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Duke Williams
S #27
Height:
5-11
Weight:
201
Age:
23
College:
Nevada
Hometown:
Reno, NV
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
7
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 7 5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 BUF 16 0 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NE L 21-23 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 CAR W 24-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NYJ L 20-27 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BAL W 23-20 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @CLE L 24-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 CIN L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @MIA W 23-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 17-35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 KC L 13-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @PIT L 10-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 NYJ W 37-14 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 ATL L 31-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @TB L 6-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @JAC W 27-20 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 MIA W 19-0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @NE L 20-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO

Drafted in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft … The fifth player selected by the Bills 105th overall … Became the first player out of Nevada ever drafted by Buffalo.

PRO

Drafted in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft … The fifth player selected by the Bills 105th overall … Became the first player out of Nevada ever drafted by Buffalo.

2013

Played in all 16 games in his rookie season and was a key component of the special teams unit.

Vs. NE (9/8):  Made his NFL debut and posted one tackle in reserve duty at safety. 

Vs. CAR (9/15):  Saw action primarily on special teams.

At NYJ (9/22:  Tied for the team-lead with two special teams tackles.   Added two defensive tackles.

Vs. BAL (9/29):  Posted one QB hit on the day.

At CLE (10/3):  Saw action defensively and on special teams.

Vs. CIN (10/13):  Saw action on defense and on special teams.

At MIA (10/20):  Saw action on defense and on special teams.

At NO (10/27):  Saw action on defense and on special teams.

Vs. KC (11/3):  Saw action on special teams.

At PIT (11/10):  Saw action on special teams.

Vs. NYJ (11/17):  Produced one special teams tackle.

Vs. ATL (12/2):  Saw action on special teams

At TB (12/8):  Saw action on special teams.

At Jac (12/15):  Saw action on special teams and posted one tackle.

Vs. Mia (12/22):  Saw action on special teams.

At NE (12/29):  Saw action on special teams.

 

COLLEGE

Williams started 38-of-50 games at strong safety for Nevada, recording 292 tackles (198 solos) with 14.5 stops for losses of 52 yards, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries that he advanced 58 yards, adding 30 tackles as a member of the kickoff coverage unit … Deflected 18 passes and gained 69 yards on four interceptions … Returned nine kickoffs for 186 yards (20.67 avg) … The safety has made a total of 173 plays vs. the run, holding those ball carriers to 391 yards (2.26 ypc), no touchdowns and just 11 first downs.

 

•    2012: Earned consensus All-Mountain West Conference first-team honors while starting all 13 games at strong safety…Switched to jersey #5 for his final campaign after wearing jersey #20 the previous three seasons…Recorded a career-high 106 tackles (68 solos) with 5.5 stops for minus 32 yards, as he caused three fumbles and advanced a fumble recovery 51 yards…Also had a 27-yard interception return and deflected eight passes.

 

•    2011: Earned all-conference honors for the first time in his career as he was named to the second team ... Started all 13 games and was a force in the secondary ... Clinched Nevada’s first win of the season with an interception in the end zone against San Jose State ... Recorded an 11-tackle performance in a win over Fresno State ... Recovered a fumble against Hawaii ... Had 10 tackles against Louisiana Tech ... Was third on the team overall with 78 tackles ... Named preseason second-team All-WAC by Athlon Sports ... Named preseason second-team All-WAC by Phil Steele ... Named preseason first-team All-WAC by Lindy’s.

 

•    2010: Started 10 games and played in 13 for the Pack ... Was third on the team with 74 tackles on the year ... Had 4.5 tackles for a loss of 11 yards ... Had seven tackles against Cal and recorded his first career interception, which he also returned 30 yards ... Set career high with eight tackles against San Jose State and then matched it against Boise State before setting new career high with nine tackles at Louisiana Tech ... Second career pick came against San Jose State ... Forced a pair of fumbles during the year, against San Jose State and at Idaho ... Recorded a tackle in every game that he played in.

 

•    2009: Emerged as a true freshman to play in 11 regular season game, including one start at San Jose State ... Played as a key reserve in the secondary as a safety and was a valuable member of the Wolf Pack’s special teams ... Recorded 29 tackles on the year, including a career-high eight in a win over Hawai`i.

 

PERSONAL

Born Michael Williams on 10/15/90 in Monroe, Louisiana…Resides in Reno, Nevada … Majored in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Education … Son of Bertha Henderson… Nicknamed “Duke” … attended Procter R. Hug (Reno, Nev.) High School, earning a total of 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track

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