New York Giants, NFL
- Selected 24th overall by the New York Giants in the 1998 NFL Draft
- Started at safety for the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV
- All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention and All-Pac 10 first-team selection at UCLA
- Giants teammates with Tiki Barber, Ron Stone and Jessie Armstead
- Current defensive backs assistant coach at William Paterson University
Shaun Williams is a former NFL safety who was picked 24th overall by the New York Giants in the 1998 Draft. Shaun spent a total of nine years in the NFL, seven of them with the Giants and two with the Carolina Panthers. After spending his rookie season contributing mainly to special teams, Shaun became a consistent starter at safety for the Giants in 2000. With the Giants, Shaun started in Super Bowl XXXV in the 2000 Giants loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Throughout his career, Shaun played with teammates such as Tiki Barber, Ron Stone and Jessie Armstead.
Before going pro, Shaun attended UCLA where he was a starting safety for three of the four seasons he was there. As a junior, Shaun started nine games and registered 59 tackles, placing him third on the team in that category. Shaun also recorded three sacks and received All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention that year. In his senior season, Shaun started nine games and recorded two interceptions and nine pass deflections. He also finished second on the team with 68 tackles. Shaun was chosen for the All-PAC 10 Conference First Team. Prior to joining the Bruins, Shaun played football for Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California, where he was an All-CIF Division I selection and Del Rey League MVP in his junior and senior seasons.
Since retiring from football, Shaun has pursued his passion for football through a coaching career. Shaun joined the William Paterson University coaching staff as a defensive backs assistant coach in 2009. Shaun works with the cornerbacks and safeties while serving as the defensive pass coordinator for the Pioneers. Under Shaun’s leadership, the Pioneers ranked second in the New Jersey Athletic Conference in pass defense with 135.4 yards per game and third in total defense with 252.8 yards per game in 2009. In 2010, the Pioneer defensive unit finished third in Division III in pass defense. In addition, four Pioneers were named to the NJAC All-Defensive Team, including D3football.com first-team all-American cornerback Leer Biddle. In addition to coaching, Shaun took classes at WPU during his first two years as a coach and earned his degree from UCLA in 2011.