NFL CAREER – Selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida State, P.J. Williams has appeared in 78 regular season games with 30 starts, posting career totals of 227 tackles (182 solo), four sacks for a loss of 27 yards, eight interception returns for 168 yards with two touchdowns, 31 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five special teams tackles, seamlessly shifting between roles at cornerback, safety and on the team's coverage units. In seven postseason contests with two starts, he has added 16 tackles (13 solo), six passes defensed and one coverage stop. In 2021, he appeared in 16 games with five starts, posting 42 tackles (36 solo), a career-best three interceptions, five passes defensed, and one forced fumble.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms on a one-year contract, 4/4/22; Agreed to terms on a one-year contract, 3/18/21; Agreed to terms on a one-year contract, 4/2/20; Agreed to terms on a one-year contract, 4/2/19; Placed on reserve/injured, 9/21/16; Placed on reserve/injured, 9/1/15; Signed to a four-year contract, 5/12/15; Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the third round (78th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
HONORS – 2018: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week Eight).
2021 - Appeared in 16 games with five starts, posting 42 tackles (36 solo), a career-best three interception returns for a career-high 86 yards with one touchdown, five passes defensed, and a forced fumble…Vs. Green Bay, Sept. 12, recorded a solo tackle and a pass defended in the 38-3 win…At Carolina, Sept. 19, started at nickel corner and recorded three tackles (two solo)…At New England, Sept. 26, recorded three tackles (two solo), his first interception of the season, a career-long 46-yard return, and one pass defense…At Washington, Oct. 10, caught his second interception of the year in the fourth quarter, leading to a touchdown and had one pass defended…Vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 31, in fourth quarter, picked off Buccaneers QB Tom Brady and returned it 40 yards for a TD, which clinched the Saints victory and was his third pick of 2021, his second career interception returned for a touchdown…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 7, recorded three tackles (two solo) and defended a pass…At Tennessee, Nov. 14, played at nickel corner, safety, and on special teams, recording four tackles (three solo)…Vs. Dallas, Dec. 2, rotated at nickel corner and on special teams, recording a team-high eight solo tackles, which also tied a career high, along with a sack…At Tampa Bay, Dec. 19, rotated in at nickel corner and recorded three solo tackles in New Orleans' 9-0 shutout win…Vs. Miami, Dec. 27, started at SS and finished the contest with three solo tackles…Vs. Carolina, 1/2/22, started at FS in place of Marcus Williams and finished with three tackles (two solo), a sack and forced a fumble. Left the game (ankle) in the second quarter…At Atlanta, 1/9/22, inactive due to an ankle injury. 2020 – Appeared in 15 games with three starts posting 37 tackles (29 solo), a club-best two fumble recoveries, one interception, two passes defensed and three special teams stops… At Las Vegas, Sept. 21, recorded six tackles (four solo), first career fumble recovery and one coverage stop…At Tampa Bay, Nov. 8, played on both defense and one special teams and recorded a season-high five tackles (three solo)…Vs. San Francisco, Nov. 15, played on defense and special teams and made two solo tackles…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22, played on defense and special teams and made three solo tackles…At Atlanta, Dec. 6, played on both defense and on special teams, recording two solo tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery…At Philadelphia, Dec. 13, played on both defense and special teams, recording a solo tackle…Vs. Kansas City, Dec. 20, played on defense and special teams, recording three tackles (one solo)…Vs. Minnesota, Dec. 25, started at free safety in place of an injured Marcus Williams and recorded four tackles (three solo)…At Carolina, 1/3/21, started at FS and recorded first interception of season, picking off Panthers QB PJ Walker with 4:22 left in game. Finished second on team with five tackles (four solo), a pass defense, and the interception…In NFC Wild Card playoff win vs. Chicago, 1/10/21, played on defense and special teams, recording a pass defense and a coverage stop. 2019 – Played in 14 regular season games with eight starts and posted 42 tackles (34 solo), a sack, an interception, four passes defensed and a special teams stop…Posted a pass defense in NFC Wild Card playoff loss vs. Minnesota, 1/5/20….Posted a season-high seven tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 6…Following an in-game injury to Marcus Williams, moved to free safety at Tennessee, Dec. 22, posting one solo tackle…Started at FS and posted three solo tackles at Carolina, Dec. 29. 2018 – Played in 15 regular season games with seven starts and posted a career-high 53 tackles (44 solo), one sack for a ten-yard loss, a 45-yard interception return for a TD, nine passes defensed to tie a career-high and his first two career forced fumbles…Opened both playoff contests and posted 11 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defensed….Posted season-high seven tackles (five solo) and a forced fumble at N.Y. Giants, Sept. 30…With his 45-yard pick brought back for a score in the club's 30-20 win over Minnesota to go with six tackles (four solo), Oct. 28, selected as NFC Defensive Player of the Week…Started and tied a career-high with three passes defensed in a six-tackle (five solo) effort vs. L.A. Rams, Nov. 4…Posted six tackles (five solo), one sack for a ten-yard loss, one pass defensed and one forced fumble on Thanksgiving night vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22. 2017 – Played in all 16 regular season games for the first time in career and opened six. Recorded 47 tackles (34 solo), nine passes defensed and two interceptions. In two postseason contests, made five tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed…In opener at Minnesota, Sept. 11, started and finished with eight tackles (four solo)…Vs. New England, Sept. 7, started and finished with career-high ten tackles (career-high eight solo) and one pass defensed…At Carolina, Sept. 24, started and had three tackles (two solo), first career pick in the second quarter and a pass defensed…Vs. Washington, Nov. 19, posted eight tackles (five solo)…At L.A. Rams, Nov. 26, started in Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley's absence and had three solo tackles, an interception and a career-high three passes defensed…Vs. Carolina, Dec. 3, started at RCB in substitute for Lattimore and had four solo tackles…At Atlanta, Dec. 7, saw action as third CB and posted two solo tackles and a pass defensed…At Tampa Bay, Dec. 31, started in a multiple-DB formation and posted four solo tackles and one pass defensed. 2016 – Started the first two contests and recorded six tackles (five solo) and two passes defensed before being sidelined for season's last 15 weeks following a concussion suffered at N.Y. Giants, Sept. 18. 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 after his junior year…Recorded 123 tackles (82 solo) with one sack, four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 18 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a 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 a 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 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 fourth quarter when the Seminoles trailed 21-13. Pick of Auburn QB Nick Marshall provided a spark and led to a TD. In 13 games with 11 starts, recorded 35 tackles (21 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and seven passes defensed. Key member of nation's top-ranked pass defense (156.6 ypg.) and third-ranked defense (281.4 ypg.). FSU also led nation in interceptions (26) and scoring defense (12.1 ppg.)…As freshman, played in 14 games, posting 14 tackles and a 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 Associated Press 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 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 2015 Saints/NFL High School Coaches Forum...Hosts annual football camp in his hometown…In 2022, instructed at the Kenny Shaw RAW football camp in Orlando, hosted by his former college teammate