Williams, Aaron

udut11 a williamsCards: Upper Deck 2011, UT Upper Deck 2011
Acquired: 2/16/2013, Longhorn Neighborhood Foundation Bowling Tournament

The #4 rated cornerback prospect coming into the draft, Aaron Williams was the 2nd round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2011. Posting pretty solid numbers, Williams ran a 4.4 40 on his Pro Day, and finished his rookie season with 32 tackles, 5 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble, and 1 pick in 6 starts. In 2012 Williams had 10 starts and notched 32 more tackles, and 7 pass defensed.

The mercurial Williams went to school locallyud11 awilliams in Austin, and then to the University of Texas in 2008. UT is frequently known in circles as ‘DB U’ because it produces more defensive backs that are NFL ready than nearly any other school in the nation. He appeared in 37 games for the Longhorns, including 23 starts at CB. Williams was also an outstanding special teams player, known for his knack to block and return kicks. Williams recorded 106 tackles, 12 TFL, 3 sacks, 4 picks, 6 forced fumbles, and 5 blocked punts during his time at UT. He declared after his Junior season for the NFL.

Williams, along with Keenan Robinson, and James Kirkendoll all sat at a table with me and ate lunch. I did not realize who each was (outside of J-Kirk), but later got their autographs on their respective cards. I had an extra that I let Chuck from the Zone get autographed for himself since he went to High School with Williams. Aaron is a skilled bowler and was tearing up the lanes at Highland during the LNF Bowling Tournament.