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Dan Williams
No. 92     Arizona Cardinals
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-01) June 1, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
High School: Memphis (TN) East
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 327 lb (148 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2010 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     102
Sacks     0.0
Forced Fumbles     0
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Ellis "Dan" Williams (born June 1, 1987) is an American football nose tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

Early yearsEdit

Williams attended Memphis East High School in Memphis, Tennessee. As a senior he had 132 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Williams was ranked as the No. 35 defensive tackle in a class highlighted by DeMarcus Granger and Callahan Bright, and that also included Ndamukong Suh and Tyson Alualu.[1]

College careerEdit

Williams attended the University of Tennessee from 2005 to 2009. As a senior he was a second team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches after recording 62 tackles and two sacks.[2] He finished his career with 153 tackles and six sacks.

Professional careerEdit

After a "tremendous" senior season, Williams was project a first-round selection by Sports Illustrated.[3] He was ranked the third best defensive tackle available in the 2010 NFL Draft, behind only Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy.[4] He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals 26th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 327 lb 5.19 s 1.75 s 2.96 s 4.87 s 7.88 s 32 in 8 ft 0 in 27 reps

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