ETX native, SFA standout released by Rams
Tyler, Texas (FOX51) — Garrison and Stephen F. Austin State University alum, Jabara Williams, has been released by the St. Louis Rams.
This is not the first time Williams has been waived by the Rams. After being drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Rams, he was cut in October 2011, after only having played two games, and went to the Chicago Bears.
His tenure with the Bears did not last long, either. Williams played only five games in Chicago and failed to make the roster out of camp in 2012 and ended up back on the Rams practice squad.
During his years as a Lumberjack, Williams was a two-time All-American selection, the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time First-team All-Southland Conference selection. He played both running back and linebacker his freshman year at SFA, then lead the SLC with 132 tackles in 2008. Williams ended his stellar SFA career with 411 tackles and helped lead the Lumberjacks to back-to-back conference titles for the first time in school history.