Jabara Williams to reserve/futures contracts.[6] On May 12, 2014 the Dallas Cowboys released Jabara Williams.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Draftscout.com". Webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Jabara Williams to Rams: 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report". Bleacher Report. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Bears Claim Linebacker Jabara Williams off Waivers |". Chicitysports.com. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry. "Bears reach 53-man roster limit". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  5. ^ Wagoner, Nick (August 27, 2013). "Rams make two more roster moves". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Dallas Cowboys signed Jabara Williams, CBSsports, January 8, 2014.
  7. ^ Dallas Cowboys released Jabara Williams, CBSsports, May 12, 2014.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
  • Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks bio
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