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Willie Colon
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Height:
6-3
Weight:
315
College:
Hofstra
Experience:
7
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 78 78
2013 NYJ 16 16
2012 PIT 11 11
2011 PIT 1 1
2009 PIT 16 16
2008 PIT 16 16
2007 PIT 16 16
2006 PIT 2 2

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Biography

PRO (62-62/4-4): Placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on September 13, 2011, with a torn tricep and missed the remainder of the 2011 season…signed a five-year deal with the Steelers on July 29, 2011... placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on July 21, 2010 with an Achilles injury and missed the entire 2010 season…re-signed his one-year contract tender on April 16, 2010...signed a one-year contract on March 11, 2009...originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (131st overall) in the 2006 Draft.

PRO (62-62/4-4): Placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on September 13, 2011, with a torn tricep and missed the remainder of the 2011 season…signed a five-year deal with the Steelers on July 29, 2011... placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on July 21, 2010 with an Achilles injury and missed the entire 2010 season…re-signed his one-year contract tender on April 16, 2010...signed a one-year contract on March 11, 2009...originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (131st overall) in the 2006 Draft.

2012 (11-11): 9/9 at Denver: Made first career start at LG…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Started at LG…helped block for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 275 yards and two touchdowns…9/23 at Oakland: Started at LG…helped block for a Steelers offense that scored two touchdown drives of 80+ yards (81 and 85)…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Started at LG…was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack…10/11 at Tennessee: Started at LG…helped block for a Steelers’ offense that gained 412 total net yards…10/21 at Cincinnati: Started at LG…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain a season-high 167 yards on the ground…10/28 vs. Washington: Started at LG…helped block for a Steelers offense that gained 330 total net yards for the sixth straight contest…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Started at LG…was part of an offensive line that helped control the football for 35:15…helped block for the Steelers’ rushing attack to gain 158 yards on the ground…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Made his 60th career NFL start and ninth start of the season at LG…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Started his 10th straight contest at LG…helped block for a Steelers rushing attack that has gained 130+ yards in four of the last five games…11/25 at Cleveland: Dressed but did not play, snapping a streak of 10 consecutive starts at LG…was hampered by a knee injury late in the week in practice…12/2 at Baltimore: Dressed but did not play…12/9 vs. San Diego: Returned to the starting lineup after missing two games with a knee injury…left the game in the second quarter with a left knee injury and did not return…12/16 at Dallas: Inactive due to a left knee injury.

2011 (1-1/0-0): Saw action and started in one game before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List with a torn tricep…9/11 at Baltimore: Started at RT after missing the entire 2010 season with an Achilles injury…helped block for a Steelers’ offense to gain 312 total yards and for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for a game-high 280 yards…9/13: Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on September 13, 2011 with a torn tricep.  

2010 (0-0/0-0): Missed the entire 2010 season after being placed on the Reserve/Injured List on July 21, 2010 due to an achilles injury.

2009 (16-16): Started all 16 games at RT...provided protection for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for more than 4,300 yards, 26 touchdowns, and complete 66% of his passes during his record-setting season...9/10 vs. Tennessee: Provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 33-of-43 passes (76.7 pct.) for 363 yards with one touchdown...10/4 vs. San Diego: Helped pave the way for Rashard Mendenhall to rush 165 yards in 29 attempts (5.7 avg.) with two touchdowns...10/18 vs. Cleveland: Made his 40th consecutive start at RT...provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 23-of-35 passes (65.6 pct.) for 417 yards with two touchdowns...11/9 at Denver: Blocked for Mendenhall, who rushed 22 times for 155 yards (7.0 avg.) with a long of 36...11/22 at Kansas City: Provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 32-of-42 passes (76.2 pct.) for 398 yards with three touchdowns...11/29 at Baltimore:  For the first time of the season the offensive line did not allow a sack...12/6 vs. Oakland: Blocked for Mendenhall to rush for 103 yards in 20 attempts (5.2 avg.) with one touchdown...12/20 vs. Cleveland: Provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 29-of-46 passes (63.0 pct.) for 503 yards and three touchdowns...1/3 at Miami: Made his 50th consecutive start at RT...paved the way for Mendenhall to rush for 94 yards in 20 attempts (4.7 avg.) with a long of 36 and Willie Parker to rush 91 yards in 12 attempts (7.6 avg.) with a long of 34.

2008 (16-16/3-3): Started all 16 regular-season games at RT for the second consecutive year...started all three postseason games at RT...paved way for Willie Parker to rush for the third-most yards in team postseason history (27-146, 5.4 avg.) in the AFC Divisional Game victory over San Diego...9/7 vs. Houston: Helped clear the way for Parker to rush 25 times for 138 yards (5.5 avg.) with a career-high three touchdowns...9/14 at Cleveland: Helped Parker finish with 105 yards on 28 carries (3.8 avg.) for his second consecutive 100-yard rushing performance...10/5 at Jacksonville: Provided the protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 26-of-41 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns...10/19 at Cincinnati: Paved the way for Mewelde Moore to rush 20 times for 120 yards (6.0 avg.) with two touchdowns...key cog to an offensive line which held the Bengals without a sack...10/26 vs. N.Y. Giants: Made his 25th consecutive start at RT...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Paved the way for Moore to rush for two touchdowns, the third time during the 2008 season that a Steelers’ running back scored multiple rushing touchdowns in the same game...11/16 vs. San Diego: Paved the way for Parker to rush 25 times for 115 yards (4.6 avg.) with a long of 13...11/30 at New England: Made his 30th consecutive start at RT...paved way for Parker and Moore to combine for 154 yards on 28 attempts (5.5 avg.) as the Steelers rushed for 161 yards as a team...12/21 at Tennessee: Provided protection for Roethlisberger to pass for a season-high 329 yards while completing 25-of-39 passes with two touchdowns...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Paved way for Parker to rush for 116 yards on 23 attempts (5.0 avg.) with one touchdown...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Blocked for Parker to rush for 146 yards on 27 attempts (5.4 avg.) with two touchdowns...Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made his fourth consecutive postseason start at RT... provided protection for Roethlisberger to complete 21-of-30 passes for 256 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 93.2.

2007 (16-16/1-1): Started all 16 games at RT in first season as a starter...started the AFC Wild Card Game against Jacksonville at RT...part of a unit that paved the way for RB Willie Parker to finish fourth in NFL with 1,316 yards...9/9 at Cleveland: Helped the offense pick up 365 yards, with 206 coming on the ground...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Helped pave the way for Parker to have his 15th career 100-yard rushing game...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Was a key factor in Parker having his 16th career 100-yard rushing game...helped the offense gain a total of 350 yards, with 205 coming on the ground and another 145 passing...10/7 vs. Seattle: Helped the offense pick up 342 total yards, with 163 rushing and 179 passing...allowed Parker to have his 17th career and fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season (102 yards)...also made way for Najeh Davenport to rush for two TDs...10/21 at Denver: Part of a line that allowed the offense to gain 379 total yards…10/28 at Cincinnati: Part of an offensive line that blocked for an offense that gained 390 yards, 230 passing and 160 rushing...helped make way for Parker to have his fifth 100-yard rushing game (126) of the season and rush for one TD...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Was a key factor in Roethlisberger passing for a career-high five TDs, while registering a perfect passer rating of 158.3...also a major part in Roethlisberger being able to pass for a TD in 13 consecutive games, which broke Terry Bradshaw’s previous record of 12 consecutive games...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Helped the offense pick up 401 total yards, while helping Parker to rush for 105 yards on 25 attempts (4.2 avg.), giving him his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season...12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Registered his 14th consecutive start at RT...part of an offensive line that helped clear the way for Parker to gain 87 rushing yards, passing Barry Foster and Dick Hoak on the all-time rushing list for fifth place with 3,975 rushing yards...12/9 at New England: Blocked for Parker’s seventh 100-yard rushing performance of the season...12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Part of an offensive line that helped Parker rush for 100 yards on 14 carries (7.1 avg.), which gave him his eighth 100-yard rushing game of the season...12/20 at St. Louis: Helped Davenport run for 123 yards on 24 carries (5.1 avg.) and one TD, while also allowing Roethlisberger to finish with his third perfect (158.3) passer rating of his career...AFC Wild Card Game 1/5 vs. Jacksonville: Made his first career postseason start and appearance at RT...gave Roethlisberger time to finish 29-of-42 for 337 yards passing with two TDs...also helped Davenport finish the game with two rushing TDs.

2006 (2-2): Was inactive for the first 14 games and then made his first two career starts in the final two games after Max Starks went down with an injury...12/24 vs. Baltimore: Started and played in his first career NFL game at RT...12/31 at Cincinnati: Started for the second straight game at RT...helped offense gain 482 total yards, including 207 yard rushing, and possess the ball for 40:41.

COLLEGE: Saw action in 36 games, starting 35 of them...majored in interdisciplinary studies. 2005: Anchored a line for an offense that ranked second in the Atlantic 10 and 15th in I-AA with 429.8 ypg...was named third-team All-American by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette and also was an All-Atlantic 10 first-team selection, a first-team I-AA All-American as selected by both the Walter Camp Foundation and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), and a third-team Sports Network I-AA All-America pick...was also named to the Don Hansen’s Football Gazette Northeast Regional first-team. 2004: Started all 11 games at right tackle...voted to the All-Atlantic 10 second-team...received the Hofstra Hard Hat Award as the Offensive Lineman of the Year...received game balls in victories over Rhode Island and Richmond. 2003: Started all 12 games at offensive tackle. 2002: Played in one game (versus Rhode Island) at defensive tackle...Recorded one solo tackle. 2001: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Played four years of football, three years of basketball and was a member of the track team for one year at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y....played on the Cardinals CHSAA “A” championship team...received the Cardinal Hayes Outstanding Defensive Player Award as a senior...recorded 12 sacks as a senior and eight in each of his sophomore and junior seasons...was voted Most Valuable Player in the Catholic High School All-Star game...has one brother and one sister...is an active member of the Big Brothers Association...son of Jean Davis...Full name: Willie M. Colon.

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  • Willie Colon Interview - 12/7

    Posted Dec 7, 2012

    Locker room interview with Willie Colon about returning to practice after his knee injury and the possibility of starting against San Diego on Sunday.