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September 23, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For an instant, his future passed before his eyes and it was ugly and full of doubt. Shaun Williams could be playing safety in the NFL, but it would be as a rookie third-round draft choice, or a fifth-rounder or even a seventh-round pick, and he would have had to miss his senior season at UCLA, miss a final chance at being a kid. And there were a lot of years as an adult in front of him. It was going to be fun, a last hurrah with people he had gone to school with for four years.
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January 3, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
As starting free safety for the NFC East-champion New York Giants, Shaun Williams is a lean, lethal hitting machine at 6 feet 2 and 215 pounds. But that's not how Tim Lins, former Crespi High coach, remembers him in the fall of 1992, Williams' junior year. Lins said Williams could do only two pull-ups, which made him weaker than some of Lins' physical education students. "That's not true, that's not true, that's not true," Williams said, laughing. "I think I got up to five."
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September 4, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was enough of a problem already. Tennessee was bringing Peyton Manning, college football's best quarterback, to the Rose Bowl, and UCLA was coming off a game at Washington State in which its defense had given up passing yardage by the truckload. And then Wednesday, the problem got tougher when Shaun Williams, the Bruins' best defensive back--for that matter, their best player, according to Coach Bob Toledo--was blocking in a punt-coverage drill when a player rolled into his ankle.
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April 19, 1998 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an NFL draft in which defensive backs were very much in demand, UCLA free safety Shaun Williams was snapped up in the first round Saturday, while USC cornerback Brian Kelly found out that there was also a glut of talented players at his position. Williams, who anchored the Bruin secondary last season and is the latest torchbearer of the UCLA free-safety legacy, was the 24th overall selection by the New York Giants.
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October 9, 1993 | DAN DIEFFENBACH
Crespi 28, St. Bernard 12--Senior running back Shaun Williams rushed for touchdowns of 17 and six yards in the first half for host Crespi (3-2). Williams rushed for 184 yards in 20 carries. Crespi quarterback David Lynn completed eight of 13 passes for 64 yards and one touchdown, a 10-yard pass to Mike Glendenning early in the first quarter.
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October 28, 1996 | JIM HODGES
With free safety Shaun Williams out because of an injury, and with strong safety Abdul McCullough hampered by a cast on a broken hand, some seldom-used UCLA reserves were called upon in Saturday's victory over California at Berkeley.
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September 18, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two things sure to fire up a football team as the third quarter starts are a good locker room speech and an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. In Canyon High's 28-20 nonleague victory against Crespi on Friday at Pierce College, Cowboy Coach Harry Welch provided the former and Ed Williams was responsible for the latter. Williams' return, one of four touchdowns he scored, helped the Cowboys climb out of a first-half hole.
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September 29, 1993
Shaun Williams SCHOOL: Crespi SPORT: Football YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: Williams, considered a top prospect at running back and defensive back, has gained 375 yards in 62 carries. On defense, he had 19 tackles, including 11 solo, against Canyon in the second game of the season. He was named team offensive and defensive player of the week after that game.
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September 5, 1997 | JIM HODGES
UCLA defensive coaches worked into Wednesday night and Thursday morning, subtracting from the game plan they will use against Tennessee because free safety Shaun Williams has been subtracted from the lineup. Williams, who suffered a sprained ankle in a punt-protection drill Wednesday, is out for the Tennessee game and there is doubt about his ability to play against Texas a week later.
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October 3, 1997 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before they became engrossed in the emotion and intensity of the USC-UCLA football rivalry, Chris Sailer, Shaun Williams and Troy Garner received plenty of preparation and training. They played in the Notre Dame-Crespi football series. "It just seems like it's always the biggest game of the year, and there's always an extra spark in everyone's eyes before the game," said Sailer, a kicker and punter at UCLA and All-American for Notre Dame in 1994.
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September 23, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For an instant, his future passed before his eyes and it was ugly and full of doubt. Shaun Williams could be playing safety in the NFL, but it would be as a rookie third-round draft choice, or a fifth-rounder or even a seventh-round pick, and he would have had to miss his senior season at UCLA, miss a final chance at being a kid. And there were a lot of years as an adult in front of him. It was going to be fun, a last hurrah with people he had gone to school with for four years.
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September 5, 1997 | JIM HODGES
UCLA defensive coaches worked into Wednesday night and Thursday morning, subtracting from the game plan they will use against Tennessee because free safety Shaun Williams has been subtracted from the lineup. Williams, who suffered a sprained ankle in a punt-protection drill Wednesday, is out for the Tennessee game and there is doubt about his ability to play against Texas a week later.
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September 4, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was enough of a problem already. Tennessee was bringing Peyton Manning, college football's best quarterback, to the Rose Bowl, and UCLA was coming off a game at Washington State in which its defense had given up passing yardage by the truckload. And then Wednesday, the problem got tougher when Shaun Williams, the Bruins' best defensive back--for that matter, their best player, according to Coach Bob Toledo--was blocking in a punt-coverage drill when a player rolled into his ankle.
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November 24, 1996 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deep in overtime, with his team clinging to the lead, UCLA free safety Shaun Williams found himself face-to-face with a defensive back's nightmare. All day long he watched in horror as Trojan receiver R. Jay Soward carved up the Bruin secondary. The freshman found gaping holes in zone defenses and outran stumbling cornerbacks on the way to six receptions for 260 yards and three touchdowns.
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November 13, 1996 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It works this way: Rocky Long, the defensive coordinator, waves his hands and flaps his arms, then holds his head, all of which means either UCLA should line up a certain way or somebody should turn out the lights and watch the bunny on the wall. Safety Shaun Williams relays the call in a more laid-back way to the cornerback near the opposite sideline from the Bruin bench.
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October 28, 1996 | JIM HODGES
With free safety Shaun Williams out because of an injury, and with strong safety Abdul McCullough hampered by a cast on a broken hand, some seldom-used UCLA reserves were called upon in Saturday's victory over California at Berkeley.
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September 21, 1995 | DANA HADDAD
Rodney Williams last year was playing football at Pierce College while taking 18 units and working full time. Working the graveyard shift as a security guard at a Los Angeles warehouse, Williams slept during the day between classes--in his car--and dreamed of playing big-time college football before roaring crowds. Today, Williams sometimes wonders whether he is still sleeping.
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