Tramon Williams

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Tramon Williams
Tramon Williams.jpg
No. 38     Green Bay Packers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Houma, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Napoleonville (LA) Assumption
College: Louisiana Tech
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles311
Quarterback sacks2.0
Interceptions22
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Tramon Williams
Tramon Williams.jpg
No. 38     Green Bay Packers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Houma, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Napoleonville (LA) Assumption
College: Louisiana Tech
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles311
Quarterback sacks2.0
Interceptions22
Stats at NFL.com

Tramon Vernell Williams[1] (born March 16, 1983) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Louisiana Tech. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006.

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Early years

Williams played football at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, Louisiana, but was overlooked by college football recruiters who instead scouted his teammate and friend Brandon Jacobs. After graduating in 2001, Williams attended Louisiana Tech University. Originally intending to study electrical engineering, he earned Bachelor's degrees in sociology and computer science. He had joined the Bulldogs football team as a walk-on in his freshman year. He became a starting defensive back by his junior season.[2]

Professional career

Tramon Williams with the Green Bay Packers.

Houston Texans

Williams was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2006 but was released in the final preseason roster reduction.

Green Bay Packers

Williams was signed by the Packers on November 29, 2006.

In 2007 through 2009, Tramon went from securing a roster spot in 2007 to starting 20 games in the three year span (19 of them coming in 2008 & 2009). He continued to progress, and eventually took the starting spot opposite Charles Woodson in 2009, which was previously held by Al Harris, who got injured mid-season. This was his first year under a new defensive coaching staff, including defensive coordinator Dom Capers and cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, Jr..

Williams started the 2010 regular season as the starting cornerback opposite Charles Woodson for the Packers. Harris had not fully recovered from his torn ACL suffered the previous year and was placed on the PUP list for the first six games before being released midseason. After a great regular season,[3] Williams went off in the playoffs. He started his hot postseason by intercepting Michael Vick in the end zone with under 30 seconds to play to secure the Packers a win in the Wild Card playoff game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.[2] In the Packers' second playoff game in Atlanta against the Falcons Williams had two interceptions in the first half. The first of these was a touchdown-saving pick in the Packers' own end-zone. With under a minute to play in the half the Falcons tried to get into field goal position, but Williams stepped in front of Matt Ryan's pass to Roddy White and raced down the sideline 70 yards for a touchdown for the first pick-six of his career.[2] During the 2010 season he was rewarded for his fine play, by signing a new contract worth over $33 million. This contract ties him to the Packers for 4 years with an option of a 5th.

On January 20, Williams was added to the 2011 Pro Bowl Roster as a reserve when Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel pulled out due to injury.[2] However, due to the Packers playing in Super Bowl XLV, Williams did not play.

NFL statistics

Regular season

YearTeamGGSTTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPDFFFR
2006Green Bay Packers00000000.000000
2007Green Bay Packers161171012222.0220400
2008Green Bay Packers169575057815.63901420
2009Green Bay Packers1610559149223.56701500
2010Green Bay Packers1616577168714.56402010
2011Green Bay Packers15156411049223.04312200
Total643618622216281--05330

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