Nick Williams (defensive lineman)

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Nick Williams
No. 75 Miami Dolphins
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-21) February 21, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school: Birmingham (AL) Minor
College: Samford
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2015
Total Tackles: 3
Sacks: 0.0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Nick Williams (born February 21, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft after his college career at Samford. [1]

Early years[edit]

Williams was a lightly recruited player out of Minor High School in Birmingham, Alabama, having played basketball for two years before switching to football in his senior year. At Samford, Williams was red-shirted as a freshman in 2008 and then saw two years of backup duties from 2009 to 2010. In 2011, Williams earned a starting position, notching 23 tackles and three tackles for loss over all eleven games. Williams improved on his performance in 2012, accumulating 31 tackles, 8 for a loss, 6 sacks, and 1 blocked kick while starting all eleven games. [1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 309 lb 34 1/8 in 10 1/4 in 4.84 s 1.70 s 4.65 s 7.55 s 33 in 9 ft 3 in 28 reps
All values from NFL combine

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Williams was selected in the seventh round with the 223rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Steelers. He is expected to transition and eventually contribute at defensive end. On August 25, 2013, he was placed on the Steelers' injured reserve list.[2] He was released by the Steelers on August 30, 2014 and was signed to the team's practice squad the next day.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On November 24, 2014, Williams was signed by the Chiefs off the Steelers' practice squad. He was re-signed by the team on April 18, 2016. He was released on October 18, 2016.[3]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On October 19, 2016 Williams was signed by the Miami Dolphins.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Steelers select DE Nicholas Williams". Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Steelers Make Roster Moves; Trim Roster to 75". August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chiefs Announce Roster Moves". October 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ Lieser, Jason (October 19, 2016). "Dolphins awarded DT Nick Williams off waivers from Chiefs". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 

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