NFL Draft: Bengals Grab UGA Safety Shawn Williams


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

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

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"Career Highs:12 tackles vs. Florida Atlantic in 20121 interception (4x), last vs. No. 12 Michigan State in 201145 interception return yards vs. No. 12 Michigan State in 2011Long INT return of 45 yards vs. No. 12 Michigan State in 20111 sack vs. Ole Miss in 20122012: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 TechHad seven tackles vs. Ga. SouthernHad five tackles and a forced fumble at Auburn.Had four tackles including a sack vs. Ole MissRecorded six tackles (five solo) and one tackle for loss vs. No. 3 Florida.Had 10 tackles at KentuckyHad six tackles at No. 6 South CarolinaNotched six tackles vs. TennesseeHad 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-TeamNamed 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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