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Jafar Williams
Jafar Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
St. Mary's College High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230

Position:
OLB

Birthdate:
12/27/1979

Experience:
3V

Washington: Veteran linebacker returns to his outside position at full strength after recovering from shoulder surgery ... solid tackler who has good coverage skills. 2001: Missed the 2001 season while rehabilitating ankle and knee injuries ... prior to 2001, had missed only one game in three years. 2000: Started eight of 11 games for the second straight season ... missed California game with an injury, the only game Williams has missed in his three-year career ... also did not start against UCLA and Washington State, when Washington opened in a nickel package ... finished with 21 tackles, including two for loss ... had best game tackling against Oregon, making a career-high seven stops, including five solo ... brought down Oregon’s Joey Harrington for first career sack ... recipient of the Coaches’ Award, for outstanding contribution to the team, at the annual postseason banquet. 1999: Appeared in all 11 regular-season games and started every contest except for the Oregon State game when the Huskies opened with a nickel package … finished the season with 28 tackles .. added a pair of tackles for loss … best game was six tackles against Arizona State ... had two tackles vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl. 1998: One of eight true freshmen to play during the season ... backup at weakside linebacker ... one of two defensive players to play in every quarter during the season, most on special teams ... made 10 tackles during the season ... had one tackle vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl.

High School and Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1979 ... a two-way starter as a linebacker and wide receiver in high school ... named his team’s MVP in 1997 ... an all-conference pick as both a linebacker and wide receiver at St. Mary’s as a senior ... standout performer on track squad ... top 100-meter time is 10.7 ... coached in high school by Dan Shaughnesse ... studying psychology and sociology.

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