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With the 137th Pick in the NFL Draft, Jesse Williams
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Seahawks are projecting fifth-round DT Jesse Williams to play the old Alan Branch role in Pete Carroll's defense.

Branch, who signed with the Bills, was an early-down run stuffer. "He’s really intense, jumps off the ball, and is strong," GM John Schneider said of Williams. "I think he benches 600-something pounds. He’s a guy who will really fill a specific role for us." Williams will compete with Tony McDaniel for snaps.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://blog.seahawks.com/2013/04/29/jesse-tha-monstar-williams-brings-monster-fanbase-to-seattle/

Jesse Williams is bringing a LOT of fans to seattle.


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He makes his home in Brisbane, Australia, and according to the American Football International Review, is the first indigenous Australian to break into the NFL

Williams helped the Alabama Crimson Tide win back-to-back national championships (2011-12) in his only two years at the university. Before that, he played two seasons at Arizona Western Community College. He can bench press 600 pounds, and despite his massive bulk at 6-foot-3 and 325 pounds, he clocked in at under five seconds (4.9) in the 40-yard dash at Alabama’s Pro Day last month.
When the Seahawks selected Williams, an entire continent took notice. Several reactions from proud Australians poured in via Twitter, congratulating Williams now that his hard work and dedication to the game that he didn’t pick up until his early teens was coming to fruition.
One of the nation’s more notable reactions came from Australia’s head of government – Prime Minister Julia Gillard:


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Within minutes “Tha Monstar” and “Seahawks” were trending all across the land Down Under. Australia natives who had closely followed Williams’ path to the NFL were quickly dubbing the Seahawks the nation’s favorite team. And Williams echoed Gillard’s remarks when asked about transitioning to life in the Emerald City.
“Seattle is on the west coast, and I’m pretty familiar with that culture and lifestyle out there,” he said. “I’m looking forward to getting back there. It’s definitely a shorter flight back to Australia from there than it is from Alabama.
“It should be fun once I get out there and get into it.”
It should be fun not only for Williams, but for his entire homeland as they continue to track his journey.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

International fanbase? Awesome
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expect Jesse Williams jersey sales to go off in Australia Very Happy
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