Cincinnati Bengals Player Preview: Georgia Bulldogs Safety Shawn Williams

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October 1, 2011; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs safety Shawn Williams (36) reacts with cornerback Branden Smith (1) after intercepting a pass at the end of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the fourth quarter at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Mississippi State 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

 

Shawn Williams, Safety, Georgia

Birth date: May 13, 1991

Hometown: Damascus, Georgia

High School: Early County High School in Blakely, Georgia

 

Combine Results and Measurements

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 213 pounds

Arm Length: 30 3/4″

Hand Size: 8 3/8″

Broad Jump: 120.0″

40-Yard Dash: 4.46

Three-Cone Drill: 7.01

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.25

Vertical Jump: 36.0″

Bench Press: 25 reps

 

College Statistics

Year

Class

Solo

Ast

Tot

Loss

Sk

Int

Yds

Avg

TD

PD

TD

FF

2009*

FR

3

2

5

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010*

SO

25

9

34

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2011*

JR

48

24

72

5.0

0.0

4

58

14.5

0

10

0

1

2012*

SR

56

42

98

5.5

1.0

0

0

0

4

0

1

Career

 

132

77

209

10.5

1.0

4

58

14.5

0

15

0

2

 

 

Despite not having registered a single snap in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals have high expectations for former Georgia Bulldogs safety Shawn Williams. He’ already being projected to be the opening-day starting strong safety, and he may end up getting the most playing time this year of any Bengals rookie, despite being the fourth player the team drafted.

Williams will be the 7th player on the Bengals roster from the University of Georgia. I believe that Williams will be another mid-round gem out of “UGA”, who will flourish as a Bengal.

Williams’ hometown is Damascus, Georgia where he played at Early County High School and then accepted a scholarship to play between the hedges. During his collegiate career, Williams made 30 starts at strong safety, and racked up 208 tackles and 4 interceptions.

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