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Antwione Williams
LB #52
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
Age:
23
College:
Georgia Southern
Hometown:
Lovejoy, GA
Experience:
2

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Biography

After a promising start in 2012, Williams was sidelined with a season-ending injury in 2013. Williams bounced back strong in 2014 and never looked back finishing his career at Georgia Southern with 205 tackles (110 solo), 19.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass defenses and six forced fumbles.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: ANNE-twan

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  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE
After a promising start in 2012, Williams was sidelined with a season-ending injury in 2013. Williams bounced back strong in 2014 and never looked back finishing his career at Georgia Southern with 205 tackles (110 solo), 19.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass defenses and six forced fumbles.

2015: Started all 13 games and recorded a team-leading 107 tackles on the season. Williams recorded 10.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three pass defenses and another team-leading four forced fumbles. Was named to the All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention team.

  • Tallied a season-high 12 tackles against Appalachian State.
  • Notched nine tackles in four games: The Citadel, Idaho, New Mexico State and Georgia.
  • Had sacks in four games.
  • Forced a fumble in three games.
  • Finished the season with a strong showing against Bowling Green in the GoDaddy Bowl with 10 tackles.

2014: Started all 12 games and was named to the All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention team. Was Georgia Southern’s second-leading tackler with 65.

  • Logged a season-high 10 tackles against Georgia Tech.
  • Posted season highs against Savannah State and Georgia State with two tackles for loss.
  • Also recorded a season-high two sacks in the Georgia State game.
  • Tallied two pass defenses against Idaho.

2013: Was redshirted due to injury.

2012: Played in 14 games, totaling 32 tackles for the year.

  • Started three games against Howard, Georgia and North Dakota State University.
  • Recorded five tackles in four games: Samford, Furman, Howard and Georgia.

2011: Played in 11 games, starting three. Totaled 25 tackles on the season with one for loss.

  • Had a very productive game against Alabama with nine tackles.
  • Had three tackles consecutive weeks against Tusculum and Western Carolina.
  • Started in the FCS playoff game against Maine.

PERSONAL
Two-time all-region selection in high school. Named all-county and All-South Crescent in 2009 and 2010. Posted 63 tackles, three sacks, four interceptions, eight pass defenses, two blocked kicks and a touchdown. Had eight tackles for loss and 49 assisted tackles.

  • Full name is Leander Antwione Williams
  • Born in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Parents are Leander and Jacqueline Williams.
  • Has one brother, Marquis and one sister, Jacqueline.
  • Graduated from Georgia Southern with a degree in psychology.

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