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Willie Pile
№: 10     Toronto Argonauts
Date of birth: May 25, 1980 (1980-05-25) (age 29)
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: Import
Position(s): S/LB
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Jersey №: 10
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 252
Organizations
 As player:
2004
2004
2005–2006
2007–present
Kansas City Chiefs
Amsterdam Admirals
Dallas Cowboys
Toronto Argonauts
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Willie Marquis Pile (born May 25, 1980, in New York City, New York) is a Canadian football linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Pile has also been a member of the Amsterdam Admirals and Dallas Cowboys.

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High school career

Pile attended West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Virginia and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, Pile was named the Patriot District Offensive Player of the Year and the Northeast Region Offensive Player of the Year, and on defense, he posted eight interceptions and 96 tackles.[1]

College career

A three-year starter at free safety for the Virginia Tech Hokies, Pile finished his career with 267 tackles, 14 interceptions and 276 return yards.[2] In 2002, his senior year, against Miami Hurricanes, Pile intercepted a halfback pass from Jarrett Payton intended for Ken Dorsey and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. The interception would come while Tech was trailing 49-21 and sparked a rally that ultimately fell short as the Hokies lost 56-45.[3]

Professional career

Pile was drafted in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He played on the practice squad for Kansas City in 2003. In 2004, Pile played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe. He played in 16 games for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2004 season, recording 36 tackles and two pass deflections. In 2005, Pile played in 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys, recording 22 tackles.[4][5]

On February 23, 2007, Pile signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was set to become a free agent on February 16, 2009, but re-signed with the Argos before the deadline. Pile was Toronto's defensive leader in the 2008 Toronto Argonauts season with 75 tackles.[6]

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