Southern Missouri Brandon James Williams (born February 21, 1989) is an American football nose tackle for the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens (NFL). The Ravens selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He attended Missouri Southern University and played football there.
He started all 13 games at nose tackle for the Missouri Southern Mules in 2011 and 2012. He made 72 tackles (47 solo) with 7.5 sacks over those two seasons. He finished his college career with 144 tackles (94 solo) and 16 sacks.
Williams was considered one of the top free agent nose tackles available in 2013. He signed a three-year, $12 million contract with $3.5 million guaranteed on March 12, 2013. He was expected to compete with Terrence Cody for a starting job during training camp.
On September 10, 2013, it was announced that Williams had been suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. The suspension began on October 3, 2013, and ended on January 1, 2014.
During his suspension, former teammate and current Baltimore Raven Paul Kruger will be counted as a starter in the team's defense. When he returns, he will be eligible to come back as the starter at nose tackle. If not, they will try to get someone else in his place.
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He played college football for the Missouri Southern Lions from 2009 to 2010. During that time, he started eight of nine games at left guard and was part of a offensive line that allowed only seven sacks in 901 yards of offense. He returned for his final season in 2011 and started six of seven games at right guard before being dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons. After sitting out the 2012 season under NCAA rules, he declared for the 2013 NFL Draft.
In 2009, as a freshman, Williams started all 13 games at left guard and was part of an offensive line that helped Kansas State rank second in the nation in scoring (44.4 points per game) and third in total offense (542.3 ypg). The Wildcats' 542 rushing attempts were most in school history.
Prior to joining the Missouri Southern Lions, Williams played two seasons (2007-08) at Bogan High School in Bogart, Georgia. As a junior, he started 12 games at left tackle and was named first-team All-Region by the Associated Press.
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Williams first played college football at Florida State University where he earned All-American honors. The Baltimore Ravens selected him with their first pick (seventh overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He is expected to contribute as a three-technique defensive end.
He signed a four-year, $21 million contract with $11.5 million guaranteed after winning the Ray Lewis Award, given to the best defensive player in college football.
During his career at Florida State, Williams recorded 55 tackles and nine sacks. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with their first pick (seventh overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft.
After one season with the Ravens, he joined the New York Jets as a free agent. After one season with the Jets, he returned to the Baltimore Ravens on March 15, 2016. He won the Super Bowl following the 2015 season when his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, defeated his current team, the Baltimore Ravens.
In 2017, Williams started all 16 games and recorded 51 tackles and six sacks.
Player statistics are available on NFL.com. Trent Williams (born July 19, 1988) is an American football offensive lineman for the National Football League's Washington Redskins (NFL). He was an All-American in collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma. The Redskins selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Williams played high school football for Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended Norman North High School in Dallas, Texas, before moving to Las Vegas to join his college coach, Bob Stoops, at the University of Oklahoma. There he became a three-year starter at left tackle for the Sooners before being drafted by the Redskins.
In 2009, Williams started all 13 games at left tackle for the Sooners and helped former Heisman Trophy winner Jason White lead the nation in rushing with 2,097 yards. He was also named first-team All-America by the Associated Press and second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Foundation. The following year, he started 12 games at left tackle for the undefeated Sooners before missing one game due to injury. He again helped former Heisman Trophy winner Jason White run for 1,929 yards and receive national honors as a senior.
After graduating from Oklahoma in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, Williams entered the 2011 NFL Draft.