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James Williams
#55 | Linebacker | Demons Roster

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Through 2001 Regular Season
Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
Regular 43 39 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Position: LB
How Acquired: FA-00
Last Team: Cleveland (NFL)
College: North Carolina ’97
NFL Games/Starts: 131/26

Career: One of the veteran NFL players who believe in XFL and give the new league a large dose of credibility …. Dressed down for 137 games since hearing his name announced during the 1990 NFL draft and lends that experience to Demons’ linebackers …. Championed same cause as San Francisco Coach Jim Skipper when both were in New Orleans, starting ever game for four straight years …. Owns Mississippi State record for career tackles …. Went in the sixth round of the draft, the 158th player selected, to Saints …. Second tour of duty in San Francisco, adorning the 49ers’ roster in 1997-98. 1999: For second time in career, snatched by Cleveland in the NFL expansion draft in February and performed on special teams and as a back-up linebacker …. Recovered two fumbles, one on defense and the other on special teams and had an overall total of 30 tackles, including 17 defensively …. Accounted for one of two Browns’ takeaways on kicking plays. 1996-98: Saw action for Amsterdam of the World League during the summer of 1996, then signed with San Francisco and saw action in 31 of 32 regular season games, largely on special teams, and was active for two 49ers’ playoff contests …. Had career-best four tackles on special teams at New Orleans in 1997, matching that total the next week at Atlanta. 1995: Experienced the expansion rigors earlier in career at Jacksonville, starting six times in 12 games for the first-year Jaguars and producing a pair of pass interceptions and 65 total tackles …. Racked up a career-high 15 tackles and forced a fumble at Houston in season opener. 1990-94: Started 20 of 78 games over five seasons with New Orleans and recorded career-high 75 tackles for the 1994 season …. Earned NFC defensive player of the week election after scoring only NFL touchdown with 33-yard interception return against New York Giants in ‘94.

College: Capped collegiate career with school-record 448 tackles …. Earned honorable mention all-America recognition following junior season …. Posted all-time best total of 157 tackles as senior.

Personal: Born October 10, 1968 in Natchez, Miss. …. Attended North Natchez HS …. Majored in fitness management ….. Captured all-South Mississippi and all-district certificates during prep career …. Currently resides in Natchez.

Nickname Explanation: He plays rock hard and hits like a rock. His name begins with J.

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