The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have re-signed All-Pro T Trent Williams to a six-year deal through the 2026 season.
“After a year away from the football field, Trent came in and performed at an incredibly high level for us, demonstrating that he remains an elite tackle in this league,” said General Manager John Lynch. “His familiarity with our coaching staff allowed for a seamless transition into our organization and culture, where he quickly earned the trust of his teammates and established himself as an important leader in our locker room. Trent’s passion for the game could be felt from day one and this fits exactly with our vision of the 49er way and a championship culture. His contributions to our team extend well beyond the field and we’re thrilled to keep Trent in the Bay Area for a long time. We look forward to his continued high-level play and success for us.”
The 49ers originally acquired Williams (6-5, 320) in a trade from the Washington Football Team on April 25, 2020. In his first season with San Francisco in 2020, he started all 14 games in which he appeared and was named to his eighth Pro Bowl.
Williams was originally drafted by Washington with the fourth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft. During his 10 years with Washington (2010-19), he appeared in 120 games (119 starts) and started two postseason contests. Williams was selected to seven-straight Pro Bowls (2013-19) and earned Second-Team AP All-Pro honors following the 2015 season.
Off the field, Williams has served as an ambassador for the American Diabetes Association since 2014, helping to raise awareness after having lost his grandfather, John L. Hawkins, to Type 2 diabetes as a child. He was also selected as the team’s 2020 Garry Niver Award recipient, presented annually by the San Francisco Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America to a 49ers’ player for his cooperation and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their jobs.
A 32-year-old native of Longview, TX, Williams attended the University of Oklahoma where he appeared in 50 games (39 starts) on the offensive line. With the Sooners, he was named First-Team All-America as a senior in 2009, Third-Team All-America as a junior in 2008 and Second-Team Freshman All-America in 2006.
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49ERS RE-SIGN S TARTT
The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have re-signed S Jaquiski Tartt to a one-year deal.
“We are very excited to have Jaquiski back with our team,” said General Manager John Lynch. “Jaquiski is an extremely skilled and versatile player who provides excellent communication skills for our defense. Welcome back Quiski!”
Tartt (6-1, 221) was originally selected by the 49ers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past six seasons (2015-20), he has appeared in 66 games (50 starts) and registered 294 tackles, 17 passes defensed, 4.0 sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He has also started three postseason contests and added 14 tackles and 1.0 sack.
In 2020, Tartt started all seven games in which he appeared and registered 28 tackles, four passes defensed and one interception. He was also the recipient of the team’s Thomas Herrion Award in 2015, which is given annually to the rookie or first-year player who has taken advantage of every opportunity, turned it into a positive situation and make their dream turn into a reality.
A 29-year-old native of Mobile, AL, Tartt attended Samford University where he was a three-time All-America and three-time All-Southern Conference selection, appearing in 44 games and registering 277 tackles, six interceptions, 20 passes defensed and 6.5 tackles for loss in his career.
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