PLAYER
Sylvester Williams
DT #92
Height:
6-2
Weight:
328
Age:
29
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Jefferson City, MO
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
20
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 114 79 35 6.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2017 TEN 15 11 20 12 8 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 DEN 16 16 29 20 9 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 DEN 15 15 25 18 7 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 DEN 16 13 21 17 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 DEN 13 4 19 12 7 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 OAK L 16-26 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @JAX W 37-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SEA W 33-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @HOU L 14-57 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @MIA L 10-16 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 IND W 36-22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @CLE W 12-9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 BAL W 23-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CIN W 24-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @PIT L 17-40 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @IND W 20-16 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 HOU W 24-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @ARI L 7-12 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @SF L 23-25 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 LA L 23-27 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 JAX W 15-10 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Signed with the Lions after starting his career as a first-round draft pick with the Denver Broncos (2013-16) and spending one year with the Tennessee Titans (2017). Prior to Detroit, played in 75 games (59 starts). Provided stability and run stuffing defense in the middle of the defensive line.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on March 21, 2018.
  • Released by the Titans on March 17, 2018.
  • Signed by the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017.
  • Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round (28th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO

Signed with the Lions after starting his career as a first-round draft pick with the Denver Broncos (2013-16) and spending one year with the Tennessee Titans (2017). Prior to Detroit, played in 75 games (59 starts). Provided stability and run stuffing defense in the middle of the defensive line.

2017: Registered 20 tackles (12 solo) through 16 games played (11 starts).

  • Recorded two tackles in Week 1 against Oakland (9/10).
  • Recorded two solo tackles in Week 4 at Houston (10/1).
  • Made one solo tackle in Week 10 against Cincinnati (11/12), also recorded four stuff yards.
  • Registered a season-high four tackles in Week 16 against Los Angeles (12/24).
  • Recorded a fourth-straight game with a tackle in Week 17 against Jacksonville (12/31).  

2016: Started all 16 games for the first time in his career. Recorded at least one tackle in all but three games, and recorded at least one solo tackle in all but four games. Totaled a career-high 29 tackles.

  • Registered two solo tackles and one sack in Week 3 against Tampa Bay (10/2).
  • Matched a career-high five tackles in Week 9 at Oakland (11/06).  
  • Registered first pass defense of the season in Week 12 against Kansas City (11/27).

2015: Played in 15 games. Recorded at least one tackle in all but one game. Helped as a key contributor to Denver’s top-ranked defense en route to a victory in Super Bowl L over Carolina.

  • Registered four tackles (3 solo) and one sack in Week 4 against Minnesota (10/04).
  • Recorded a blocked field goal in Week 5 at Oakland (11/10).
  • Posted two tackles and one pass defense in Super Bowl L.

2014: Recorded 21 tackles (17 solo) on the season in 16 games. Contributed to a defensive line that allowed just 79.8 rushing yards per game.

  • Posted a season-high four tackles in Week 3 at Seattle (9/21).

2013: Played in 13 games (4 starts) as a rookie. Totaled 19 tackles (12 solo).

  • Posted one solo tackle in NFL debut in Week 1 against Baltimore (9/05).
  • Recorded a career-best five tackles in Week 15 against San Diego (12/12).
  • Registered first NFL fumble recovery in Week 17 at Oakland (12/29).

COLLEGE

Prior to attending North Carolina (2011-12), played at Coffeyville Community College (2009-10). Started all 45 collegiate games, recording 184 tackles (84 solo), 15.5 sacks, one interception and four blocked kicks.

  • Named first team All-America and All-Atlantic Coast conference selection for his senior year.
  • Received Jeffrey Cowell Memorial Award at North Carolina for the most outstanding first-year defensive player.

PERSONAL

Attended Jefferson City (Mo.) High School where he played just one year of prep football.

  • Worked at a manufacturing company after high school before enrolling in college to pursue football.
  • Graduated with a degree in communications.

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