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Cary Williams
CB
Height:
6-1
Weight:
185
College:
Washburn
Experience:
1

Biography

6’1” • 185 lbs. • Born: 12.23.84 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 1/1 • D7–2008 • Washburn

PRO: Cary Williams possesses speed, raw athleticism and considerable upside, qualities that made him an intriguing seventh-round draft choice for Tennessee in 2008. The tall and rangy cornerback will compete in training camp for a backup position in an experienced Titans’ secondary. As a rookie, Williams spent the entire season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Dec. 9, 2008. The Washburn product appeared in his first career NFL contest against Houston, but was injured during the game and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 19, 2008. A relatively unknown prospect coming out of Washburn, Williams forced NFL scouts to take notice in a pro-day workout, running a 4.43-second 40-yard dash. The Titans selected him in the seventh round (229th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

2009 (4/0/0/1): Signed from the practice squad on Oct. 3, 2009 … Waived on Sept. 23, 2009 … Has led the team in passes defensed once in 2009 (at NE) … Has tied for the team lead in special teams tackles twice in 2009 (vs. IND, at NE).

at Pittsburgh (9/10): Saw action as a reserve on special teams. Houston (9/20): Inactive. at Jacksonville (10/4): Registered a solo tackle on special teams coverage units. Indianapolis (10/11): Tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles on coverage units. at New England (10/18): Saw significant action at cornerback and posted seven tackles and a pass defensed … Batted down a pass intended for Sam Aiken in the end zone during the fourth quarter … Tied for the team lead with two special teams stops.

6’1” • 185 lbs. • Born: 12.23.84 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 1/1 • D7–2008 • Washburn

2008 GP/GS: 1/0 (Playoffs 0/0) • Career GP/GS: 1/0 (Playoffs 0/0) • Hollywood, Fla.

PRO: Cary Williams possesses speed, raw athleticism and considerable upside, qualities that made him an intriguing seventh-round draft choice for Tennessee in 2008. The tall and rangy cornerback will compete in training camp for a backup position in an experienced Titans’ secondary. As a rookie, Williams spent the entire season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Dec. 9, 2008. The Washburn product appeared in his first career NFL contest against Houston, but was injured during the game and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 19, 2008. A relatively unknown prospect coming out of Washburn, Williams forced NFL scouts to take notice in a pro-day workout, running a 4.43-second 40-yard dash. The Titans selected him in the seventh round (229th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

TITANS TIDBITS:

• Williams visited Hawaii for the first time in February 2009 as a Pro Bowl guest of Cortland Finnegan and Chris Hope. He said the trip was extremely beneficial and helped him get to know his secondary mates on a more personal level.

• A seventh-round draft selection and small-college success story, Williams overcame harsh circumstances in his youth before achieving fame on the football field. He moved in with his cousin, Calvin Golson, when he was only 13 years old after his parents were no longer able to care for him. Williams spent time in three high schools in the Miami, Fla., area before attending Fordham University and later Washburn University.

• To support himself financially in college, Williams spent time working at Target, FedEx and a Frito-Lay plant.

• When Williams participated in the Washburn's pro timing day early in the 2008 offseason, only one NFL scout was in attendance. But the University of Kansas then allowed him to take part in its pro day, providing an audience of representatives from most teams in the NFL. Williams impressed with a 4.43-second 40-yard dash and drew favorable athletic comparisons to Jayhawks cornerback Aqib Talib, an eventual first-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008 (1/0, 0/0): After being released during the final training camp cuts, spent the majority of the regular season on the practice squad before being signed to active roster on Dec. 9, 2008. Played in his first career NFL contest at Houston (12/14), but was injured during the game and placed on injured reserve on Dec. 19, 2008.

• At Houston (12/14), saw action in his first career NFL game on special teams coverage units.

COLLEGE:

• Spent three years (2005-07), including one redshirt season, with the Washburn Ichabods after playing his first two college seasons at Fordham University. In his time at Washburn, he started all 23 games and totaled 94 tackles, 11 interceptions, 12 passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Additionally, he returned 27 kickoffs for 689 yards (25.5 avg.) and two touchdowns and had one reception for a 68-yard touchdown.

• Was one of the elite defensive backs in the small college ranks, emerging from his senior season at Washburn University with consensus NCAA Division II All-American honors. Led team and ranked sixth in Division II football with seven interceptions (second in team history) for 164 yards and one touchdown. Was named All-MIAA kickoff returner with 17 returns for 487 yards (28.6 avg.) and two touchdowns. Added career-high 56 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass reception for 68-yard touchdown.

• As a junior, started all 11 games for Ichabods at right cornerback and ranked second on squad with four interceptions. Added 38 tackles, one tackle for loss, five passes defensed and 10 kickoff returns for 202 yards.

• In 2005, sat out in redshirt season after transferring to Washburn.

• In two seasons at Fordham, he appeared in 13 games and tallied 18 tackles, two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and nine kickoff returns.

• As a sophomore in 2004, appeared in seven games for Fordham with one start. Totaled 15 tackles, two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and nine kickoff returns for 177 yards.

• Majored in sports management at Washburn.

PERSONAL:

• Single, splits time between Nashville and Miami, Fla.

• Attended Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory (Hollywood, Fla.) as a senior after originally attending Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) High School as a freshman and sophomore and Coral Gables (Miami, Fla.) High School as a junior. Played receiver and defensive back.

• List of favorites: (movie) “Gladiator”; (TV show) “Martin”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (music artist) Jay-Z; (school subject) facility management; (car) Cadillac CTS; (book) “The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley”; (video games) Call of Duty 4 and MLB 2008 The Show; (sports team other than Titans) Atlanta Braves; (sports heroes) Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and Michael Jordan; and (food) fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni & cheese, candied yams.

• Born Cary Eric Williams on Dec. 23, 1984 in Miami, Fla.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 82 290 245 45 2 0 51 8 1 105 -- 63
2014 PHI 11 44 40 4 0 -- 3 1 0 -1 -1 -1
2013 PHI 16 67 57 10 1 -- 12 3 0 16 5.3 15
2012 BAL 16 75 67 8 1 0 17 4 1 90 22.5 63
2011 BAL 16 78 61 17 0 -- 18 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 13 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 5 8 8 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 4 12 7 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 82 1 13 13 0.2 13 0 0 0 1 0
2014 PHI 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 PHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 13 1 13 13 1 13 0 0 0 1 0
2009 BAL 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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