Kyle Williams (defensive tackle)
No. 95 Buffalo Bills
|Date of birth:June 10, 1983|
|Place of birth: Ruston, Louisiana|
|High school: Ruston (LA)|
|College: Louisiana State|
|NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134|
|Debuted in 2006 for the Buffalo Bills|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Kyle Derrick Williams (born June 10, 1983) is an American football defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU). He was drafted by the Bills in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
High school career
Williams attended Louisiana State University, and played for the LSU Tigers football team. He played in 46 games for the Tigers, starting 33 at defensive tackle. He finished his career with 16.5 sacks, 26 tackles for loss, and 140 total tackles. Williams best season came as a senior, where he recorded 61 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. He was named First-Team All-American by Rivals.com and Second-Team All-American by Associated Press, Walter Camp Foundation, and Collegefootballnews.com.
Despite a successful college career, Williams was not considered to be a high draft choice. His lack of height, bulk, and athleticism was a major concern for most teams. Williams was drafted in the fifth round, 134th Overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2006 NFL Draft. He became a starter in his rookie season, starting 11 games while recording 53 tackles. On July 3, 2008, he signed a 3-year contract extension with the Bills worth $14.5 million including $5.7 million guaranteed. It will keep Williams in Buffalo through the 2012 season.
After the 2009 season, Williams was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster as an alternate. He played as a rotational player. He played nose tackle when the Buffalo Bills were in a 3-4 defense for the next three seasons.
After the 2010 season, Williams was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, after Oakland's Richard Seymour suffered a hamstring injury. Williams was widely praised for his high quality of play. Pro Football Focus, a website which grades every play by every player on a positive or negative scale and aggregates the results, named Williams the top defensive player of 2010.
Before the 2011 season, Williams and the Bills agreed to 6 year, $39 million contract extension, which includes $17 million guaranteed. After a Week Nine loss to the Jets, Williams was placed on the Injured Reserve list because of a lingering foot injury.
Awards and honors
- Second-team AP All-SEC (2004)
- SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Alabama, Nov. 14, 2005)
- Second-team Coaches' All-SEC (2005)
- First-team AP All-SEC (2005)
- Second-team All-American by AP, Walter Camp Foundation, Collegefootballnews.com (2005)
- First-team Rivals.com All-American (2005)
- Pro Bowl Alternate (2009)
- Pro Bowl Selection (2010)
- Pro Bowl Selection (2012)
- Pro Bowl Selection (2013)
- Pro Football Focus: Kyle Williams: Beast, 22 May, 2011 | Retrieved 11 January 2012
- LSU Bio
- Better Half of the Bills: Jill Williams