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Jonathan Willard
LB #49
Height:
6-2
Weight:
231
College:
Clemson
Experience:
1

Biography

 
PRO: Jonathan Willard was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Titans follwing the 2013 NFL Draft.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 231-pounder spent training camp with the Titans before being released on the final cutdown and being signed to the team’s practice squad where he spent the duration of the season.  The Clemson product provides depth at the linebacker spot and on special teams coverage units.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     While traveling to training camp in 2013, Willard helped rescue a family from a burning car on I-40.  He was traveling from South Carolina to report to the Titans’ training camp in Nashville when he encountered the family in distress.  Willard and another man helped to pull a woman, three children and a dog from the burning car, which quickly became engulfed.
•    Nicknamed “Tig” since he was two days old.  He was given the name by his brother Joe and his grandmother Annie May.  He was a happy baby and his brother thought he looked like Tigger the Tiger.  The name Tigger was shorten over the years, but it was only right that Tig went to the University of Clemson, home of the Tigers.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Loris, S.C., native was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013.
•    Waived by the Titans on Aug. 31, 2013 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Titans to a future’s contract on Dec. 31, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 52 games with 25 starts in four seasons at Clemson.  His career totals included 207 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, three sacks, six quarterback pressures, 10 pass breakups, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery.
•    As a senior (2012), posted 95 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four quarterback pressures, six pass breakups and one fumble recovery in 12 starts.  Led the team in tackles, and tackles for loss and had four double-digit tackle totals.
•    As a junior (2011), totaled 75 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and four passes defensed in 14 games with 11 starts.
•    As a sophomore (2010), appeared in 12 contests with two starts.  Was the winner of the Vickery Hall Award for his work in the classroom.  Recorded 27 tackles and a tackle for loss in addition to a team-high 13 special team tackles.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2009), played in 14 games and had 10 tackles, including three tackles for loss.
•    Redshirted in 2008.
•    Graduated with a degree in sociology from Clemson.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Loris (S.C.) High School and as a senior was rated the 10th-best prospect in South Carolina, the 24th-best outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals and the 22nd outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.
•    Only played half of his senior season due to a knee injury but was named All-Region and played in the North-South All-Star Game.  Rushed for 702 yards on offense and totaled 89 tackles and 53 assists on defense.
•    Was an accomplished All-American and All-State wrestler and was a four-time state champion.
•    Also ran the 100m and finished sixth in the state in the shotput for the track team.
•    Born Jonathan Laterrance Willard on Jan. 10, 1990 in Loris, S.C.
 
PRO: Jonathan Willard was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Titans follwing the 2013 NFL Draft.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 231-pounder spent training camp with the Titans before being released on the final cutdown and being signed to the team’s practice squad where he spent the duration of the season.  The Clemson product provides depth at the linebacker spot and on special teams coverage units.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     While traveling to training camp in 2013, Willard helped rescue a family from a burning car on I-40.  He was traveling from South Carolina to report to the Titans’ training camp in Nashville when he encountered the family in distress.  Willard and another man helped to pull a woman, three children and a dog from the burning car, which quickly became engulfed.
•    Nicknamed “Tig” since he was two days old.  He was given the name by his brother Joe and his grandmother Annie May.  He was a happy baby and his brother thought he looked like Tigger the Tiger.  The name Tigger was shorten over the years, but it was only right that Tig went to the University of Clemson, home of the Tigers.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Loris, S.C., native was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013.
•    Waived by the Titans on Aug. 31, 2013 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Titans to a future’s contract on Dec. 31, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 52 games with 25 starts in four seasons at Clemson.  His career totals included 207 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, three sacks, six quarterback pressures, 10 pass breakups, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery.
•    As a senior (2012), posted 95 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four quarterback pressures, six pass breakups and one fumble recovery in 12 starts.  Led the team in tackles, and tackles for loss and had four double-digit tackle totals.
•    As a junior (2011), totaled 75 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and four passes defensed in 14 games with 11 starts.
•    As a sophomore (2010), appeared in 12 contests with two starts.  Was the winner of the Vickery Hall Award for his work in the classroom.  Recorded 27 tackles and a tackle for loss in addition to a team-high 13 special team tackles.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2009), played in 14 games and had 10 tackles, including three tackles for loss.
•    Redshirted in 2008.
•    Graduated with a degree in sociology from Clemson.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Loris (S.C.) High School and as a senior was rated the 10th-best prospect in South Carolina, the 24th-best outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals and the 22nd outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.
•    Only played half of his senior season due to a knee injury but was named All-Region and played in the North-South All-Star Game.  Rushed for 702 yards on offense and totaled 89 tackles and 53 assists on defense.
•    Was an accomplished All-American and All-State wrestler and was a four-time state champion.
•    Also ran the 100m and finished sixth in the state in the shotput for the track team.
•    Born Jonathan Laterrance Willard on Jan. 10, 1990 in Loris, S.C.
 

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