Steve Williams: Video Highlights for Former California CB

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IApril 27, 2013

Steve Williams: Video Highlights for Former California CB

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    Steve Williams was a three-year starter for California, and he defended 31 passes during his time in Berkeley. 

    The 5'9'', 181-pound cornerback usually played much larger than his measurables and was one of the most complete defenders for the Golden Bears since 2010. 

    In 2012, he broke up 13 passes and totaled three interceptions. 

    Here are some of the top plays of Steve Williams' collegiate career.  

Blistering 40-Yard Dash at 2013 NFL Combine

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    Briefly, Williams was the talk of the 2013 NFL combine when, seemingly out of nowhere, he was unofficially timed at 4.25 in the famed 40-yard dash. 

    Unfortunately, as is often the case with unofficial 40 times, Williams' 4.25 was later officially tweaked to 4.42—still impressive. 

    He also had a 40.5" vertical jump and went 10'8'' in the broad jump.

    In short, Williams is an explosive athlete.

Interception of Matt Barkley vs. USC in 2012

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    On this play, although he isn't pictured initially, Williams did a terrific job staying inside receiver Robert Woods on the fade to the corner of the end zone and high-pointing the football for the interception. 

Open-Field Tackle vs. Nevada in 2012

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    This wasn't the flashiest of plays for Williams, but it's one he'll have to make as a professional defensive back. 

    He recognized where the pass was being thrown and broke down to make the tackle the moment the receiver looked to turn upfield. 

Interception vs. Ohio State in 2012

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    On this play, Williams displayed keen concentration and body control as he slipped off his receiver to intercept Braxton Miller's pass. 

    Williams was hit as he came down with the pick, but he held on. 

Interception vs. Washington State in 2012

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    Williams demonstrated his immense focus and concentration on this interception. 

    As the ball was drifting out of bounds in the back of the end zone, Williams reached out and snagged the ball while his left foot remained on the field of play. 

    Sure, in the NFL, this pass would have been incomplete, but it counted as a pick in 2012.