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Thomas Williams
LB #56
Height:
6-1
Weight:
240
College:
USC
Hometown:
Vacaville, Calif.
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 15 14 12 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 CAR 7 13 11 2 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 6 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with an injured neck by Carolina (11/8/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (1/1/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (12/15/10)...Waived by Buffalo (12/11/10)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Buffalo (11/27/10)...Signed to practice squad by Buffalo (10/12/10)...Waived by New England (9/4/10)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by New England (1/6/10)...Signed to practice squad by New England (11/10/09)...Terminated from practice squad by Seattle (9/29/09)...Signed to practice squad by Seattle (9/8/09)...Waived by Jacksonville (9/5/09)...Selected in the fifth round (155th overall) of the NFL Draft by Jacksonville (4/27/08).

GP/GS
Career (15/2) [0/0]; 2011 (7/2); 2010 (2/0); 2009 (0/0) [0/0]; 2008 (6/0).

2011
Played in seven games with two starts at middle linebacker and was inactive for one game for Carolina...Suffered a neck injury versus Minnesota (10/30) and was placed on injured reserve (11/8)...Recorded 11 tackles and four passes defensed...Added one special teams tackle...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Knocked down Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert's pass deep over the middle in Panthers territory on the last play of the game to seal the victory...At Atlanta (10/16): Made first NFL start at middle linebacker in place of an injured Omar Gaither...Vs. Washington (10/23): Started at middle linebacker when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense.

2010
Played in two games for Buffalo and Carolina in addition to spending time on their practice squads...Attended training camp with New England and was waived by the Patriots in the final roster cutdown (9/4)...Spent five games on the Bills' practice squad until being promoted to the active roster (11/27)...Saw action versus Pittsburgh (11/28) and at Minnesota (12/5) prior to being waived (12/11)...Signed to the Panthers' practice squad (12/15) and later added to the active roster (1/1)...Inactive for the regular season finale at Atlanta (1/2). 

2009
Appeared on New England's 53-man roster and practice squad...Went to training camp with Jacksonville and was waived in the final roster cutdown (9/5)...Joined Seattle's practice squad for three games before being terminated from the unit (9/29)...Signed to the Patriots' practice squad (11/10) and added to the active roster when wide receiver Wes Welker was placed on injured reserve (1/6)...Inactive for the AFC Wild Card Playoff versus Baltimore (1/10).

2008
Drafted in the fifth round (155th overall) by Jacksonville...Played in six games and was inactive for 10 games...Registered three tackles and one forced fumble on special teams...At Tennessee (9/7): Made NFL debut...Vs. Houston (9/28): Recovered a pooch kick at the end of regulation to force overtime...At Detroit (11/9): Caused a fumble by Lions kickoff returner Brandon Middleton.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 14 starts at Southern California...Lined up at all three linebacker positions and fullback...Tallied 117 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions...Did not have any rushing attempts...2007 (Sr.): All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention...Played in 13 games with four starts at linebacker...Compiled 56 tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one interception...2006 (Jr.): Began year at linebacker but moved to fullback at midseason...Played in 13 games with two starts...Logged 18 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception...2005 (So.): Played in 10 games with eight starts, making six starts at strongside linebacker and two at inside linebacker...Notched 29 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception...2004 (Fr.): Played in 13 games...Posted 14 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack...2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Vacaville (Calif.) HS...Majored in sociology at Southern California.

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with an injured neck by Carolina (11/8/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (1/1/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (12/15/10)...Waived by Buffalo (12/11/10)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Buffalo (11/27/10)...Signed to practice squad by Buffalo (10/12/10)...Waived by New England (9/4/10)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by New England (1/6/10)...Signed to practice squad by New England (11/10/09)...Terminated from practice squad by Seattle (9/29/09)...Signed to practice squad by Seattle (9/8/09)...Waived by Jacksonville (9/5/09)...Selected in the fifth round (155th overall) of the NFL Draft by Jacksonville (4/27/08).

GP/GS
Career (15/2) [0/0]; 2011 (7/2); 2010 (2/0); 2009 (0/0) [0/0]; 2008 (6/0).

2011
Played in seven games with two starts at middle linebacker and was inactive for one game for Carolina...Suffered a neck injury versus Minnesota (10/30) and was placed on injured reserve (11/8)...Recorded 11 tackles and four passes defensed...Added one special teams tackle...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Knocked down Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert's pass deep over the middle in Panthers territory on the last play of the game to seal the victory...At Atlanta (10/16): Made first NFL start at middle linebacker in place of an injured Omar Gaither...Vs. Washington (10/23): Started at middle linebacker when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense.

2010
Played in two games for Buffalo and Carolina in addition to spending time on their practice squads...Attended training camp with New England and was waived by the Patriots in the final roster cutdown (9/4)...Spent five games on the Bills' practice squad until being promoted to the active roster (11/27)...Saw action versus Pittsburgh (11/28) and at Minnesota (12/5) prior to being waived (12/11)...Signed to the Panthers' practice squad (12/15) and later added to the active roster (1/1)...Inactive for the regular season finale at Atlanta (1/2). 

2009
Appeared on New England's 53-man roster and practice squad...Went to training camp with Jacksonville and was waived in the final roster cutdown (9/5)...Joined Seattle's practice squad for three games before being terminated from the unit (9/29)...Signed to the Patriots' practice squad (11/10) and added to the active roster when wide receiver Wes Welker was placed on injured reserve (1/6)...Inactive for the AFC Wild Card Playoff versus Baltimore (1/10).

2008
Drafted in the fifth round (155th overall) by Jacksonville...Played in six games and was inactive for 10 games...Registered three tackles and one forced fumble on special teams...At Tennessee (9/7): Made NFL debut...Vs. Houston (9/28): Recovered a pooch kick at the end of regulation to force overtime...At Detroit (11/9): Caused a fumble by Lions kickoff returner Brandon Middleton.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 14 starts at Southern California...Lined up at all three linebacker positions and fullback...Tallied 117 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions...Did not have any rushing attempts...2007 (Sr.): All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention...Played in 13 games with four starts at linebacker...Compiled 56 tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one interception...2006 (Jr.): Began year at linebacker but moved to fullback at midseason...Played in 13 games with two starts...Logged 18 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception...2005 (So.): Played in 10 games with eight starts, making six starts at strongside linebacker and two at inside linebacker...Notched 29 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception...2004 (Fr.): Played in 13 games...Posted 14 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack...2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Vacaville (Calif.) HS...Majored in sociology at Southern California.

 

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