Overview
Brandon Williams is a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, who selected him with the 120th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Williams attended Texas Tech, where he was a first team All-Big 12 selection in 2008. After his junior season, Williams chose to forgo his final year of eligibility with the Red Raiders and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Williams is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 246 pounds.
Prep Career
Williams played football at South Hills High School in Fort Worth, TX, where he recorded 102 tackles and 11.0 sacks as a senior. He was offered scholarships by Arkansas, Colorado and Iowa State among others, but chose to sign with Texas Tech.
College Career
Seeing most of his action on special teams and in passing situations, Williams recorded 16 total tackles and 3.5 sacks as a freshman. He got off to a slow start in his sophomore season, but when Ruffin McNeill was installed as Texas Tech's interim defensive coordinator, Williams heated up. He finished the season with 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks, with all but one of his sacks coming in the final nine games of the season. He was a second team All-Big 12 selection. Williams moved up to first team All-Big 12 as a senior, recording 13.0 sacks, one shy of the Texas Tech single-season record. He had four games with 2.0 sacks, including Texas Tech's loss to Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl. His 13.0 sacks led the Big 12 Conference, 1.5 ahead of Texas's Brian Orakpo.
NFL Career
Williams was selected in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Before the 2009 season, Williams signed a four-year contract with Dallas. Williams suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 1, 2009, forcing him to miss the entire 2009 season.
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