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Sylvester Williams
NT #92
Height:
6-2
Weight:
313
Age:
27
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Jefferson City, Mo.
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 65 47 18 5.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2015 DEN 15 15 25 18 7 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 DEN 16 13 21 17 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 DEN 13 4 19 12 7 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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Bio

WILLIAMS AT A GLANCE:
•    A fourth-year nose tackle who appeared in 44 regular-season games (32 starts) and seven postseason contests (6 starts) for the Broncos during his first three NFL seasons.
•    Opened all 15 games played in 2015, finishing with a career-best 25 tackles (18 solo) and 2.5 sacks (6 yds.) for the league’s top-ranked defense (283.1 ypg).
•    Started 13-of-16 games for Denver in 2014 and totaled 21 tackles (17 solo) for the league’s second-ranked run defense that yielded the fewest rushing yards per game (79.8) in team history.
•    Played 13 regular-season games (4 starts) and started all three postseason contests during his rookie campaign in 2013, totaling 19 tackles (12 solo), two sacks (8 yds.) and one fumble recovery.
•    Opened all 45 games played during his collegiate career at the University of North Carolina (2011-12) and Coffeyville Community College (2009-10).
•    Recognized as a first-team All-America and All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection following his senior campaign for the Tar Heels in which his six sacks tied for the league lead among defensive tackles.
•    Started all 20 contests at Coffeyville C.C., working his way up from a walk-on in 2009 to a first-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference pick in 2010.
•    Selected by the Broncos in the first round (28th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/25/13.

WILLIAMS AT A GLANCE:
•    A fourth-year nose tackle who appeared in 44 regular-season games (32 starts) and seven postseason contests (6 starts) for the Broncos during his first three NFL seasons.
•    Opened all 15 games played in 2015, finishing with a career-best 25 tackles (18 solo) and 2.5 sacks (6 yds.) for the league’s top-ranked defense (283.1 ypg).
•    Started 13-of-16 games for Denver in 2014 and totaled 21 tackles (17 solo) for the league’s second-ranked run defense that yielded the fewest rushing yards per game (79.8) in team history.
•    Played 13 regular-season games (4 starts) and started all three postseason contests during his rookie campaign in 2013, totaling 19 tackles (12 solo), two sacks (8 yds.) and one fumble recovery.
•    Opened all 45 games played during his collegiate career at the University of North Carolina (2011-12) and Coffeyville Community College (2009-10).
•    Recognized as a first-team All-America and All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection following his senior campaign for the Tar Heels in which his six sacks tied for the league lead among defensive tackles.
•    Started all 20 contests at Coffeyville C.C., working his way up from a walk-on in 2009 to a first-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference pick in 2010.
•    Selected by the Broncos in the first round (28th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/25/13.

2015: Williams opened all 15 regular-season games played in 2015, finishing with a career-best 25 tackles (18 solo) and 2.5 sacks (6 yds.)... Tallied a pair of tackles and one pass defensed in Denver’s three postseason contests... Posted three tackles (2 solo) and one sack (2 yds.) at Det. (9/27)... Notched 0.5 sacks (4 yds.) and four tackles (3 solo) vs. Min. (10/4)... Blocked a 38-yard field goal and made one tackle at Oak. (10/11)... Posted two tackles (1 solo) and one pass defensed in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).

2014: Williams played all 16 regular-season games (13 starts), totaling 21 tackles (17 solo) and one pass defensed... Contributed to a defensive line that allowed just 79.8 rushing yards per game in 2014—the lowest single-season figure in team history and second-best mark in the NFL in 2014.

2013: Selected by the Broncos in the first round (28th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Williams played 13 games (4 starts) as a rookie, totaling 19 tackles (12 solo), two sacks (8 yds.), five tackles for a loss and one fumble recovery... Contributed two special-teams tackles during the regular season... Started all three playoff games for Denver and recorded three tackles (2 solo)... Posted one solo tackle for a loss in his NFL debut vs. Bal. (9/5)... Made his first NFL start vs. Ten. (12/8)... Registered his first career sack and tallied a career-best five tackles vs. S.D. (12/12)... Led the Broncos with three tackles for a loss at Hou. (12/22)... Recovered his first career fumble at Oak. (12/29).

COLLEGE: Williams started all 45 games played during his collegiate career at the University of North Carolina (2011-12) and Coffeyville Community College (2009-10), totaling 184 tackles (84 solo), 15.5 sacks (89 yds.), one interception, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four blocked kicks... Named a first-team All-America and All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection following his senior campaign for the Tar Heels in which his six sacks tied for the league lead among defensive tackles... Started all 13 games in his first season at North Carolina in 2011 and was the recipient of the team’s Jeffrey Cowell Memorial Award given to the outstanding first-year player for the defense... Opened all 20 contests at Coffeyville C.C., working his way up from a walk-on in 2009 to a first-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference pick in 2010.

PERSONAL: Williams played just one season of prep football at Jefferson City (Mo.) High School, making the team as a 310-pound senior and helping the school achieve a final ranking of No. 12 in the state and win the Freelance Football League title... Graduated from North Carolina with a degree in communications... Worked the night shift at Modine Manufacturing Company making radiator parts for large trucks before enrolling in college and pursuing a career in football... Sylvester Williams was born on Nov. 21, 1988, in Jefferson City, Mo.

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