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Leonard Williams Biography
Leonard Williams is a prominent American football player known for his role as a defensive end with the New York Jets in the National Football League (NFL). He entered the NFL when he was selected by the Jets as the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Prior to his professional career, Leonard Williams made a name for himself in college football by playing for the University of Southern California (USC). His talent and contributions to the game have solidified his position as a notable figure in the world of American football.
Leonard Williams Age
Williams was born on June 20, 1994. As of 2019, he is 25 years old.
Leonard Williams Salary And Net Worth
Williams earns a base salary of $14,200,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,200,000 and a dead cap value of $14,200,000.
Leonard Williams Height And Weight
Williams has a height of 6 ft and 5 inches (1.96m) and a weight of 302 lbs (137kg).
Leonard Williams Wife
Williams is in a relationship but he has kept his personal life private and out of the spotlight. He usually doesn’t talk about his private life in the media and public.
Williams has not clarified about his married life, affair, girlfriend, and spouse until the present time.
Leonard Williams Education
Williams attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach Florida. While he was there he was a two-spot athlete in football and track.
Leonard had 103 tackles and 10.5 sacks helping Mainland to reach the FHSAA 6A state semi-finals. However, they lost to Miami Central 7-17.
The loss was overturned in August 2912 as Miami Central forfeited its entire season due to transfer infraction. He was ranked as the fifth-best strongside defensive end recruit in his class.
Leonard Williams Daughter
He has a daughter named Leana.
Leonard Williams Stats
Leonard Williams Jets
Williams was selected by the New York Jets sixth overall in the first round of the 2015 draft. Leonard was the highest selected USC defensive lineman since Darrell Russell in 1997. He signed a four-year, $18.6 million contract on May 8, 2015.
Williams made his professional debut on August 11, 2015, in the first preseason game against the Detroit Lions without recording a stat. In Preseason Game 2 against the Atlanta Falcons on August 21, 2015, Williams made 4 tackles, including a sack on T. J. Yates in the endzone for a safety.
During Preseason Game 3 against the interleague-rival New York Giants on August 29, 2015, Williams left the game with an apparent knee injury. X-rays and MRIs were both negative, revealing no ligament damage.
Leonard had his jersey number switched to #92 from #62 on September 7, 2015. On his regular-season debut against the Cleveland Browns on September 13, 2015, Williams made a total of 5 tackles.
On December 6, 2015, Williams recorded his first full Quarterback sack in a Giants-Jets rivalry game. In 16 games of his rookie year in 2015, Williams made 63 tackles with 3 sacks.
Opening the season against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 11, 2016, Williams had 2.5 sacks for his first career multi-sack game. The Jets combined for 6 sacks, but still lost 22-23.
He had a total of 7 sacks on the season, and as recognition for his great play, he was selected as a first-team alternate for the 2017 Pro Bowl.
Williams started all 16 games, in 2017, recording a career-low 47 tackles and two sacks.
On April 11, 2018, the Jets picked up the fifth-year option on Williams’ contract.
During Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers, Williams was disqualified for the first time in his NFL career after throwing a punch on Bryan Bulaga. This was one of 16 penalties as the Jets lost the game 38-44 in overtime. On December 29, Williams was fined $43,449, which also included a hit on Aaron Rodgers
Leonard Williams Contract
Williams signed a 4 year, $18,630,866 contract with the New York Jets, including a $11,809,721 signing bonus, $18,630,866 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,657,717. In 2019, Leornard will earn a base salary of $14,200,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,200,000 and a dead cap value of $14,200,000.
Leonard Williams Draft
In 2014, Williams was selected as USC’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Lineman of the Year. Also was first-team All-Pac-12 selection. Leonard was a finalist for the Hendricks Award and a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award, Bednarik Award, and Lott IMPACT Trophy.
He was one of five captains selected by teammates prior to the 2014 season. He had 80 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, one interception and forced three fumbles during the 2014 season. Williams sat out the 2014 spring practice while recovering from a 2013 shoulder injury.
Williams was the starter at the defensive end in 2013, and he was named USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year, despite being bothered during the year with a shoulder injury. In 2012, Williams played in all 13 games, starting nine at defensive tackle and was named Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.
Some of his artwork was displayed at the 2013 and 2014 “Athletics” on-campus exhibits that featured the works of USC student-athletes. As a senior in high school, his honors included Super Prep All-American and Prep Star All-American.
Leonard Williams College
Williams started 13 games at defensive tackle as a freshman in 2012. Leonard recorded 64 tackles, eight sacks, and an interception.
Leonard was named the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the year. In 2013, Williams was moved from tackle to defensive end. When Williams recorded 74 tackles and six sacks, he was named a first-team All-Pac-12.
Leonard recorded 80 tackles and seven sacks as a junior. He was named Team MVP, first-team All-Pac-12 and also was an All- American by the American Football Coaches Association(AFCA), and ESPN. When he completed his junior season, Leonard announced that he would forgo his senior year and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.