TRANSACTIONS: Signed with St. Louis (10/22/12)...released by Chicago (10/16/12)...signed a five year contract with the Bears (7/23/08)...selected by Chicago in the first round (14th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/26/08).
PRO: Has played in 66 career games, including 54 starts...started all 16 games at LG for Rams in 2013...was only Rams offensive lineman to start all 16 games last season...started 36 games at LG, 11 games at RT and 7 games at LT with the Bears...started two postseason contests at LG.
2013 SEASON: Week 1 vs. Arizona (9/8): Started at left guard...played every offensive snap...was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack...Week 2 at Atlanta (9/15): Started at left guard...was part of an offensive line that helped
block for 421 total yards...Week 3 at Dallas (9/22): Started at left guard...Week 4 vs. San Francisco (9/26): Started at left guard...Week 5 vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Started at left guard...helped block for QB Sam Bradford, allowing him to
throw for three touchdowns...Week 6 at Houston (10/13): Started at left guard...part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack...Week 7 at Carolina (10/20): Started at left guard...Week 8 vs. Seattle (10/28): Started at left guard...helped
block for RB Zac Stacy to rush for a season-high 134 yards...Week 9 vs. Tennessee (11/3): Started at left guard...part of an offensive line that helped block for RB Zac Stacy score the team’s first two rushing touchdowns of the season...Week 10
at Indianapolis (11/10): Started at left guard...helped block for RB Benny Cunningham to break a 56-yard run, the Rams’ longest run play of the season to that point...Week 12 vs. Chicago (11/24): Started at left guard...left the game in the
second quarter with an injury and did not return...Week 13 at San Francisco (12/1): Started at left guard...Week 14 at Arizona (12/8): Week 14 at Arizona (12/8): Started at left guard...Week 15 vs. New Orleans (12/15): Started at left
guard...part of an offensive line that helped block for RB Zac Stacy to rush for 133 yards, his third 100-yard game this year...Week 16 vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Started at left guard...part of an offensive line that helped block for RB Zac Stacy rush
for 100 yards for the fourth time of the season...Week 17 at Seattle (12/29): Started at left guard...moved to left tackle in the fourth quarter after Rodger Saffold left with an injury.
2012 SEASON: Signed with St. Louis (10/22)...played in three games at RG with the Rams, declared inactive for six games.
2011 SEASON: Started all 9 games he played in at LG...started at RG when Matt Forté rushed for 205 yards vs. CAR (10/2), tied for 2nd most in Bears single-game history...placed on Injured Reserve due to hand injury (11/14).
2010 SEASON: Started all 13 games he played in, including 2 at LT and 11 at LG...helped block for RB Matt Forté, who rushed for 1,069 yards...started both postseason contests at LG.
2009 SEASON: Started all 16 games, with 11 at RT and 5 at LT...one of three offensive lineman to start all 16 games...helped block for Jay Cutler, who threw for 3,666 yards, the second highest total in franchise history.
2008 SEASON: Played in nine games, seeing action at LT, on special teams and in short-yardage situations...missed the first 7 games due to a back injury.
COLLEGE: Four-year letter winner at Vanderbilt (2004-2007) appeared in 36 games at left tackle and left guard, finishing his college career with 33 consecutive starts...started all 24 contests over his junior and senior season at left tackle...received
first-team all-SEC honors as a senior and second-team all-SEC accolades as a junior...two-time recipient of Vanderbilt’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman Award...surrendered just two sacks over his final two seasons (24 games) as a Commodore...selected to first-team all-SEC as a senior, becoming the first Vanderbilt player to receive such accolades in 23 years after allowing just 1 sack all season...earned “winning” blocking grade in every game as a senior en route to being named the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman...as a junior, all-SEC second-team selection as he started all 12 games at left tackle, surrendering just 1 sack all season...honored as the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman by the coaches...played all 12 games as a sophomore, starting the final 9 contests at left guard...also saw time at left tackle...selected as Offensive Player
of the Week in his first collegiate start...helped QB Jay Cutler lead the SEC in passing yards (3,073), passing yards per game (279.4) and completions (273)...did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman.
PERSONAL: Attended Catholic H.S. in Louisiana, earning all-region and all-conference recognition as a senior on a team that went 10-2 and won a district title...did not start until his senior season...named to 5A all-state Academic Team and was vice
president of National Honor Society...son of Joseph and Sandres Williams...named Strength and Conditioning All-American following 2007 season by National Strength and Conditioning Association...majored in Human and Organizational Development.
WILLIAMS’ Games Played Stats: RAMS 2013 (16/16), 2012 (3/0), Bears 2011 (9/9), 2010 (13/13), 2009 (16/16), 2008 (9/0). TOTAL: 66/54 (2/2). Career GP/GS (playoffs): 66/54 (2/2).