Leonard Williams Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Jets, Stats, Net Worth

Leonard Williams
Leonard Williams
Leonard Williams

Leonard Williams Biography

Leonard Williams is a defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He plays for the New York franchise (NFL). The New York Jets selected him with the sixth overall choice in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2015. His college football career was spent at USC.

Leonard Williams Age

He was born on June 20, 1994, in  Florida. He is 28 years old.

Leonard Williams Education

Williams received his high school education at Mainland High School, which was located in Daytona Beach, Florida. While he was there, he competed in football and track & field. He was a two-sport athlete. Mainland High School was able to advance to the semi-finals of the FHSAA 6A state championship because of Leonard’s 103 tackles and 10.5 sacks. However, they were defeated by Miami Central by a score of 7-17. As a result of an infringement involving transfers, the loss was overturned in August of 2012, and Miami Central was forced to start the season over. He was regarded as the class of 2019’s fifth-best strongside defensive end recruit overall.

Leonard Williams Height

He stands at a height of 6ft 5in.

Leonard Williams Wife

Williams is married to Sarah. More information will be updated as soon as it is made available to the public.

Leonard Williams Daughter

Williams has a daughter named Leana.

Leonard Williams Jets

Williams was the sixth player overall to be chosen in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Since Darrell Russell in 1997, Leonard is the USC defensive lineman who was taken higher than any other player in the draft. On May 8, 2015, he put his name on a contract worth a total of $18.6 million over the course of four years.

2015 season:

Williams played his first game for a professional team on August 11, 2015, against the Detroit Lions in the first preseason game. He did not record any statistics in this game. Williams had four tackles and a sack on T. J. Yates in the end zone for safety during the second preseason game the Carolina Panthers played against the Atlanta Falcons on August 21, 2015.

Williams exited the third preseason game of the 2015 season, which was played on August 29 against the New York Giants, a rival team in a different league. Williams appeared to have injured his knee. Both the X-rays and the MRIs came back negative, indicating that there was no injury to the ligaments.

On September 7, 2015, Leonard’s previous number, 62, was replaced with the number 92 on his jersey. Williams earned a total of five tackles in his first game of the regular season, which took place on September 13, 2015, against the Cleveland Browns. In the game between the Giants and the Jets that took place on December 6, 2015, Williams recorded his first full sack of a quarterback. Williams played in all 16 games of his first season in 2015 and finished with 63 tackles and 3 sacks.

The 2016 season:

Williams recorded his first career multi-sack game on September 11, 2016, when the Bengals of Cincinnati were the opponent for the first game of the 2016 season. Williams recorded 2.5 sacks. Despite recording a total of six sacks, the Jets were defeated 22-23. He finished the year with a total of seven quarterback sacks, and as a result of his outstanding performance, he was chosen as a first-team alternate for the Pro Bowl that will be played in 2017.

Season of 2017:

Williams played in all 16 games in 2017, recording a career-low 47 tackles and two sacks. However, Williams did start all of those games.

The 2018 season:

The fifth-year option on Williams’ contract was exercised by the Jets on April 11, 2018, marking the date of the transaction. Williams was ejected from the game for the first time in his career after throwing a punch on Bryan Bulaga during the 16th week of the NFL season. The game was played against the Green Bay Packers. The Jets ended up losing the game 38–44 in overtime, and this was one of their 16 penalties. Williams received a fine of $43,449 on December 29 for his hit on Aaron Rodgers, which was also featured in the incident.

Leonard Williams Contract

Williams agreed to terms with the New York Jets that included a signing bonus of $11,809,721, a total guaranteed compensation package of $18,630,866, and an annual salary of $4,657,717 on average over the course of the contract’s four years. In 2019, Leornard will get a base salary of $14,200,000, while also having a cap hit of $14,200,000 and a dead cap value of $14,200,000. In total, his total compensation for the year will be $14,200,000.

Leonard Williams Draft

In 2014, Williams was honored with the Most Valuable Player award at USC and was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year. In addition to that, it was chosen for the first team All-Pac-12. Leonard was nominated for the Hendricks Award as well as the Lombardi Award, the Bednarik Award, and the Lott IMPACT Trophy. He was a finalist for the Hendricks Award.

Before the start of the 2014 season, his teammates voted him into one of five available captain positions. During the 2014 season, he finished with 80 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, one interception, and he was responsible for forcing three turnovers. Williams was unable to participate in the 2014 spring practice because he was still healing from a shoulder injury sustained in 2013.

In 2013, Williams was the starting defensive end, and he was voted USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. This accomplishment came despite the fact that Williams battled a shoulder injury over the course of the season. Williams participated in all 13 games for the Trojans in 2012, starting nine of those games as a defensive lineman. He was honored as the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.

At the “Athletics” on-campus shows that were held in 2013 and 2014 at USC, which exhibited the works of USC student-athletes, some of his artwork was featured in both years. Both the Super Prep All-American and the Prep Star All-American awards were bestowed upon him during his final year of high school.

Leonard Williams Trade Jets

When it came to the NFL Draft in 2020, the New York Giants had 10 selections, but they really should have had 11. In October of last year, they made a deal with the Jets to acquire defensive tackle Leonard Williams in return for their third-round pick as well as a future selection.

Who was it that the Jets chose with the 68th overall pick?

Safety Ashtyn Davis, a player for the University of California, is one of the top three or four players at his position and has been likened by scouts to Harrison Smith, a Pro Bowler for the Minnesota Vikings. Davis is considered one of the top performers in his position. If the Giants had preserved that pick instead of signing Williams in free agency, what other player(s) might they have been able to select?

To mention a few, there is Zack Baun, an edge rusher and linebacker for Wisconsin, Justin Madubuike, a defensive tackle for Texas A&M, Matt Hennessy, a center for Temple, and Josh Jones, an offensive tackle for Houston.

Instead, the Giants didn’t make their first selection in the third round until pick number 99, which was a compensatory pick that they used to take an offensive tackle, Matt Peart, from the University of Connecticut.

The Giants had four picks in the seventh round, two of which were compensatory selections (numbers 247 and 255) which they used to choose cornerback Chris Williamson from Minnesota and linebacker Tae Crowder from Georgia.

T.J. Brunson of South Carolina was selected with the 238th overall pick, which was obtained in a deal in 2018 that involved the cornerback Eli Apple being transferred to the New Orleans Saints. Brunson is also an inside linebacker.

Leonard Williams College

As a freshman in 2012, Williams started all 13 games he played as a defensive tackle. A total of 64 tackles, eight sacks, and an interception were recorded by Leonard. The Pac-12 Conference’s Defensive Freshman of the Year award went to Leonard. In 2013, Williams was shifted from tackle to defensive end after previously holding the tackle position. As a result of Williams’s 74 tackles and six sacks, he was selected to the first team of All-Pac-12 players.

As a junior, Leonard had a total of 80 tackles and seven sacks to his name. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and ESPN both recognized him as an All-American after he was selected Most Valuable Player of the Team and made the first team for All-Pac-12. Following the conclusion of his junior campaign, Leonard made the decision to skip his final year of college football and instead enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Leonard Williams Net Worth/ Salary

His estimated net worth ranges between $1 million – $ 3 million.