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Vince Williams
LB #98
Height:
6-1
Weight:
233
Age:
26
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Davenport, FL
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 142 102 40 0.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 3
2015 PIT 16 0 46 34 12 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2014 PIT 16 2 43 28 15 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 PIT 15 11 53 40 13 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @NE L 21-28 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 SF W 43-18 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @STL W 12-6 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BAL L 20-23 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @SD W 24-20 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 ARI W 25-13 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @KC L 13-23 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 CIN L 10-16 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 OAK W 38-35 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
10 CLE W 30-9 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @SEA L 30-39 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 IND W 45-10 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
14 @CIN W 33-20 5 3 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 DEN W 34-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @BAL L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @CLE W 28-12 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO (47-13/3-0): Vince Williams signed a four-year contract with the Steelers on May 20, 2013…Drafted by the Steelers with their second of two selections in the sixth round (206thoverall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2015 (16-0/2-0): Vince Williams recorded 11 special teams tackles in the regular season (two, 11/1 vs. Cincinnati and 12/13 at Cincinnati, and one, 9/10 at New England, 9/20 vs. San Francisco, 10/18 vs. Arizona, 11/8 vs. Oakland, 11/15 vs. Cleveland, 11/29 at Seattle and 1/3 at Cleveland) and one in the postseason 1/9 at Cincinnati.

  • 11/8 vs. Oakland: Recovered his first career fumble on special teams on the final kickoff.
  • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Recovered his second career fumble on defense that was forced by LB James Harrison.
  • 12/13 at Cincinnati: Recorded his first career half-sack that he split with DL Daniel McCullers.
PRO (47-13/3-0): Vince Williams signed a four-year contract with the Steelers on May 20, 2013…Drafted by the Steelers with their second of two selections in the sixth round (206thoverall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2015 (16-0/2-0): Vince Williams recorded 11 special teams tackles in the regular season (two, 11/1 vs. Cincinnati and 12/13 at Cincinnati, and one, 9/10 at New England, 9/20 vs. San Francisco, 10/18 vs. Arizona, 11/8 vs. Oakland, 11/15 vs. Cleveland, 11/29 at Seattle and 1/3 at Cleveland) and one in the postseason 1/9 at Cincinnati.

  • 11/8 vs. Oakland: Recovered his first career fumble on special teams on the final kickoff.
  • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Recovered his second career fumble on defense that was forced by LB James Harrison.
  • 12/13 at Cincinnati: Recorded his first career half-sack that he split with DL Daniel McCullers.

2014 (16-3/1-0): Vince Williams saw action in all 16 games with three starts in the regular season…made his postseason debut vs. Baltimore in the AFC Wild Card Game…totaled a career high four special teams tackles 11/17 at Tennessee and 12/21 vs. Kansas City, three, 10/5 at Jacksonville, and one, 10/26 vs. Indianapolis, 11/2 vs. Baltimore, 11/9 at N.Y. Jets and 12/28 vs. Cincinnati.

  • 12/21 vs. Kansas City: Recorded his first career fumble recovery that was forced by rookie DE Stephon Tuitt.

2013 (15-11): Played in 15 games, making 11 starts…inactive 9/8 vs. Tennessee.

  • 9/16 at Cincinnati: Made his NFL debut…recorded the first five tackles of his NFL career.
  • 9/29 at Minnesota (London): Made his first career start…led the team with a career-high 10 tackles.
  • 11/3 at New England: Made at least five tackles for the seventh straight game…left the game in the fourth quarter with a concussion and did not return.        
  • 11/24 at Cleveland: Tied for second on the team with five tackles.

COLLEGE: Vince Williams played in 50 games, starting 26 games during his final two seasons…recorded 140 tackles, three sacks, 13.5 TFLs, one fumble recovery, seven passes defensed and one interception…earned All-ACC Honorable Mention, Phil Steele Postseason All-ACC second team honors and was an Under Armour Senior Bowl selection all as a senior…majored in creative writing and sociology. 2012: Started all 14 games at middle linebacker...helped Florida State's defense lead the nation in yards allowed per play, rank second nationally in total defense, and rank in the top six nationally in scoring defense, rushing defense, pass defense, pass efficiency defense and opponent three-and-outs…finished fourth on the team with 59 tackles as he eclipsed 50 tackles for the second straight season...recorded five or more tackles in seven of his 14 games...set a career-high with 10 tackles in the Orange Bowl win over Northern Illinois, which included his first sack of the season...set a career high with 6.5 TFLs on the season, and set a new career best with two stops behind the line in the ACC Championship Game win over Georgia Tech...named one of four team captains and given the Leadership Award on defense at the team's annual banquet. 2011: Started 12-of-13 games at middle linebacker…ranked fifth on the team with 54 tackles…also added five TFLs, two sacks, one interception and three pass break-ups...received one of two awards for best attitude on the defense at the team's annual banquet. 2010: Saw his first playing time since the 2008 season, when he missed all of the 2009 season with a back injury...played in 11-of-14 games, recording 17 tackles. 2009: Granted a medical redshirt due to a back injury. 2008: Played in 12 games as a true freshman…graduated early from high school and enrolled in January 2008, which allowed him to attend spring practice.

PERSONAL: Vince Williams attended Ridge Community High School (Davenport, Fla.)…earned a four-star ranking as an inside linebacker as a high school senior...named Polk County Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and all-county honors as a sophomore...amassed almost 300 tackles with 48 TFLs and 25 sacks over three varsity seasons...earned 3A second-team All-State honors as a senior...co-MVP of the Scout.com combine in Jacksonville...son of Mark and Vel Williams…Full name: Vincenzo Jerard Williams.

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  • HIGHLIGHT: Harrison creates Hasselbeck fumble

    (00:00:33:12) By NFL.com - Posted Dec 6, 2015

    LB James Harrison creates Hasselbeck fumble; recovered by Steelers

  • Vince Williams on backs on backers

    (2:33) Posted Jul 30, 2015

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams talks about the first backs on backers drill of training camp and how he has been progressing.

  • 2nd Year Status: Vince Williams

    (4:22) Posted Aug 15, 2014

    As linebacker Vince Williams begins his second year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he is expected to make major contributions on the field. Missi Matthews, Bob Labriola, and Mike Prisuta detail his keys to success in 2014.

  • LIVE: Status of the 2013 Draft Class

    Posted Aug 12, 2014

    Bob Labriola, Missi Matthews, and Mike Prisuta break down each member of the Steelers' 2013 draft class, and their status as they prepare to enter the 2014 season.