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

Leonard Williams is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC.

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Leonard Williams

Age 26 years
Net Worth/ Salary N/A/ $14.2 million
Height/ Weight 6ft 5in/ 137 kg
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Leonard Williams Biography

Leonard Williams is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jets with the sixth pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

Leonard Williams Age

He was born on June 20, 1994, in  Florida. He is 26 years old.

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 a transfer infraction. He was ranked as the fifth-best strongside defensive end recruit in his class.

Leonard Williams Height

He stands at a height of 6ft 5in.

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 his married life, affair, girlfriend, and spouse until the present time but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Leonard Williams Daughter

Williams has a daughter named Leana.

Leonard Williams Jets

Williams was selected by the N.Y 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.

2015 season

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.

2016 season

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.

2017 season

Williams began all 16 games, in 2017, recording a career-low 47 tackles and two sacks.

2018 season

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 four year, $18,630,866 contract with the New York Jets, including an $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 Net Worth/ Salary

His estimated net worth is still under review but will be updated as soon as it is available. He earns a salary of about $14.2 million.

Leonard Williams Draft

Williams was selected as USC’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2014. It 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 5 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 Trade Jets

The New York Giants had 10 selections in the 2020 NFL Draft but should have had 11. They traded away their third-round pick (and a future pick) to the Jets last October in exchange for defensive lineman Leonard Williams.

So, who did the Jets select with the 68th overall pick?

Safety Ashtyn Davis of Cal, considered by many one of the top three-to-four players at his position and one that has been compared by scouts to the Minnesota Vikings’ Pro Bowler, Harrison Smith. So, who could the Giants have used that pick on had they kept it and simply signed Williams in free agency?

Wisconsin edge rusher/linebacker Zack Baun, Texas A&M defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, Temple center Matt Hennessy and Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones to name a few.

Instead, the Giants didn’t select in the third round until pick No. 99, a compensatory selection in which they used to take UConn offensive tackle, Matt Peart.

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

The 238th overall pick, obtained in a 2018 trade that sent cornerback Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints, was spent on another inside linebacker — South Carolina’s T.J. Brunson.

Leonard Williams College

Williams began 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.

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