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Roy Williams
SS #31
Height:
6-0
Weight:
222
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Union City, CA
Experience:
9
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 114 593 471 122 7.5 0 41 20 3 307 -- 85
2010 CIN 12 59 38 21 1 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 CIN 4 28 19 9 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 3 6 4 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 15 92 73 19 0 -- 5 2 0 10 5 10
2006 DAL 16 62 52 10 0 -- 9 5 0 33 6.6 27
2005 DAL 16 81 69 12 2.5 0 7 3 1 52 17.3 46
2004 DAL 16 94 73 21 0 -- 8 2 0 53 26.5 33
2003 DAL 16 72 55 17 2 -- 6 2 0 69 34.5 39
2002 DAL 16 99 88 11 2 0 3 5 2 90 18 85

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Bio

2010 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Ninth-year pro, five-time Pro Bowler with Dallas, finished second Bengals season … Played in 12 games (Games 1-4, 8-10 and 12-16), starting 11... Had 61 tackles and an interception ... Led team in fumble recoveries (three) ... Missed Games 5-7 due to knee injury suffered in Game 4, Oct. 3 at Cleveland and Game 11 due to concussion suffered in Game 10, Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo.

GAME-BY-GAME: Had five tackles Sept. 12 at New England … Three tackles Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore ... On Sept. 26 at Carolina, had four tackles and recovered a Jimmy Clausen fumble at Bengals 30 in first quarter ... Four tackles Oct. 3 at Cleveland … Returned to action with two tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh … Set up two TD drives in the Pittsburgh game, with recovery of Hines Ward fumble at Steelers 38 in second quarter and interception of Ben Roethlisberger pass at Bengals 49 in fourth quarter ... Two tackles Nov. 14 at Indianapolis, helping to hold Peyton Manning to season-low 185 passing yards and no TDs ... Three tackles Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo before suffering concussion ... Five tackles Dec. 5 vs. New Orleans ... Team-leading 11 tackles Dec. 12 at Pittsburgh ... Team-leading 10 tackles Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland ... Six tackles Dec. 26 vs. San Diego, and recovered fumble by RB Mike Tolbert at Chargers 34 in first quarter ... Tied for team lead with seven tackles Jan. 2 at Baltimore.

2010 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Ninth-year pro, five-time Pro Bowler with Dallas, finished second Bengals season … Played in 12 games (Games 1-4, 8-10 and 12-16), starting 11... Had 61 tackles and an interception ... Led team in fumble recoveries (three) ... Missed Games 5-7 due to knee injury suffered in Game 4, Oct. 3 at Cleveland and Game 11 due to concussion suffered in Game 10, Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo.

GAME-BY-GAME: Had five tackles Sept. 12 at New England … Three tackles Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore ... On Sept. 26 at Carolina, had four tackles and recovered a Jimmy Clausen fumble at Bengals 30 in first quarter ... Four tackles Oct. 3 at Cleveland … Returned to action with two tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh … Set up two TD drives in the Pittsburgh game, with recovery of Hines Ward fumble at Steelers 38 in second quarter and interception of Ben Roethlisberger pass at Bengals 49 in fourth quarter ... Two tackles Nov. 14 at Indianapolis, helping to hold Peyton Manning to season-low 185 passing yards and no TDs ... Three tackles Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo before suffering concussion ... Five tackles Dec. 5 vs. New Orleans ... Team-leading 11 tackles Dec. 12 at Pittsburgh ... Team-leading 10 tackles Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland ... Six tackles Dec. 26 vs. San Diego, and recovered fumble by RB Mike Tolbert at Chargers 34 in first quarter ... Tied for team lead with seven tackles Jan. 2 at Baltimore.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2009 - Led team in tackles (nine) in Bengals debut, Sept. 13 vs. Denver, and had a pass defensed … Recorded eight tackles and two passes defensed Sept. 20 at Green Bay … His eight tackles in win Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh included teaming with DT Jonathan Fanene to stop RB Willie Parker for no gain on third-and-goal from one-yard line in first quarter, forcing Steelers to settle for FG.

2008 — Played in Games 1-2, but suffered forearm fracture in Game 2, Sept. 15 vs. Philadelphia … Missed the next four games, and reinjured the forearm when he attempted to return to action on Oct. 19 at St. Louis … Was placed on Reserve/Injured list on Oct. 22.

2007 — His 115 tackles ranked second on team as Dallas posted 13-3 record for NFC East championship … Named to fifth consecutive Pro Bowl … Started his 92nd consecutive regular-season game Nov. 18 vs. Washington, leading team with 11 tackles, but his streak of starts ended Nov. 22 vs. N.Y. Jets when defense opened in three-CB formation … Had 11 tackles in division-clinching win Dec. 9 at Detroit … Missed his first pro game Dec. 22 at Carolina, on one-game league suspension for a horse-collar tackle on Dec. 16 vs. Philadelphia.

2006 — Led team with five INTs and earned fourth straight Pro Bowl trip while leading Dallas into playoffs with 9-7 record … Added two fumble recoveries and led team in total takeaways (seven) … Second on team in passes defensed (17) … His INT against Jake Delhomme set up game-clinching TD in Sunday night win Oct. 29 at Carolina … In win Nov. 19 vs. previously unbeaten Indianapolis, had his second career INT against Peyton Manning, swiping pass at Cowboys one on third-and-goal play in second quarter … Posted first postseason INT on 1-6-07 at Seattle.

2005 — Second on Cowboys in tackles (82) and had three INTs while earning third straight Pro Bowl nod … Tied for team lead in forced fumbles (three) … In overtime win Oct. 16 vs. N.Y. Giants, helped send game into the extra period when he forced and recovered a Brandon Jacobs fumble at goal line with 1:26 left in fourth quarter … Scored game-winning TD in Monday Nighter Nov. 14 at Philadelphia, returning INT 46 yards for a TD with 2:43 left in game to produce 21-20 final margin.

2004 — Earned second straight Pro Bowl berth while posting 106 tackles, second on team … Had career-high 14 tackles in Monday night win Sept. 27 at Washington … Helped lead effort of only 49 rushing yards allowed in Thanksgiving win Nov. 25 vs. Chicago.

2003 — Followed outstanding rookie season with an even better sophomore year, earning starter’s role in Pro Bowl while also earning All-Pro honors from the Associated Press and The Sporting News … Major force on NFL’s top-ranked defense as Cowboys went 10-6 for Wild Card playoff berth … In postseason debut on 1-3-04 at Carolina, had a forced fumble and finished third on team in tackles (eight).

2002 — Drafted by Dallas in first round (eighth overall) … Enjoyed immediate success, starting every game and tied for team lead in INTs (five); returned two INTs for TDs … Second on team in tackles (127), and tied for team lead in forced fumbles (three) and fumble recoveries (two) … Snagged first pro INT on Nov. 17 at Indianapolis, against QB Peyton Manning … Scored on an 85-yard INT return Dec. 29 at Washington, and also had a fumble recovery.     

COLLEGE: Played three seasons (1999-2001) at Oklahoma, entering NFL Draft after his junior year … Won dual major honors as a junior, copping Bronko Nagurski Award (nation’s top defender) and Jim Thorpe Award (top DB) … His ’01 totals included 101 tackles and five INTs, and he was also named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and earned consensus All-America recognition … Posted school career record of 27 passes defensed in addition to his nine career INTs … As a sophomore in 2000, played on unbeaten team that claimed national title with an Orange Bowl victory over Florida State.

IN THE COMMUNITY: Williams was the 2004 Cowboys team nominee for the NFL’s Walter Payton Award, due to a long record of service off the field … His Roy Williams Safety Net Foundation was formed to ensure that low-income, single-parent households in Dallas are provided with support and assistance … After signing his first pro contract, he made $100,000 contribution to University of Oklahoma for a strength-training facility that bears his name … Has worked with a wide range of community providers in the Dallas area, including United Way, Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Taste of the NFL and various hospitals … Has served as an NFL spokesman in the league’s national public service announcements for United Way.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Union City, Calif. … Attended James Logan High School, where he was PrepStar’s top-rated DB in western region and also played WR and QB … Sociology major at Oklahoma … His aunt, Vecepia Towery, was the winner in spring of 2002 of the CBS reality series “Survivor: Marquesas.”

 

 

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