William Middleton is a defensive back for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Middleton was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2009, after spending four seasons at Furman. Middleton is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 186 pounds.
Prep Career
Middleton played at Marist High School in Atlanta, where he saw time at cornerback, wide receiver and on kick returns. During his career, he recorded 10 interceptions and returned two kicks for touchdowns. Middleton also set a school record with a 103-yard interception return touchdown, earning all-region honors during his team's 2003 state championship season.
College Career
Middleton redshirted in 2004 and spent most of his time in 2005 as a return specialist. In 2006, Middleton took over the starting cornerback job for Furman, helping the team reach the FCS playoffs for the third straight season. In 2007, Middleton recorded 53 total tackles and three interceptions while starting all 11 games.

Middleton's breakout season came as a senior in 2008. He was named a team captain before the season and lived up to the honor, recording 95 total tackles (9.0 for loss), 5.0 sacks and four interceptions. He was an FCS All-America selection and earned team MVP honors, finishing his career with seven interceptions and 19 pass deflections.
NFL Career
Middleton was selected in the 5th round (138th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He signed a contract prior to the 2009 season, but was cut at the end of the preseason.

On Sept. 21, 2009, Middleton was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.