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Xavier Williams
DL #94
Height:
6-2
Weight:
309
Age:
25
College:
Northern Iowa
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
20
SCK
0.5
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 28 22 6 0.5 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2017 ARI 10 1 20 16 4 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 ARI 8 1 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 ARI 4 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DET L 23-35 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @IND W 16-13 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 DAL L 17-28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 SF W 18-15 3 2 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @PHI L 7-34 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 TB W 38-33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @LA L 0-33 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @SF W 20-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 SEA L 16-22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @HOU L 21-31 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
12 JAX W 27-24 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 LA L 16-32 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 TEN W 12-7 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Pro Career: Signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on 5/5/15 and has played in 12 games (one start) in his first two seasons.

2016: Appeared in eight games with one start and collected 11 tackles, one for loss, two QB hits and two QB pressures … inactive six of the first eight games … recorded a career-best three tackles @ SF (10/6) … totaled two tackles, including one for loss vs. SF (11/13) … made first career start and had two tackles @ Min (11/20) … recorded two solo tackles @ Mia (12/11) … inactive the next two games … collected one solo tackle @ LAR (1/1/17).

Pro Career: Signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on 5/5/15 and has played in 12 games (one start) in his first two seasons.

2016: Appeared in eight games with one start and collected 11 tackles, one for loss, two QB hits and two QB pressures … inactive six of the first eight games … recorded a career-best three tackles @ SF (10/6) … totaled two tackles, including one for loss vs. SF (11/13) … made first career start and had two tackles @ Min (11/20) … recorded two solo tackles @ Mia (12/11) … inactive the next two games … collected one solo tackle @ LAR (1/1/17).

2015: After making the team as a rookie free agent, appeared in four games and had four tackles and one QB pressure … inactive in the first nine games and last three games of the season … made NFL debut and had his first career tackle vs. Cin (11/22) ... recorded one solo tackle and a QB pressure @ SF (11/29) … inactive in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) and NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

College: Played in 42 games (36 starts) in four seasons and totaled 224 tackles (106 solo), 15 sacks, 29.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble … ranked fifth in school history in career tackles for loss and set school single-season record with five blocked kicks in 2012 … two-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection (2013-14) … started all 14 games as a senior and was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award given to the top defensive player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision … collected a career-high 93 tackles, eight sacks and 14 tackles for loss … named a first-team All-American by College Sporting News and was invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game … also earned All-American honors from Sports Network (second team) and AP (third team) … played in all 12 games (11 starts) and finished third on the team with 74 tackles as a junior … added six sacks and 12 tackles for loss … started all 11 games as a sophomore in 2012, recording 50 tackles, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble while adding school-record five blocked kicks … as a redshirt freshman appeared in five games and had seven tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in 2011 … redshirted in 2010.

Personal: First name pronounced ‘ex-ZAVE-yer’ … a first-team all-conference selection at Grandview (MO) High School … named to the Suburban Mid-Six team in 2009 and earned first-team All-Metro honors … also a three-year starter and two-time state qualifier in wrestling … brother, Rod, played football at Northwest Missouri State and was part of the 2009 team that won the Division II National Championship … majored in Movement and Exercise Science.

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