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William Vlachos
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William Vlachos as an Alabama Crimson Tide
Center (American football)
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-26) May 26, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
High School: Birmingham (AL) Mountain Brook
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 294 lb (133 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
* 2× BCS National Champion (2009, 2011)

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

Early yearsEdit

Vlachos was born in Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended Mountain Brook High School. 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 careerEdit

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 at The Capstone, 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 dismantling of 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 careerEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

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