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Mario Williams
Mario Williams
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Mario Williams

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Date of birth
Jan 31, 1985
College
North Carolina State
Height
6-6
Weight
292 Lbs

Bio

Mario Williams is entering his third season with the Buffalo Bills. Williams has been one of the NFL’s most dominant pass-rushers during his eight-year career (six with the Houston Texans), recording 76.5 sacks and 325 tackles. On March 15, 2012, he signed a six-year contract worth a reported $100 million, the largest payday for a defensive player in league history.

Early Years & College

Williams was born in Richlands, N.C., on Jan. 31, 1985. Williams, a powerful and agile defensive end, attended Richlands High where he graduated early, with impressive grades. Williams recorded 87 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior, while seeing action at running back. After graduating, Williams went to North Carolina State where he started every game as a freshman. Williams, first-team All-ACC, led the ACC in sacks (14) in 2005, while notching 25 tackles for loss in his two collegiate seasons.

Houston Texans

The Texans shocked the football world when they selected Williams with the top overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, a spot that had been penciled in for Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. Williams was a late bloomer in Houston, waiting until Week 4 to collect his first sack. Williams had his coming-out party in 2007, recording two sacks in the opener en route to 14 for the year. Williams has been named to three Pro Bowls (2008, 2009, 2013), while garnering second-team All-Pro in 2007. Williams, who battled two season-ending injuries in 2010 and 2011, became a free agent prior to the 2012 season.

Buffalo Bills

Williams, 29, has shown no signs of slowing down due to age or injury. He finished with 10.5 sacks in 2012, including a season-high three in a single game. In 2013, Williams broke a Bills franchise record with 4.5 sacks in a Week 2 win and ended the season with 13 quarterback drops. Williams has started every game he’s played in the NFL (114). 

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 34 4 38 13.0 17 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-29-2013 @ New England Patriots New England Patriots 34-20 4 0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-22-2013 @ Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 19-0 1 0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 20-27 3 0 3 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12-8-2013 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-6 2 0 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12-1-2013 @ Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 31-34 3 1 4 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0

News

Rebuilding Started With Defense in Buffalo

Rebuilding Started With Defense in Buffalo

by TJ Bausewein

When the Buffalo Bills decided not to use the franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd, they willing allowed arguably their best defensive player to leave town. Ultimately, the Bills are now forced to regroup and figure out a new path to success... Read more

Living On The Edge

Living On The Edge

by Cody Roche

We can see why the arrival of Jadeveon Clowney is cause for such excitement. A defensive end who is 270 pounds and can run a 4.5 40 is exciting enough, but watching him play at South Carolina showed how easily he can change a game singlehandedly... Read more

This Is What Mario Williams Posted On Instagram

This Is What Mario Williams Posted On Instagram

by Evan Grossman

Too soon? The same week as Aaron Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder and released by the New England Patriots, division rival Mario Williams posted a photoshopped Instagram photo of Hernandez that is sure to enliven the division rivalry... Read more

Top of The Class

Top of The Class

by Matt LaPan

Each year NFL fans, scouts and team personnel wait for one moment, when commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and says, "With the first pick of the (insert year) NFL Draft"... Read more