William Gay is a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played five seasons with the Steelers before playing a season with the Arizona Cardinals and then returning to Pittsburgh. He’s also a Super Bowl Champion.
Gay was born on January 1, 1985 in Tallahassee Florida. He attended James S. Rickards High School where he developed his football talents.
After a quiet pair of years at Louisville, Gay began to make an impact on the field as a backup defensive back in his junior year. By his senior year, he recorded six interceptions, 59 tackles and two sacks. He also defended 18 passes which ranked first in the Big East. Gay was projected to be a late draft pick in 2007.
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Gay in the fifth round of the 2007 draft hoping to add young talent to their defensive backfield. Gay was a consistent starter in the 2009 season and recorded 70 tackles. After losing his starting job to Bryant McFadden the following year, he regained the position in 2011.
In 2012, Gay was signed by the Arizona Cardinals, after starting in 15 games he was released.
In 2013, Gay returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers and started the majority of the games over CB Cortez Allen. He remains on the roster in 2014 and is expected to play the nickel-back position as the third CB on the depth chart.
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