Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad defensive back Shawn Williams of Georgia (26) against the Senior Bowl north squad during the first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft: Bengals Grab UGA Safety Shawn Williams




With the 84th-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Shawn Williams, a safety out of Georgia.


Profile via Georgiadogs.com

Career Highs:
12 tackles vs. Florida Atlantic in 2012
1 interception (4x), last vs. No. 12 Michigan State in 2011
45 interception return yards vs. No. 12 Michigan State in 2011
Long INT return of 45 yards vs. No. 12 Michigan State in 2011
1 sack vs. Ole Miss in 2012

Appeared in 14 games making 14 starts, and was second on the team with 98 tackles and had 5.5 TFL.
Elected as the team’s defensive captain and recipient of Coaches’ Leadership Award and the Frank Sinkwich Toughness Award.
Registered 11 tackles vs. No. 16 Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.
Had nine tackles vs. No. 2 Alabama in SEC Championship.
Made five tackles vs. Georgia Tech
Had seven tackles vs. Ga. Southern
Had five tackles and a forced fumble at Auburn.
Had four tackles including a sack vs. Ole Miss
Recorded six tackles (five solo) and one tackle for loss vs. No. 3 Florida.
Had 10 tackles at Kentucky
Had six tackles at No. 6 South Carolina
Notched six tackles vs. Tennessee
Had four tackles vs. Vanderbilt.
Led the team with 12 tackles against Florida Atlantic.
In addition to one pass break-up, had five tackles, including four solo, against Buffalo.
Named to Phil Steele’s 2012 Midseason All-American Third-Team
Named defensive recipient of the True Grit Award at the conclusion of spring practice.
Recipient of the Milton “Red” Leathers Football Scholarship.



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