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Dan Williams
DT #92
Height:
6-2
Weight:
327
Age:
27
College:
Tennessee
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
12
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 137 99 38 1.0 0 7 1 2 -- 2 1 0 1
2014 ARI 7 5 12 10 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 ARI 14 10 23 15 8 1.0 0 2 1 2 2 2 1 0 --
2012 ARI 15 11 44 33 11 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 ARI 10 10 20 14 6 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 ARI 15 0 38 27 11 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 SD W 18-17 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @NYG W 25-14 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 SF W 23-14 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DEN L 20-41 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 WAS W 30-20 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @OAK W 24-13 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 PHI W 24-20 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals first-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft and the 26th overall pick, Williams was the fourth defensive tackle taken in the draft.

• Recorded his first career sack, INT and TD during 2013 season. Had two-yard INT return for TD in season opener at St. Louis and notched his first sack in season finale against San Francisco.

• Appeared in 15 games with a career-high 11 starts in 2012, establishing a career high with 41 tackles on the season.

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals first-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft and the 26th overall pick, Williams was the fourth defensive tackle taken in the draft.

• Recorded his first career sack, INT and TD during 2013 season. Had two-yard INT return for TD in season opener at St. Louis and notched his first sack in season finale against San Francisco.

• Appeared in 15 games with a career-high 11 starts in 2012, establishing a career high with 41 tackles on the season.

Pro Career: The Cardinals first-round selection (26th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft, Williams has appeared in 54 games (31 starts) over his first four seasons. During the 2011 campaign, he suffered a broken arm and was placed on injured reserve on 11/22/11.

2013: Played in 14 games with 10 starts, recording 34 tackles, including two for loss … also notched his first career sack and INT, which he returned for a TD … added five QB pressures, four QB hits and a pass defensed … scored his first career TD when he intercepted a deflected Sam Bradford pass and returned it two yards for a score in the third quarter @ StL (9/8); marked his first career INT and first TD of any kind at any level; added three tackles and one QB pressure … inactive due to the death of his father in an auto accident @ NO (9/22) and @ TB (9/29) … returned to action and collected two tackles and one QB hit vs. Car (10/6) … started and collected five tackles @ SF (10/13) … had three tackles and a QB hit vs. Sea (10/17) … had one QB pressure vs. Atl (10/27) … led the D-line with five tackles on only 16 plays vs. Hou (11/10); also had one QB pressure … recorded a season-high six tackles @ Jax (11/17) … collected two solo tackles vs. Ind (11/24) … played in his 50th career game and had two QB hits @ Phi (12/1) … had one QB pressure vs. StL (12/8) … assisted on one tackle @ Ten (12/15) … tied his season high with four solo tackles, including one for loss @ Sea (12/22) … recorded his first career sack, taking down Colin Kaepernick for a 13-yard loss in the fourth quarter vs. SF (12/29); added three tackles, including one for loss, a pass defensed and a QB hit.

2012: Played in 15 games and made a career-high 11 starts … recorded a career-best 41 tackles and had one fumble recovery and one pass defensed … recovered a Michael Vick fumble that was forced by Sam Acho in the second quarter vs. Phi (9/23); marked his first career fumble recovery … collected two tackles and had a QB hit vs. Mia (9/30) ... posted four tackles @ GB (11/4) … had one tackle and one pass defensed @ Atl (11/18) … led the D-line with four tackles, including a team-best two for loss vs. StL (11/25) … established a new career high with a team-leading 10 tackles @ NYJ (12/2); also matched his previous career high with six solo tackles … started but left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury @ Sea (12/9) … inactive (hamstring) vs. Det (12/16) … collected four tackles vs. Chi (12/23) … led the D-line with eight tackles, including one for loss, and had one QB hit @ SF (12/30); reached 100 career tackles.

2011: Started the first 10 games of the season before suffering a broken arm that ended his year … collected 22 tackles and two passes defensed … made first career start and led the defensive line with four solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the season opener vs. Car (9/11) … had one tackle and one pass defensed @ Was (9/18) … totaled two tackles and had one QB hit vs. NYG (10/2) … collected three tackles @ Min (10/9) … registered three tackles @ Bal (10/30) … had one QB pressure vs. StL (11/6) … totaled six unassisted tackles and had one pass defensed @ SF (11/20); suffered a broken arm in the fourth quarter … placed on injured reserve (arm) on 11/22.

2010: Played in 15 games as a rookie, totaling 37 tackles, two passes defensed and a forced fumble … recorded one tackle and one forced fumble in first NFL game @ StL (9/12) … recorded two tackles vs. Oak (9/26) and was part of a defense that held the Raiders to one TD in five trips to the red zone … inactive @ SD (10/3) … recorded five tackles vs. TB (10/31) … totaled two tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Sea (11/14) … registered one tackle and first career pass defensed @ KC (11/21) … led D-line with a career-high six tackles vs. SF (11/29) … for the second straight week, led the D-line with a then career-best six tackles vs. StL (12/5) … recorded two tackles and one pass defensed vs. Dal (12/25) … had one tackle in the season finale @ SF (1/2/11).

College: Started 32 of 45 games for the Vols and recorded 160 tackles, seven sacks, 25 tackles for loss and 22 QB pressures … recovered one fumble, had a pass defensed and blocked a FG attempt … started all 13 games at right DT as a senior in ’09 and recorded a career-high 70 tackles to lead all defensive linemen … added nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and nine QB pressures, earning AP All-SEC first-team honors … made 68 plays against the run during the season, stopping ball carriers behind the line of scrimmage nine times and stopping them for no gain five times … made 12 plays against the run inside the red zone, including two stops on goal-line stands … appeared in 12 games with nine starts at right DT as a junior … led all defensive linemen with 48 tackles and added 1.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss and nine QB pressures while also adding one pass defensed … part of a Vols defense that ranked 10th in the nation in scoring defense (16.7 ppg) and third nationally in total defense (263.5 ypg) … after playing his freshman season at left DT, switched to right DT for his sophomore season and appeared in all 14 games (10 starts) … started seven of the season’s final eight games … finished with 40 tackles and added two sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and three QB pressures while also recording the first FG block of his career at Kentucky … saw action in six games at left DT as a freshman, including in each of the final three contests … shared the Andy Spiva Award as the most improved player during spring drills … redshirted in 2005.

Personal: Attended Memphis East (Memphis, TN) High School where he helped his team reach the state playoffs in each of his final two seasons … earned AP All-State honors as a senior in 2004, totaling 132 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … as a junior, totaled 85 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries and was all-metro, all-region and the most valuable defensive lineman … Legal Studies major.

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