- An eighth-year cornerback from the University of Pittsburgh who has appeared in 91 career regular-season games (46 starts) and six postseason contests (3 starts) with Cleveland (2014-15) and San Francisco (2017-21).
- Recorded 293 tackles (66 solo), seven sacks (56.5 yds.), four interceptions (84 yds.), 27 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his career.
- Notched 23 tackles (20 solo), one sack (10 yds.), one interception, four passes defensed and one forced fumble in six postseason games (2019, '21) with the 49ers.
- Appeared in 14 games (8 starts) for San Francisco in 2021, posting 52 tackles (40 solo), one sack (14 yds.), one interception (4 yds.), four passes defensed and one forced fumble.
- Tallied 22 tackles (17 solo), two sacks (15 yds.), four passes defensed and one forced fumble in eight games played (4 starts) in 2020.
- Collected 51 tackles (35 solo), one sack (10.5 yds.), career-high two interceptions (53 yds.), two passes defensed and career-high four forced fumbles in 15 games played (8 starts) in 2019.
- Started 11-of-14 games played in 2018, recording 45 tackles (40 solo) and two passes defensed.
- Totaled career-high 54 tackles (42 solo), one sack (3 yds.), one interception (27 yds.), five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 14 games played (5 starts) in 2017.
- Played 13 games (6 starts) for Cleveland in 2015, nabbing 38 tackles (30 solo), one sack (8 yds.), three forced fumbles and career-high two fumble recoveries.
- Registered career-high eight passes defensed and added 31 tackles (23 solo) and one sack (6 yds.) in 13 games played (4 starts) during his rookie campaign.
- Appeared in 48 collegiate games over four seasons (2010-13) with the Panthers, tallying 161 tackles (128 solo), one half sack (2 yds.), seven interceptions (5 yds.), 17 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Signed by the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (S.F.) on March 23, 2022.
- Entered the NFL with Cleveland as a college free agent on May 20, 2014.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Cleveland as a college free agent 5/20/14; Waived by Cleveland 8/29/16; Claimed off waivers by Chicago 8/30/16; Waived by Chicago 9/1/16; Signed by San Francisco 2/22/17; Re-Signed by San Francisco 9/29/17; Re-Signed by San Francisco 3/24/21; Signed by Denver 3/23/22.
2021: Williams appeared in 14 games (8 starts) with San Francisco, posting 52 tackles (40 solo), four passes defensed, one interception for four yards, one sack and one forced fumble... Also recorded eight tackles (seven solo), four passes defensed and one interception in three playoff games (2 starts)... Registered seven tackles (4 solo) and two tackles for loss in a win at Chi. (10/31)... Totaled four tackles (2 solo) and one pass defensed at Jac. (11/21)... Tallied five tackles (4 solo) along with one interception for four yards, one forced fumble and one pass defensed at Sea. (12/5)... Made seven tackles (5 solo), including one sack for 14 yards, and also notched one tackle for loss at Cin. (12/12)... Picked-off Cowboys' QB Dak Prescott and also totaled two solo tackles and one passes defensed in San Francisco's NFC Wild Card win at Dal. (1/16)... Produced two passes defensed and three solo tackles in the NFC Divisional Game win at G.B. (1/22).
2020: Williams played in eight games (4 starts) with San Francisco, totaling 22 tackles (17 solo), career highs of four passes defensed and two sacks along with one forced fumble... Registered five tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed at NYG (9/27)... Posted an eight-yard sack along with two tackles for loss at Sea. (11/1)... Tallied six tackles (5 solo), one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble at Ari. (12/26).
2019: Williams started in eight of the 15 games he appeared in for San Francisco, racking up 51 tackles (35 solo), a team-high four forced fumbles, a career-high two interceptions, two passes defensed and one sack... Also totaled 15 tackles (13 solo), one sack and one forced fumble in three postseason games (1 start), helping the 49ers reach Super Bowl LIV... Notched seven tackles (3 solo) at Cin. (9/15)... Registered a four-yard interception along with one pass defensed and two tackles (1 solo) vs. Pit. (9/22)... Had a 49-yard interception with 1 pass defensed, two assisted tackles and 0.5 sacks vs. Cle. (10/7)... Posted career highs of nine tackles (6 solo) and two forced fumbles along with 0.5 sacks vs. Sea. (11/11)... Forced a fumble and made five tackles (4 solo) at LAR (12/21)... Totaled seven unassisted tackles, including one sack, and forced a fumble in the NFC Championship Game vs. G.B. (1/19)... Had six tackles (5 solo) in Super Bowl LIV vs. K.C. (2/2).
2018: Williams played in 14 games (11 starts), tallying 45 tackles (40 solo) and two passes defensed with San Francisco... Notched three unassisted tackles and one pass defensed at Min. (9/9)... Totaled six unassisted tackles at LAC (9/30)... Made five unassisted tackles and one tackle for loss vs. NYG (11/12)... Had five tackles (3 solo) vs. Chi. (12/23)... Produced five tackles (4 solo) at LAR (12/30).
2017: Williams appeared in 14 games (5 starts), posting a career-high 54 tackles (42 solo) along with five passes defensed, a team-high-tying two forced fumbles, one interception, one fumble recovery and one sack in his first season with San Francisco... Tallied six tackles (4 solo) and two passes defensed at Sea. (9/17)... notched seven tackles (6 solo) vs. LAR (10/1)... Produced eight tackles (5 solo) at Ari. (10/1)... Forced a fumble and also made four tackles (3 solo) at Ind. (10/8)... Had a forced fumble for the second consecutive game and also registered five solo tackles at Was. (10/15)... Recorded his first career interception and also broke up two passes and had five tackles (3 solo) vs. Jac. (12/24)... Recorded four tackles (3 solo) and a pass defensed at LAR (12/31).
2015: Williams produced a career-high two fumble recoveries along with 38 tackles (30 solo), a team-high three forced fumbles, two passes defensed and one sack in 13 games (6 starts) with Cleveland... Recorded his first career forced fumble along with two assisted tackles at Bal. (10/11)... Notched the first fumble recovery of his career and set a career-high two forced fumbles along with two passes defensed and three tackles (2 solo) vs. Ari. (11/1)... Made five solo tackles and recovered a fumble at Pit. (11/15)... Had four tackles (3 solo) and broke up a pass at K.C. (12/27).
2014: Williams played in 13 games (4 starts) in his rookie season with Cleveland, recording a career-high eight passes defensed along with 31 tackles (23 solo) and one sack... Recorded his first-career pass defensed and sack along with six solo tackles at Ten. (10/5)... Set a career-high two passes defensed vs. Pit. (10/12)... Registered two passes defensed and four tackles (1 solo) at Cin. (11/6)... Made seven tackles (4 solo) and broke up a pass vs. Hou. (11/16).
COLLEGE: Williams attended the University of Pittsburgh, totaling 161 tackles, 17 passes defensed, 11.5 tackles for loss, seven interceptions and one fumble recovery in 48 games (38 starts)... Started all 13 games as a senior in 2013 and led the team with seven passes defensed while ranking second on the team with two interceptions... Also added 36 tackles (30 solo) and four tackles for loss... As a sophomore, started all 13 games he appeared in and posted a career-high 64 tackles (49 solo) along with six passes defensed, five tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble recovery and 0.5 sacks.
PERSONAL: Williams prepped at St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) High School, where he played running back, receiver and cornerback... Named All-New Jersey, All-New Jersey Non-Public and All-Bergen County... Helped lead the team to back-to-back state championships in his junior and senior seasons... As a senior, registered 32 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and scored eight touchdowns... Also notched 243 yards on 33 carried (7.4 avg.) and 16 catches for 231 yards (14.4 avg.)... His first name is pronounced kay-WAHN... K'Waun Williams was born on July 12, 1991 in Paterson, N.J.