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Avery Williams
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Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 12, 2017.
Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 12, 2017.

Played four seasons (2013-16) at Temple University in Philadelphia after redshirting the 2012 campaign
Recorded 154 total tackles (97 solo), 18.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 47 games played during his Owls career
Converted from running back to linebacker during his redshirt freshman season in 2013

2016 (Temple):
Put together a standout senior season in which he garnered All-American Athletic Conference Second Team honors
Matched his career high with 14 games played and set new career marks with 66 total tackles (37 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries
Emerged as a starting strongside linebacker during camp

2015 (Temple):
Shared the strongside linebacker and saw action in 14 games
Notched 49 total tackles (28 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss and two pass breakups

2014 (Temple):
Emerged from summer camp as the starter at strongside linebacker
Played in nine games and registered 34 total tackles (27 solo) and his first career sack
Injured in loss at Houston (10/17) and returned to the lineup four weeks later at Penn State  (11/15)

2013 (Temple):
Began the season as a running back but was converted to linebacker late in training camp
Played in the first six games of the season, mostly on special teams
Made the first six tackles of his career, all solo
Injured his hamstring at Cinncinnati (10/11) and missed two games games

2012 (Temple):
Redshirted the season

Attended Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore
Played running back, wide receiver, linebacker, and defensive back for coach Sean Murphy
A 2011 Private School All-State honoree and 2011 Baltimore Sun second-team All-State selection
As a senior, rushed for 1,325 yards and 12 touchdowns
Had 76 tackles, 10 breakups and 8.0 sacks
Logged 1,586 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns
Also an All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference selection in wrestling
All-Conference and All-Metro honoree in track Nickname is ‘Rio’
Parents are Willinette and Anthony Williams
Majored in criminal justice while attending Temple

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