The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday that they have signed cornerback K'Waun Williams to a three-year extension through the 2020 season.
"Since joining us this offseason, K'Waun has displayed every trait and characteristic we want to see from our players," said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. "He is a tremendous competitor on the field and a true professional in our building. K'Waun has continued to get better and better every day and we wanted to ensure he would be a part of what we are building moving forward. I am really excited for both him and our team."
Williams (5-9, 183) originally signed with the 49ers on February 22, 2017. In his first season with San Francisco, he has appeared in each of the team's first three games of the season (one start) and registered 14 tackles and two passes defensed.
Originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 20, 2014, Williams spent two years (2014-15) with the Browns, appearing in 26 games (10 starts) and registering 69 tackles, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two sacks.
A 26-year-old native of Paterson, NJ, Williams attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he appeared in 48 games (38 starts) throughout his four-year career (2010-13) and registered 161 tackles, 17 passes defensed and seven interceptions.