Former William & Mary standout cornerback B.W. Webb was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday, the 114th player selected overall.
Webb becomes the fourth Tribe player selected in NFL Draft since 2009, which leads the Colonial Athletic Association and ranks third among programs in Virginia (trailing only Virginia and Virginia Tech). Additionally, Webb joins a group of seven former Tribe standouts who are currently on NFL rosters: David Caldwell (New York Giants), Derek Cox (San Diego Chargers), Jonathan Grimes (Jacksonville Jaguars), Mike Leach and Alex Gottlieb (Arizona Cardinals), Sean Lissemore (Dallas Cowboys) and Adrian Tracy (New York Giants).
Webb participated in the Senior Bowl and NFL Draft Combine earlier this spring after wrapping up an outstanding collegiate career with the Tribe. As a senior, the Newport News, Va., native earned All-America honors by the Associated Press, The Sports Network and Phil Steele. Additionally, he was one of the most-decorated players in Colonial Athletic Association history with nine postseason all-conference honors. A first-team all-league selection during each of the past three seasons, Webb was chosen as the 2012 Special Teams Player of the Year by both the CAA and the Touchdown Club of Richmond.
Selected to the 2012 Buchanan Award Watch List, Webb earned a school-record 48 starts and finished his career ranked among W&M's all-time top 10 in interceptions (11) and punt return yards (603).
As a senior, Webb totaled 46 tackles, broke up eight pass attempts, recovered two fumbles, forced a fumble and was credited with one tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Additionally, he averaged 11.2 yards per punt return while ranking third in the conference with 123 punt return yards.
William & Mary and the NFL draft
Name Year Round TeamAdrian Tracy 2010 6th (184) N.Y. Giants
Sean Lissemore 2010 7th (234) Dallas Cowboys
Derek Cox 2009 3rd (73) Jacksonville Jaguars
Darren Sharper 1997 2nd (60) Green Bay Packers