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Corey Williams

Corey Williams with the Packers in 2007.
No. 99     Detroit Lions
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: August 17, 1980 (1980-08-17) (age 29)
Place of birth: Camden, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179
Debuted in 2004 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     199
Sacks     21.5
INTs     1
Stats at NFL.com

Corey Williams (born August 17, 1980 in Camden, Arkansas) is an American football defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL draft. He played college football at Arkansas State.

Williams has also played for the Cleveland Browns.

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College career

Williams played as a defensive lineman for Arkansas State from 2000-2003. He majored in sport management.

Professional career

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Green Bay Packers

Williams was originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round (179th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he played in 12 games and finished the season with 24 tackles. He made his NFL debut at the Carolina Panthers on September 13th. In the 2005 season he again played in 12 games and finished the season with 34 tackles.

In a November 5, 2006 game versus the Buffalo Bills, Williams turned in the first-ever three-sack game by a Packers defensive tackle. He finished the year with career highs in sacks (7) and tackles (47).

On September 16, 2007, Williams recorded the first interception of his NFL career, returning a Eli Manning pass 9 yards in a 35-13 victory over the New York Giants.[1]

Williams was voted the GMC Defensive Player of the Week for games played on November 18-19, 2007. Williams posted four solo tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles during the game.[2]

He finished the 2007 season with 51 tackles, a career-high.

Cleveland Browns

On February 20, 2008, the Packers placed the franchise tag on Williams.[3] Ten days later, Williams was traded to the Cleveland Browns for a second-round draft pick.[4]

Detroit Lions

On March 4, 2010, Williams was traded to the Detroit Lions along with a 7th round pick in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5]

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