After missing most of training camp, Williams was placed on Reserve/Injured (hamstring) prior to the start of the 2015 season. An experienced starter from Florida State University who developed into one of the nation’s top cover corners as a junior in 2014, Williams finished his college career with 123 tackles (82 solo), four interceptions and 18 passes defensed. He looks to rebound in 2016 and contribute to a defensive back group with a mixture of experience and youth.
NFL CAREER – After missing most of training camp, Williams was placed on Reserve/Injured (hamstring) prior to the start of the 2015 season. An experienced starter from Florida State University who developed into one of the nation’s top cover corners as a junior in 2014, Williams finished his college career with 123 tackles (82 solo), four interceptions and 18 passes defensed. He looks to rebound in 2016 and contribute to a defensive back group with a mixture of experience and youth.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on Reserve/Injured, 9/1/15; Signed to a four-year contract, 5/12/15; Selected by the Saints in the third round (78th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
2015 – Missed most of training camp and the entire regular season (hamstring).
COLLEGE – Started 24 of the 40 games in which he played at Florida State from 2012-14 before declaring for the NFL Draft following his junior year…Recorded 123 tackles (82 solo) with one sack, four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 18 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…As a junior in 2014, started all 13 games he played in, finishing with 74 tackles (52 solo), one sack, 6.5 tackles for loss, one interception, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Semifinalist for Thorpe Award, USA Today All-America second-team selection and a first-team All-ACC selection…As a sophomore in 2013, blossomed into one of the ACC’s best defensive backs, earning All-ACC honorable mention honors from conference media and coaches. Captured Defensive MVP honors in BCS National Championship Game vs. Auburn after making seven tackles, including a half-tackle for loss and interception on consecutive plays at the start of the fourth quarter when the Seminoles trailed 21-13. Pick of Auburn QB Nick Marshall provided a spark and led to an FSU TD. In 13 games with 11 starts, he recorded 35 tackles (21 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and seven passes defensed. A key member of the nation’s number one-ranked pass defense (156.6 ypg.) and third-ranked total defense (281.4 ypg.). FSU also led the nation in interceptions (26) and scoring defense (12.1 ppg.)…As a freshman, played in 14 games for FSU, posting 14 tackles and one pass defensed.
PERSONAL: Played S and WR for Vanguard (Ocala, Fla.) HS and was named school’s first-ever Under Armour All-American...Recorded 52 tackles as a senior and earned AP Class 6A All-State first-team honors as a defensive utility player...Played in Under Armour All-America game...Named Ocala Star-Banner first-team All-County, to the Super 75 by the Florida Times-Union and ranked number 52 on the Orlando Sentinel’s 2012 Florida Top 100...Has been clocked with sub 4.4 time in 40-yard dash...Earned All-County honors as a junior after logging 83 tackles and an interception as the Knights’ starting safety...Posted a county-best 33.8-yards-per-return average on kickoffs, including a school-record four touchdowns as a sophomore…Served as a speaker at the 2014 New Orleans Saints/NFL High School Coaches Forum.
Saints cornerback P.J. Williams met with media Monday, Sept. 12 and talked about his performance yesterday during his first NFL regular season game vs the Oakland Raiders (New Orleans Saints Video)
Saints cornerback P.J. Williams met with media Thursday, Sept. 9 and talked about his expectations for his first regular season football game this Sunday vs the Oakland Raiders inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (New Orleans Saints Video)
Saints defensive back PJ Williams speaks with media Monday, Aug. 29th and talked about his level of confidence after playing in his 3rd preseason game (Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon)
Saints cornerback P.J. Williams speaks with media following today's training camp practice and talked about his play during the Saints preseason game vs the Houston Texans (Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon)