Stephen Williams was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on May 4, 2009 ... Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 17, 2006 ... Released by Kansas City (9/2/06) ... Signed to the practice squad by Kansas City (9/4/06) ... Signed from the practice squad by Kansas City (9/28/06) ... Released by Kansas City (11/16/06) ... Signed to the practice squad by Kansas City (11/20/06) ... Signed from the practice squad by Kansas City (11/28/06) ... Released by Kansas City (2/21/07) ... Signed as a free agent by the Carolina Panthers (3/16/07) ... Placed on the reserve/injured list (9/1/07) ... Waived with an injury settlement by Carolina (9/6/07) ... Signed as a free agent by Carolina (4/7/08) ... Released by Carolina (8/30/08).
GP/GS (Playoffs): 11/0 (0/0)
- Williams played in 11 games in his rookie season after being signed as an undrafted free agent by Kansas City in 2006.
2008 (0/0): Released by the Carolina Panthers during the preseason (8/30) and spent the remainder of the season out of football.
2007 (0/0 - Carolina): Placed on injured reserve (9/1) and was subsequently waived via an injury settlement (9/6).
2006 (11/0 - Kansas City): Played in 11 games and was inactive for one game during two stints on the active roster ... Also spent five weeks on the practice squad ... Registered seven tackles (6 solo) and one fumble recovery ... Played in his first NFL game versus San Francisco (10/1) and collected two tackles ... Earned his first career fumble recovery, grabbing a Marc Bulger fumble at St. Louis (11/5).
Played his final two collegiate seasons at Northwest Missouri State after playing at Indiana in the 2000 and 2001 seasons and a stint at Northern Illinois in 2002 ... As a senior in 2005, appeared in five games for Northwest Missouri State, recording 31 tackles with 1.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... As a junior in 2004, was a firstteam All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association selection ... Had 52 tackles with one sack, one interception and two passes defensed ... Transferred to Northern Illinois from Indiana in 2002, but did not play ... As a sophomore at Indiana in 2001, played in 11 games for the Hoosiers and registered 17 tackles and one sack ... As a freshman in 2000, played in10 games, posting 14 tackles.
Stephen Williams, Jr. was born the son of Nyoka and Stephen Williams on September 21, 1981 ... Attended Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School where he garnered all-state honors in football and was a state heavyweight wrestling champion ... Was rated by the Detroit Free Press as 10th-best player in the Midwest ... Named a SuperPrep All-America ... Won Illinois State heavyweight wrestling championship as a junior ... Majored in physical education and health at Northwest Missouri State.