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Jason Williams
LB #54
Height:
6-1
Weight:
245
College:
Western Illinois
Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 59 60 43 17 0 0 2 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TB 2 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CAR 11 4 2 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 11 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 5 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 14 25 17 8 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 4 16 12 4 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DAL 5 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DAL 5 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (12/2/14)...Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/17/14)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/16/13)...Released by Carolina (8/31/13)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (11/5/12)...Waived by Philadelphia (11/3/12)...Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (10/9/12)...Waived by Carolina (8/31/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (12/14/10)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (11/3/10)...Waived by Dallas (11/2/10)...Selected by Dallas in the third round (69th overall) of the NFL Draft (4/26/09).

GP/GS
Career (46/4) [1/0]; 2013 (11/0) [1/0]; 2012 (7/0); 2011 (14/2); 2010 (9/2); 2009 (5/0).

2013
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/16)...Played in 11 games...Did not record any defensive statistics...Notched five tackles and one blocked punt on special teams...Attended training camp with the Panthers and was released in the final roster cutdown (8/31)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Blocked a punt by Jets punter Ryan Quigley, setting the Panthers up in the red zone for a touchdown.

2012
Played in seven games and was inactive for three games with Philadelphia and Carolina...Tallied five special teams tackles...Attended training camp with the Panthers and was waived in the final roster cutdown (8/31)...Signed as a free agent by the Eagles (10/9) and played in two games before being waived (11/3)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (11/5) and notched five special teams tackles in five games...Inactive for three games.

2011
Played in 14 games with two starts for Carolina...Posted 21 tackles and one quarterback pressure...Led the Panthers with 15 tackles in addition to forcing one fumble on special teams...Inactive for the first two games of the season...Started at weakside linebacker in Weeks 3 and 4 when James Anderson moved to strongside linebacker following a season-ending injury to Thomas Davis...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Forced a fumble by Buccaneers kick returner Sammie Stroughter to set up a touchdown.

2010
Played in nine games with two starts with Dallas and Carolina...Totaled 18 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed on defense to go along with nine tackles on special teams...Played in the Cowboys' first five games and was inactive for the next two before being waived (11/2)...Notched three tackles and six special teams stops...Claimed off waivers by the Panthers (11/3) and posted 15 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed in four games with two starts prior to suffering a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in practice (12/8) and being placed on injured reserve (12/14)...Added three special teams tackles...At Cleveland (11/28): Made first NFL start, opening at weakside linebacker...Responded with seven tackles...Forced and recovered a fumble on the same play, stripping the ball from tight end Evan Moore at the Panthers' two-yard line and picking up the loose ball to end a Browns scoring threat...At Seattle (12/5): Compiled a single-game career-high eight tackles...Broke up a pass by Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck pass that cornerback Captain Munnerlyn intercepted.

2009
Drafted in the third round (69th overall) by Dallas...Played in five games primarily on special teams, where he logged two tackles...Inactive for 11 games...Suffered a sprained left ankle during the preseason versus San Francisco (8/29), which caused him to miss the final preseason game and be inactive for the first three regular season games...At Denver (10/4): Made NFL debut.

COLLEGE
Played in 43 games with 35 starts at Western Illinois...Produced 289 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, an NCAA FCS-record 14 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception, 12 passes defensed and one blocked kick...Earned first-team All-Gateway Conference recognition as a junior in 2007 and senior in 2008 and honorable mention as a sophomore in 2006...Began career at strong safety before moving to weakside linebacker following redshirt freshman season of 2005.

PERSONAL
Attended DuSable HS in Chicago, Ill....Majored in exercise science at Western Illinois.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (12/2/14)...Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/17/14)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/16/13)...Released by Carolina (8/31/13)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (11/5/12)...Waived by Philadelphia (11/3/12)...Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (10/9/12)...Waived by Carolina (8/31/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (12/14/10)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (11/3/10)...Waived by Dallas (11/2/10)...Selected by Dallas in the third round (69th overall) of the NFL Draft (4/26/09).

GP/GS
Career (46/4) [1/0]; 2013 (11/0) [1/0]; 2012 (7/0); 2011 (14/2); 2010 (9/2); 2009 (5/0).

2013
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/16)...Played in 11 games...Did not record any defensive statistics...Notched five tackles and one blocked punt on special teams...Attended training camp with the Panthers and was released in the final roster cutdown (8/31)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Blocked a punt by Jets punter Ryan Quigley, setting the Panthers up in the red zone for a touchdown.

2012
Played in seven games and was inactive for three games with Philadelphia and Carolina...Tallied five special teams tackles...Attended training camp with the Panthers and was waived in the final roster cutdown (8/31)...Signed as a free agent by the Eagles (10/9) and played in two games before being waived (11/3)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (11/5) and notched five special teams tackles in five games...Inactive for three games.

2011
Played in 14 games with two starts for Carolina...Posted 21 tackles and one quarterback pressure...Led the Panthers with 15 tackles in addition to forcing one fumble on special teams...Inactive for the first two games of the season...Started at weakside linebacker in Weeks 3 and 4 when James Anderson moved to strongside linebacker following a season-ending injury to Thomas Davis...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Forced a fumble by Buccaneers kick returner Sammie Stroughter to set up a touchdown.

2010
Played in nine games with two starts with Dallas and Carolina...Totaled 18 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed on defense to go along with nine tackles on special teams...Played in the Cowboys' first five games and was inactive for the next two before being waived (11/2)...Notched three tackles and six special teams stops...Claimed off waivers by the Panthers (11/3) and posted 15 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed in four games with two starts prior to suffering a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in practice (12/8) and being placed on injured reserve (12/14)...Added three special teams tackles...At Cleveland (11/28): Made first NFL start, opening at weakside linebacker...Responded with seven tackles...Forced and recovered a fumble on the same play, stripping the ball from tight end Evan Moore at the Panthers' two-yard line and picking up the loose ball to end a Browns scoring threat...At Seattle (12/5): Compiled a single-game career-high eight tackles...Broke up a pass by Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck pass that cornerback Captain Munnerlyn intercepted.

2009
Drafted in the third round (69th overall) by Dallas...Played in five games primarily on special teams, where he logged two tackles...Inactive for 11 games...Suffered a sprained left ankle during the preseason versus San Francisco (8/29), which caused him to miss the final preseason game and be inactive for the first three regular season games...At Denver (10/4): Made NFL debut.

COLLEGE
Played in 43 games with 35 starts at Western Illinois...Produced 289 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, an NCAA FCS-record 14 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception, 12 passes defensed and one blocked kick...Earned first-team All-Gateway Conference recognition as a junior in 2007 and senior in 2008 and honorable mention as a sophomore in 2006...Began career at strong safety before moving to weakside linebacker following redshirt freshman season of 2005.

PERSONAL
Attended DuSable HS in Chicago, Ill....Majored in exercise science at Western Illinois.

 

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