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Derrick Williams
WR #15
Height:
5-11
Weight:
197
College:
Penn State
Experience:
2
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 18 9 82 9.1 4.6 19 0 0 0 3 0
2010 DET 7 3 30 10 4.3 17 0 0 0 1 0
2009 DET 11 6 52 8.7 4.7 19 0 0 0 2 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 18 1 0.1 4 4 0.2 0 4 0 -- 0 0 0
2010 DET 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DET 11 1 0.1 4 4 0.4 0 4 0 -- 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 18 42 931 22.2 34 0 28 0 0 2
2010 DET 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DET 11 42 931 22.2 34 0 28 0 0 2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 DET 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DET 11 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 18 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 DET 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DET 11 2 1 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0

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Biography

PRO (18-1/0-0): Signed to the Steelers’ offseason roster on January 20, 2012…released by the Detroit Lions on September 3, 2011…placed on the Lions’ Reserve/Injured List on December 10, 2010 with an ankle injury…originally drafted by the Lions in third round (82nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

PRO (18-1/0-0): Signed to the Steelers’ offseason roster on January 20, 2012…released by the Detroit Lions on September 3, 2011…placed on the Lions’ Reserve/Injured List on December 10, 2010 with an ankle injury…originally drafted by the Lions in third round (82nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2011 (0-0/0-0): Was not on an NFL roster.

2010 (7-1): Saw action in seven games with one start…finished with three receptions for 30 yards…was placed on the Lions’ Reserve/Injured List on December 10, 2010 with an ankle injury.

2009 (11-0): Saw action in 11 games…caught six passes for 52 yards…added one rush for four yards…returned 42 kickoffs for 931 yards, including a long of 34 yards.

COLLEGE: Finished his career with 1,743 receiving yards and 594 rushing yards…added 724 punt return yards and three punt returns for a touchdown and 1,095 kickoff return yards and two kickoff returns for a touchdown…graduated with a bachelor’s degree in recreation, park and tourism management. 2008: Finished the season with 44 receptions for 485 yards and a career-high four receiving touchdowns…added a career-high 243 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns…added 169 punt return yards and one touchdown and a career-high 515 kickoff return yards, including two that were returned for touchdowns…a first-team All-Big Ten selection. 2007: A starter in all 13 games…gained 1,121 all-purpose yards, second-highest on the team…averaged a superlative 10.37 yards on his 108 touches…continued to take on a larger role in the passing game, making a team-high 55 catches for 529 yards and three touchdowns…increased his receiving output for the second consecutive season...ranked third in the Big Ten in punt returns, averaging 11.0 yards…gained 101 yards on 16 carries, for a 6.3 average, with one touchdown. 2006: Returned to the field after suffering a season-ending injury midway through the 2005 season…a starter in 12 games, he was second on the team with 955 all-purpose yards, averaging 9.1 yards on 105 touches…made 40 receptions for 440 yards, giving Penn State a trio of players with 40 or more catches in a season for the first time…had 36 carries for 145 yards…added 25 punt returns for a 12.0 average (second-best in the Big Ten), four kickoff returns for a 17.2 average and one pass attempt…returned Penn State's first punt return for a touchdown since 2002. 2005: Made an immediate impact when he joined the Nittany Lions for the 2005 spring semester…named to The Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten team, he had six plays of 20 yards or more and averaged 11.7 yards on his 57 touches.

PERSONAL: Attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in suburban Washington, D.C…was a consensus All-American and was named the Rivals.com and G&W Recruiting Report National Player of the Year...an All-USA Today selection, Williams also was an All-Met choice by the Washington PostParade Magazine honored him as an All-American all-purpose player…during his senior season of 2004, Williams was 56-of-91 for 972 yards and 13 touchdown passes, ran for 1,123 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 203 yards and two more scores…also accumulated 479 punt return yards and added another score…as a defensive back, he had four interceptions and 34 tackles…in his junior year, he rushed for 1,350 yards and 28 touchdowns and threw for 700 yards and five scores…recorded 46 tackles, 13 pass breakups, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 2003…gained 760 return yards…also was an accomplished sprinter on the track and field squad…son of Dwight and Brinda Williams…has an older brother, Domonique, who played running back and quarterback at North Carolina and finished his career at North Carolina A&T…has two sons, Kingston and Derryn…Full name is Derrick Dwanye Williams.

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