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Corey Williams
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Corey Williams with the Packers in 2007
No. 99     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-17) August 17, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Camden, Arkansas
Career information
College: Arkansas State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2004 2007)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     276
Sacks     27.5
Forced fumbles     8
Fumble recoveries     2
Interceptions     2
Stats at NFL.com

Corey Williams (born August 17, 1980) is a former American football defensive tackle. 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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

Green Bay PackersEdit

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 BrownsEdit

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 LionsEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

Cleveland Browns also took a 6th round pick.

External linksEdit

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