William Vlachos

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William Vlachos
William Vlachos 2011.jpg
Free agent
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-26) May 26, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Greece
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 294 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school: Birmingham (AL) Mountain Brook
College: Alabama
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

William Christos Vlachos (born May 26, 1988) is a former American football center for the University of Alabama.

High school career[edit]

Vlachos attended Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Originally a guard, Vlachos was a three-star prospect out of high school, ranked 19th nationally by Rivals.com, 16th in the state of Alabama by Scout.com and 15th in Alabama by the Mobile Press-Register. As a senior, he was recognized on the 6A All-State team.[1]

College career[edit]

A five-year player at Alabama, Vlachos was originally recruited by Mike Shula, not Nick Saban, as Saban replaced Shula before the 2007 season.

In his initial year at Alabama, Vlachos played in one game and was subsequently redshirted. In his second year, he saw limited action in seven games, including the 2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2009 Vlachos started every game, helping pave the way for eventual Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram to rush for 1658 yards and 17 touchdowns, and helped Greg McElroy throw for 2508 yard and 17 touchdowns, en route an SEC Championship and a BCS National Championship. As a redshirt junior, Vlachos again started every game en route to a 49-7 victory over Michigan State in the 2011 Capital One Bowl. As a redshirt senior in 2011, Vlachos again paved the way for another prolific running back, this time Trent Richardson, who rushed for 23 touchdowns and finished as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Vlachos and Alabama would win another BCS National Championship. Vlachos finished his career having started 40 consecutive games and having played in 48 total games.

Professional career[edit]

On April 30, 2012 Vlachos was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans.[2] He was released on August 27, 2012.[3]


Vlachos was born in Greece to a Greek father and an American mother.[4]