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5 Things About: Titans Fifth-Round Pick Avery Williamson

Posted by Craig Peters on May 16, 2014 – 10:14 am

The Titans drafted Kentucky inside linebacker Avery Williamson in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 151st overall pick.

Here are five things to know about one of the newest Titans:

The Titans selected inside linebacker Avery Williamson in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Titans selected inside linebacker Avery Williamson in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

1) Williamson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up about two hours from Nashville in Milan. He watched the Titans on television and made it to one Titans game that was against the Browns (a 28-9 win by Tennessee in 2008) when he was in high school.

2) Williamson had a storied prep football career, helping the Milan Bulldogs go 14-1 and make the AAA state title games in his junior and senior seasons. He was named Defensive Most Valuable Player in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game after his senior season.

3) “Tackling machine” is a title that Williamson easily could have earned in his time with the Kentucky Wildcats. In 2012, his first season as a starter, Williamson ranked second in the SEC and seventh nationally with a career-best 135 tackles (70 solos) and had three sacks 4.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He followed with 102 tackles (fifth-most in the SEC), one sack and four tackles for loss in 2013.

4) Williamson spent a week in Ethiopia on an educational and service trip in May 13. A captain with the Wildcats, Williamson was a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award and a member of the SEC Community Service Team.

5) Off the field, Williamson said he likes to read mystery books and has put going to Egypt to see the pyramids on his “bucket list.”


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3 Responses to “5 Things About: Titans Fifth-Round Pick Avery Williamson”

  1. By MilanRep4Life on May 17, 2014 | Reply

    Avery Williamson also holds the Tennessee state record for most tackles in a state championship game, with 22 in his junior year against Alcoa.

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