Greedy Williams

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Greedy Williams
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Williams in 2019
No. 26 – Cleveland Browns
Personal information
Born: (1997-12-03) December 3, 1997 (age 21)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport, Louisiana)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2017, 2018)
  • Consensus All-American (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2019
Total tackles:5
Pass deflections:0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Andraez "Greedy" Williams (born December 3, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU) and was drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

At Calvary Baptist Academy, Williams was able to win consecutive state titles, with quarterback Shea Patterson.[1]

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year, Williams earned a starting spot after junior Kevin Toliver II was suspended. After Toliver came back from suspension, Williams kept his spot throughout the season.[2] As a freshman, Williams led the SEC in interceptions and passes defended.[3] As a result, he was selected to the All-SEC first-team. He became only the second LSU freshman to make the All-SEC team since 1986 (the other being Brad Wing in 2011).[4] On December 2, 2018, Williams announced that he would forgo his remaining two years of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

College statistics[edit]

LSU Tigers
Year Class Position GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Total Loss Sack Int Yards Avg TD PD FR Yards TD FF
2016 Freshman CB Redshirt Redshirted
2017 Redshirt Freshman CB 13 26 12 38 1.5 0.0 6 32 5.3 0 10 0 0 0 0
2018 Redshirt Sophomore CB 11 23 10 33 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 9 0 0 0 0

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 1 78 in
(1.88 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.37 s
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Williams was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (46th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Williams was nicknamed "Greedy" by his aunt, who called him "Greedy-Deedee" after babysitting him as an infant. His mother later took out the Deedee, and Williams adopted the name. In 2015, he told USA Today "I love [the nickname]. They say it’s a great DB name. It helps to be greedy as a defensive back."[1]


  1. ^ a b Halley, Jim (July 8, 2015). "The Opening: LSU commit Greedy Williams has formula for success -- and great nickname". USA Today. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Suss, Nick (September 12, 2017). "Being Greedy: CB Greedy Williams solidifies spot as starter on LSU defense". Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Suss, Nick (November 29, 2017). "Putting LSU CB Greedy Williams' unprecedented freshman season in context". Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Ross Dellenger (December 4, 2017). "LSU lands six players on AP All-SEC teams, including first-team freshman Greedy Williams". The Advocate. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Newport, Kyle. "Greedy Williams Declares for 2019 NFL Draft, Will Leave LSU". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Combine Player Profiles – Greedy Williams". National Football League. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 26, 2019). "Browns trade up to grab cornerback Greedy Williams".

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