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Willie Williams
No. 27
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1970-12-26) December 26, 1970 (age 53)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Career information
High school:Spring Valley (Columbia, South Carolina)
College:Western Carolina
NFL draft:1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 162
Career history
As player:

As coach:

Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:602
Interceptions:26
Sacks:4
Touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Willie James Williams (born December 26, 1970) is a former American football cornerback of the National Football League (NFL), and youth football coach. He is also the cousin of WNBA player Tamera Young.[1]

Career

Williams was drafted out of Western Carolina University by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1993, spending 6 of his 13 seasons in the league with the team.[2] He was a key member of the 1995 team that played in Super Bowl XXX, and the only member from that team to be on the roster of the 2005 squad, who won Super Bowl XL. From 1997 to 2003, Williams played for the Seattle Seahawks, before returning to the Steelers for the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

On March 3, 2006, Willams and veteran QB Tommy Maddox, were released as salary cap cuts. Williams then retired from football.

On January 26 2017, he was named the head coach for Winston Churchill High School, where he coached until leaving the team in December 2019.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Tamera Young". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  2. ^ "1993 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  3. ^ Melnick, Kyle. "Churchill has transformed into a playoff contender under an NFL-experienced staff". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  4. ^ Smith, Jesse (2019-12-31). "Coach Williams Steps Down". Winston Churchill High School. Retrieved 2020-12-28.