Corey Williams (American football)

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Corey Williams
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Corey Williams with the Packers in 2007.
Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-17) August 17, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth: Camden, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Camden (AR) Harmony Grove
College: Arkansas State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles: 276
Sacks: 27.5
INTs: 2
Player stats at

Corey Williams (born August 17, 1980) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL draft. He played college football at Arkansas State.

Williams has also played for the Cleveland Browns.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Harmony Grove High School, Williams played as a defensive lineman for Arkansas State from 2000-2003. He majored in sport management.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Williams was originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round (179th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he played in 12 games and finished the season with 24 tackles. He made his NFL debut at the Carolina Panthers on September 13. In the 2005 season he again played in 12 games and finished the season with 34 tackles.

In a November 5, 2006 game versus the Buffalo Bills, Williams turned in the first-ever three-sack game by a Packers defensive tackle. He finished the year with career highs in sacks (7) and tackles (47).

On September 16, 2007, Williams recorded the first interception of his NFL career, returning an Eli Manning pass 9 yards in a 35-13 victory over the New York Giants.[1]

Williams was voted the GMC Defensive Player of the Week for games played on November 18–19, 2007. Williams posted four solo tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles during the game.[2]

He finished the 2007 season with 51 tackles, a career-high.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On February 20, 2008, the Packers placed the franchise tag on Williams.[3] Ten days later, Williams was traded to the Cleveland Browns for a second-round draft pick.[4]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On March 4, 2010, Williams was traded to the Detroit Lions along with a 7th round pick in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5]


  1. ^ "play by play". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Corey Williams Named Defensive Player Of The Week". Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Packers Place Franchise Tag On DT Williams, Release TE Franks". Archived from the original on 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Packers Trade Williams To Cleveland". Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Sources: Lions to acquire Williams", ESPN, March 4, 2010 .

Cleveland Browns also took a 6th round pick.

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