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William Gay
CB #22
Height:
5-10
Weight:
190
Age:
29
College:
Louisville
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
43
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 410 340 70 5.0 0 67 8 113 -- 33 3 7 3
2014 PIT 11 8 43 35 8 0.0 0 9 2 61 30.5 33 2 0 --
2013 PIT 16 11 63 55 8 1.0 0 9 1 21 21 21 1 2 --
2012 ARI 16 15 57 45 12 1.0 -- 6 2 7 3.5 6 0 3 1
2011 PIT 16 15 61 49 12 0.0 -- 13 2 12 6 12 0 0 1
2010 PIT 16 4 48 40 8 2.0 -- 11 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 PIT 16 14 78 70 8 1.0 -- 10 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2008 PIT 16 4 41 33 8 0.0 -- 7 1 12 12 12 0 0 --
2007 PIT 16 0 19 13 6 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CLE W 30-27 3 3 0 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @BAL L 6-26 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CAR W 37-19 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 TB L 24-27 4 4 0 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @JAC W 17-9 2 2 0 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CLE L 10-31 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 HOU W 30-23 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 IND W 51-34 8 6 2 -- 0 1 1 33 33 33 1 0 --
9 BAL W 43-23 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @NYJ L 13-20 7 5 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @TEN W 27-24 3 2 1 -- 0 1 1 28 28 28 1 0 --

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Biography

William Gay
Cornerback

PRO (118-66/8-3): Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 4, 2013…released by the Arizona Cardinals on March 1, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent (from Pittsburgh) on March 25, 2012…re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on August 4, 2011…re-signed a one-year contract by the Steelers on April 16, 2010…originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft…has never missed a game in his NFL career, and his 112 consecutive games played is the longest current streak in the NFL for cornerbacks.

William Gay
Cornerback

PRO (118-66/8-3): Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 4, 2013…released by the Arizona Cardinals on March 1, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent (from Pittsburgh) on March 25, 2012…re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on August 4, 2011…re-signed a one-year contract by the Steelers on April 16, 2010…originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft…has never missed a game in his NFL career, and his 112 consecutive games played is the longest current streak in the NFL for cornerbacks.

2014 (6-3):

  • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Led the team with two pass breakups…also tied for the team lead with two special teams stops.
  • 9/21 at Carolina: Extended his consecutive games played streak to 115, which is the longest active consecutive games played streak in the NFL among cornerbacks…led the team with two pass breakups.
  • 9/28 vs. Tampa Bay: Tied a career-high with four pass breakups.
  • 10/5 vs. Jacksonville: Made his 50th career start as a Steeler.
  • 10/12 at Cleveland: Extended his consecutive games played streak to 118, which is the longest active consecutive games played streak in the NFL among defensive backs.

2013 (16-11)(Pit): William Gay layed in all 16 games, making 11 starts…finished fourth on the team in tackles (67) and pass breakups (9)…tied for second on the team with two forced fumbles…scored his first career touchdown in the regular season, a 21-yard interception return 11/24 at Cleveland.

  • 9/22 vs. Chicago: Led the defensive backs with nine tackles…added one forced fumble, the sixth of his career.  
  • 9/29 vs. Minnesota (London): Played in his 100th career game and 100th consecutive game.
  • 11/10 vs. Buffalo: Recorded a team-high and season-high 10 tackles.  
  • 11/24 at Cleveland: Returned an interception 21 yards for a touchdown to make it 27-3 late in the fourth quarter…marked the longest interception return of his career and the first he returned for a touchdown…marked his sixth career interception during the regular season...sacked and forced a fumble of QB Jason Campbell that was recovered by S Will Allen and returned to the Cleveland four-yard line…the Steelers scored on the next play to go ahead, 20-3…marked his seventh career forced fumble in the regular season and fourth as a Steeler…marked his fifth sack of his career, fourth as a Steeler and first since 12/2/12 at N.Y. Jets when he played for the Arizona Cardinals. 
  • 12/8 vs. Miami: Tied for the lead in tackles (5) for defensive backs.

2012 (16-15): William Gay started 15-of-16 games at cornerback, recording 60 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups…added a career-high three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack…9/9 vs. Seattle: Led the defensive backs with seven tackles and added a forced fumble in his Cardinals debut…9/16 at New England: Tied for the lead among the defensive backs with five tackles and added two pass breakups…9/23 vs. Philadelphia: Led the defensive backs with six tackles…10/14 vs. Buffalo: Recovered RB Fred Jackson’s fumble on the first play of the game…10/29 vs. San Francisco: Led the defensive backs with five solo tackles…11/4 at Green Bay: Recorded his first interception of the season, picking off QB Aaron Rodgers on the first play of the second quarter…11/18 at Atlanta: Picked off QB Matt Ryan in the first quarter for his second interception of the season…led the defensive backs with six tackles and had one forced fumble…12/2 at N.Y. Jets: Recorded his first sack of the season, taking down QB Mark Sanchez for a nine-yard loss in the third quarter…12/30 at San Francisco: Forced his third fumble of the season on RB LaMichael James in the third quarter.  

2011 (16-15/1-1): William Gay started 15-of-16 games at cornerback…totaled 56 tackles, two interceptions and 13 passes defensed…added his second career fumble recovery…9/11 at Baltimore: Had one special teams tackle…9/18 vs. Seattle: Started at LCB in place of injured CB Bryant McFadden…had four tackles and two pass breakups…was part of a defense that held the Seahawks to 159 passing yards…9/25 at Indianapolis: Was part of a defense that held the Colts to 153 yards passing…11/6 vs. Baltimore: Made his 30th career start at CB…had five tackles and one pass breakup…recorded his first fumble recovery of the season and second of his career when LB James Harrison sacked and stripped QB Joe Flacco…11/13 at Cincinnati: Played in his 75th career game…recorded the second interception of his career, picking off QB Andy Dalton with 2:27 left in the fourth quarter…added a team-high three pass breakups…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Started at LCB…had six tackles…recorded his second interception of the season and third of his career…12/24 vs. St. Louis: Had six tackles and one pass breakup…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Started at LCB in a postseason contest for the third time in his career…had five tackles.   

2010 (16-4/3-2): William Gay saw action at CB and on special teams for all 16 regular-season games, starting four of them (vs. Oakland, at Buffalo, at Baltimore and vs. Cincinnati)…finished with 46 tackles, a career-high two sacks and one forced fumble…led the team with 15 pass breakups…added a career-high 13 special teams tackles…was part of a defense that had 21 interceptions…saw action in all three postseason contests, starting two of them…posted his first career postseason touchdown as he scooped up a Jets’ fumble and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown late in the first half in the AFC Championship Game…finished the postseason with seven tackles and tied for the team-high in pass breakups with three…9/12 vs. Atlanta: Had one special teams tackle...9/19 at Tennessee: Played in his 50th career game…was a part of a defense that forced six Titans’ turnovers…9/26 at Tampa Bay: Recorded his first sack of the season and the second sack of his career, taking down QB Josh Freeman for a seven-yard loss…added two special teams tackles…10/3 vs. Baltimore: Had two special teams tackles…10/17 vs. Cleveland: Was part of a defense that forced three Browns’ turnovers and had five sacks…added one special teams tackle…10/24 at Miami: Had one special teams tackle…11/8 at Cincinnati: Had three QB pressures and had three pass breakups…blocked a punt on the Bengals’ first possession of the game, which was the first punt blocked by the Steelers since LB Andre Frazier blocked a punt at Washington on Nov. 3, 2008…added one special teams tackle…11/21 vs. Oakland: Had two special teams tackles…11/28 at Buffalo: Forced his first fumble of the season on RB Fred Jackson…led the team with four pass breakups…added one special teams tackle…12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Posted an eight-yard sack in the second quarter on QB Carson Palmer, his second of the season…added one special teams tackle…12/23 vs. Carolina: Had one special teams tackle…1/2 at Cleveland: Had two tackles and two pass breakups…was part of a defense that forced three Browns’ turnovers and had four sacks…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Played in his fifth career postseason contest in the secondary and on special teams…had one tackle and one pass breakup…saw significant action in place of injured CB Bryant McFadden…was part of a defense that held the Ravens to 125 yards passing and forced three turnovers…AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Made his first career start in the secondary in the postseason…had four tackles and one pass breakup…posted his first career postseason touchdown as he scooped up a Jets’ fumble and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown late in the first half…Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Made his second career postseason start in the secondary…had two tackles and one pass breakup.

2009 (16-14): William Gay started 14-of-16 games at cornerback…led the team with 16 pass breakups…also recorded a career-high 91 tackles and his first career sack…added five special teams tackles…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Finished with six solo tackles and one pass defense…added one special teams tackle…9/20 at Chicago: Recorded 10 tackles, marking the first time he recorded double-digit tackles in a game…10/4 vs. San Diego: Led the team with three pass break ups…added one special teams tackle…10/11 at Detroit: Recorded eight solo tackles and added two QB pressures…recorded his first career sack, taking down QB Daunte Culpepper for a five-yard loss…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Recorded 11 solo tackles and one pass breakup, marking the second time of the season he recorded 10+ tackles in a game…added one special teams tackle…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded eight solo tackles and three pass breakups…added one special teams tackle…11/29 at Baltimore: Recorded a career-high 12 solo tackles…12/6 vs. Oakland: Recorded five solo tackles and one pass breakup before leaving the game with a head injury in the fourth quarter…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Recorded six solo tackles and two pass breakups…1/3 at Miami: Recorded one special teams tackle.

2008 (16-4/3-0): William Gay saw action in all 16 contests, making four starts (vs. San Diego, vs. Cincinnati, at New England and vs. Dallas)…totaled 38 tackles, one interception and 11 pass breakups in the regular season...added nine special teams tackles in the regular season…saw action in all three postseason contests, recording one tackle…added one tackle on special teams…9/7 vs. Houston: Had one special teams tackle…9/21 at Philadelphia: Finished with five tackles and one pass defense…10/5 at Jacksonville: Had one special teams tackle…10/19 at Cincinnati: Saw extensive action in the secondary after injuries to Troy Polamalu and Bryant McFadden…recorded two tackles and one pass breakup…recorded one tackle on special teams…11/3 at Washington: Had two special teams tackles…11/16 vs. San Diego: Made his first career start at CB…11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Made his second consecutive start at CB…finished with six tackles and one pass defense…added one special teams tackle…11/30 at New England: Made his third consecutive start at CB…recorded four solo tackles and had two pass defenses…added one special teams tackle…12/7 vs. Dallas: Made his fourth consecutive start at CB…finished with four solo tackles and two pass defenses…added one special teams tackle…12/14 at Baltimore: Registered his first career interception at the end of the game to secure the Steelers’ victory, picking off QB Joe Flacco…12/21 at Tennessee: Had one special teams tackle…AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Recovered his first career postseason fumble on special teams on S Eric Weddle’s muffed punt in the third quarter…AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Played in his third consecutive postseason game as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor…Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made one solo tackle and added one special teams tackle.

2007 (16-0/1-0): William Gay played in all 16 contests and the AFC Wild Card Game versus Jacksonville as a reserve defensive back and on special teams…finished with five tackles, two pass defenses and a fumble recovery…tied for third on the team with 11 special teams tackles...9/9 at Cleveland: Saw action at CB in his first NFL game…recorded his first career fumble recovery and added one pass defensed...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Had two special teams tackles…9/30 at Arizona: Had one special teams tackle...10/7 vs. Seattle: Registered one special teams tackle…10/21 at Denver: Registered his first two NFL tackles…added one special teams tackle…11/18 at N.Y. Jets: Had one special teams tackle…12/9 at New England: Registered one solo tackle on defense...12/30 at Baltimore: Had one special teams tackle...AFC Wild Card Game 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action in his first playoff game.

COLLEGE: William Gay appeared in 46 games with 36 starts for the Cardinals. 2006: Selected first-team All-Big East Conference…started all 13 games…finished second on the team with 60 tackles and finished first with six interceptions and added 13 passes defensed…helped team to a FedEx Orange Bowl victory over Wake Forest. 2005: Started nine games…had 20 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. 2004: Started 11 games…recorded 21 tackles and for pass breakups. 2003: Named to Conference USA All-Freshman team…appeared in all 11 games, making three starts…had 33 tackles, one interception and led the team with eight pass breakups.

PERSONAL: William Gay attended Rickards High School (Tallahassee, Fla.) where he played quarterback, wide receiver and safety…passed for 1,035 yards and seven touchdowns, had 1,237 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns and added 82 tackles, 14 passes defensed and nine interceptions as a senior…earned co-MVP honors and earned first-team all-Big Bend area honors as a senior…totaled more than 1,200 all-purpose yards and 12 TDs as a junior…also ran track…son of Corine Hall…Full name: William Gay.  

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