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UPI POY 2008 - Sports
New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson (84) gives a stiff arm to Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on October 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)
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Genos Derwin Williams, Jr. (born July 20, 1982 in Sacramento, California), colloquially named D.J. Williams, is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

Williams played high school football at California's De La Salle High School. He Earned USA Today Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior and was regarded as the top defensive player nationally. He compiled 130 tackles (87 solo) and rushed for 1,974 yards, six sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumbles recoveries. On offense, he broke the school record for touchdowns in a season with 42 (33 rushing, five receiving, three punt return and one kickoff return).

Williams started his collegiate career at the University of Miami at fullback due to a logjam at the linebacker position. Although he was used sparingly in his freshman year, he recorded 18 career rushes for 142 yards (7.9 avg.) with two touchdowns while catching 12 passes for 153 yards (11.9 avg.) over his career.

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