This is a 2021 photo of Shawn Williams of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Shawn Williams


Experience: 9 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 30

Weight: 211 lbs

College: Georgia


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  • Has appeared in 119 games (61 starts) over eight seasons for Cincinnati, tallying 390 total tackles (281 solo), 26 passes defensed and 12 interceptions. 
  • Named team captain for the first time in his career in 2020, appearing in 13 games and recorded nine total tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed. 
  • FInished with a career-high 112 total tackles (79 solo), five tackles for loss, three passes defensed and one interception in 16 games (15 starts) in 2019. 
  • Has 38 special teams tackles (25 solo) in his career, including seven last season.


  • Played four seasons (2009-12) at the University of Georgia.
  • Accumulated 209 total tackles (131 solo), 10.5 tackles for a loss, 11 passes defensed, four interceptions and 1.0 sack. 
  • Started 27 of his final 28 games for the Bulldogs.


  • Attended Early County High School in Blakely, Ga., where he played safety, wide receiver and linebacker.
  • Earned first-team Class AA All-State honors from Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior in 2008 after totaling 59 tackles on defense and 24 receptions for 381 yards and five TDs on offense.
  • As a junior in 2007, recorded 66 tackles and three interceptions while adding 21 receptions for 362 yards and five touchdowns.
  •  Also lettered in basketball as a power forward and center.
  • Majored in consumer economics at Georgia.