Twelfth-year pro played his eighth Bengals season, and is longest-tenured member of offensive line, but was placed Dec. 12 on Reserve/Injured list after suffering ankle fracture Dec. 11 vs. Houston ... The Dec. 18 St. Louis game was his first missed Bengals game for a football-injury reason ... Through 13 games, helped offense to season-ending ranking of tied for fourth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25) ... Has started 120 games at RG (including postseason) since joining Cincinnati in 2004 ... Has twice helped team set club records for fewest sacks allowed, as mark was set in 2005 at 21 and re-set in ’07 at 17 ... Voted by teammates and athletic training staff as Bengals 2009 winner of Ed Block Courage Award.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Started Games 5-13 at RG, before being placed Dec. 12 on reserve/injured list with broken ankle … Opened season on a four-game (Games 1-4) suspension levied by NFL, for violation regarding performance-enhancing substances ... Through Week 14, contributed to pass protection effort that ranked tied for third in NFL in sacks allowed (21) … Rejoined team Oct. 3 on a roster exemption and was added to roster Oct. 6 ... On Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, supported pass-protection effort that held Colts for the first time this season without a sack … On Nov. 20 at Baltimore, helped lead blocking effort for 483 yards of net offense … On Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, helped lead protection effort for 389 yards of total offense, including 106 rushing yards by RB Cedric Benson.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Became an unrestricted free agent on March 5, and then re-signed with Bengals on April 12 … Aided possession time of 36:22 in win Sept. 26 at Carolina … Aided offensive outputs of 469 yards Oct. 24 at Atlanta (most by the team since Game 2 of 2007), and 413 yards Oct. 3 at Cleveland … Supported 144 rushing yards by Cedric Benson, on Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay … Supported 124-yard rushing game by Benson on Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo … Aided 38:03 possession time and 188-yard team rushing output Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, both season bests … Supported 371-net yard performance with no sacks allowed Dec. 26 vs. San Diego.
2009 - Aided 141-yard rushing game by Cedric Benson on Sept. 20 at Green Bay … Helped lead fourth-quarter drives of 85 and 71 yards during comeback win Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh … Helped support a 5.1-yard team rushing average Oct. 4 at Cleveland … On Oct. 11 at Baltimore, helped limit Ravens to one sack while helping Benson (27-for-120) become first player to rush for 100 yards against Baltimore in 40 games … On Oct. 18 vs. Houston, had a key block to spring a 10-yard TD run by Benson … Helped Benson rush for a career-high 189 yards Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, while also aiding a sack-free performance up front … On Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, helped offense control line of scrimmage for fourth-quarter FG drives of 50 and 54 yards to get Cincinnati’s winning six-point margin … On Dec. 6 vs. Detroit, supported third straight game of more than 38 minutes possession time (38:48) … On Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, supported Benson’s 133-yard game for his Bengals-record sixth 100-yard game of season … Supported Benson for Bengals postseason-record 169 rushing yards in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets.
2008 - Had a key block on Chris Perry’s 25-yard TD run Sept. 21 at N.Y. Giants ... Also at Giants, prevented a turnover by recovering a Carson Palmer fumble at Bengals nine-yard line in first quarter ... On Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, helped open a hole for Cedric Benson’s seven-yard TD run, and was key as line paved the way for 159 rushing yards (5.5-yard avg.) ... In win Dec. 14 vs. Washington, helped line lead the way for 310 net yards offense, second-highest of year behind 347 in OT at N.Y. Giants ... On Dec. 21 at Cleveland, paved the way for 191 rushing yards, including 171 by Benson ... Aided Benson’s 111-yard rushing game Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City and helped team post season highs for rushing yards (204) and possession time (37:39).
2007 - Part of pass protection unit that ended season with three straight games of no sacks allowed ... Team's 17 sacks allowed on the season broke team record of 21 set in 2005 ... Bengals ranked second in NFL in '07 in fewest sacks allowed, behind only New Orleans (16) ... Williams also had a fumble recovery, keeping alive a TD drive in win Nov. 25 vs. Tennessee when he covered a Rudi Johnson fumble at Titans three in fourth quarter ... Aided offensive output of 531 yards on Sept. 16 at Cleveland ... On Oct. 21 vs. N.Y. Jets, helped offense to its most balanced output of the season, with 218 yards passing and 177 rushing for 395 total ... ... On Nov. 25 vs. Tennessee, blocked for season's second-most net yards (426), and had key block on Johnson's five-yard run for game's first TD ... On Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis, aided in season-high rushing output of 192 yards and only one sack of Carson Palmer.
2006 - On Sept. 17 vs. Cleveland helped offense pile up 481 net yards, including 145 rushing yards from Rudi Johnson ... On Oct. 22 vs. Carolina, part of offensive line effort that produced 101 rushing yards for Johnson ... On Nov. 12 vs. San Diego, helped offense produce season-high 545 yards, and a career-high 440 yards passing from Carson Palmer ... In first game back from appendectomy, Dec. 10 vs. Oakland, helped key line performance of no sacks allowed while supporting 117 rushing yards from Johnson, and had a key block on nine-yard Johnson TD run in first quarter ... On Dec. 24 at Denver, part of offensive line effort which blocked for 129 rushing yards from Johnson.
2005 - Helped offense set two-pronged record with 21 sacks allowed ... The total of 21 broke a mark of 24 that was established in the 14-game seasons of 1972 and '73 ... The average of 1.31 sacks allowed per game broke a mark of 1.56 that was established in 1995 (25 in 16 games) ... On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, helped pave way for 420 yards net offense, most for Bengals in season opener since 1984, including 126 rushing yards by RB Rudi Johnson ... Helped offense produce 504 yards, tied for most in last 63 games, Sept. 18 vs. Minnesota, including no sacks of QB Carson Palmer ... Despite playing much of Nov. 20 Indy game after suffering a rib contusion that caused him to miss his only offensive snap of the year, he helped key a line performance that QB Palmer termed "unbelievable," as offense totaled 492 yards with Palmer sacked only once by league's leading pass rush ... Part of an offensive line that held the Ravens to no sacks and helped amass 437 yards total offense Nov. 27 vs. Baltimore ... Supported 324-yard offensive effort in crucial win Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, with Palmer sacked just once ... Supported season-high 169-yard rushing total by Johnson on Dec. 11 vs. Cleveland ... Paved way for offense's 426 net yards in division-clinching win Dec. 18 at Detroit, including Johnson's second straight 100-yard rushing performance (24-117) and Palmer's three TD passes ... Supported offense's 327 yards in playoff 1-8-06 vs. Pittsburgh, with 56 percent third-down efficiency (9-of-16).
2004 - Signed March 26 with Bengals as unrestricted free agent ... Played all 1038 offensive snaps on the season, only Cincinnati player on offense or defense to play every snap with his unit ... Part of starting line that fueled three consecutive games of 450-plus offensive yards, in Games 11-13, first such streak in franchise history ... Contributor to pass protection allowing only 12 sacks in last nine games ... Paved the way for Rudi Johnson's club record (since broken) of 1454 rushing yards , breaking mark of 1435 set by Corey Dillon in 2000 ... Protected Carson Palmer Sept. 12 at N.Y. Jets as Palmer posted 105.2 passer rating in his playing debut ... Supported 123-yard rushing effort by Johnson Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh, most rushing yards by a Bengal at Pittsburgh since James Brooks had 127 in 1989 ... Supported Johnson's 202 yards rushing Nov. 28 vs. Cleveland, second-most yards in NFL in '04.
2003 - Played in all 16 Eagles games for second straight season ... Started at RG in Games 5 and 7-16, and also started at RG in both Philadelphia postseason games ... Took over starting RG job after Jermane Mayberry was lost for season with elbow injury ... Williams's run-blocking contributed to Eagles' No. 9 NFL rank in rushing yards (125.9 per game) ... Eagles scored at least one rushing TD in each of his 10 starts ... Key performer in pass protection as team allowed only 1.9 sacks per game in the second half of the season ... Contributed to line performance of no sacks allowed as Eagles completed 24-of-34 passes for 249 yards in victory Dec. 27 at Washington that clinched NFC East title and first-round playoff bye.
2002 - Played in all 16 games and both playoff contests on the FG and PAT teams.
2001 - Inactive for Games 1-15 ... Made NFL debut as the starting RG as Eagles won season finale Jan. 6 at Tampa Bay ... Inactive for all three postseason games.
2000 - Drafted by Philadelphia in second round (61st overall) ... Signed July 17 ... Inactive for all regular season and postseason games while making the transition from college tackle to NFL guard.
COLLEGE: Started at T for the last 35 games of his career at Arkansas ... As a senior, earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors, playing on a line that led the SEC in fewest sacks allowed (14), while helping the offense amass 4067 total yards.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Jefferson, Texas … Attended Jefferson High School, and earned East Texas Lineman of Year honors as a senior … Was all-district as a prep basketball player; also lettered in track … Majored in vocational education at Arkansas … Married (wife Anjeanise), with two children, Brandon and Tiana … Enjoys playing pool.