The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed cornerback Jack Williams, whom they selected in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft from Kent State University. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Williams (5-foot-9, 185 pounds) totaled 20 takeaways (13 interceptions, 7 fumble recoveries) in 44 career games (37 starts) at Kent State. He finished his collegiate career with 245 tackles (167 solo), 13 interceptions (209 yds.), 25 pass breakups, three sacks (26 yds.), seven forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.
In 2007, Williams was named second-team All-Mid-American Conference after registering a career-high 93 tackles (70 solo) along with three interceptions while starting all 11 games played. A year earlier, he tied for first in the nation with five forced fumbles and added four interceptions in 12 games (10 starts) for the Golden Flashes.
Williams started all 11 games as a sophomore, posting four interceptions, and saw time in 10 games (5 starts) as a red-shirt freshman.
An all-state selection at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Va., Jack Williams was born on March 27, 1985.
With Williams' signing, the Broncos have signed seven of their nine selections from the 2008 NFL Draft.