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Darrent Williams Obituary

9/27/1982 - 1/1/2007| Visit Guest Book

DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting early Monday, just hours after the team was elimated from the NFL playoffs.

Williams finished the season with 88 tackles, 78 of them solo, and four interceptions.

On Sunday against the 49ers, Williams had three tackles and returned two punts for 50 yards before leaving the game with a shoulder injury late in the second half. After the game he said he was planning to wait a few weeks before determining if he needed an operation.

In December, Williams spoke of his desire to return to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, this offseason to talk to kids about staying out of gangs.

Williams, a second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State in 2005, made an immediate impact on the Broncos. He started nine times in his rookie season following a stellar college career.

Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press

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