Was the first selection in the fifth round (134th overall) by the Bills in the 2006 draft…became the first player selected by the team from LSU since 2002 when the Bills selected Josh Reed with their first of two 2nd round picks (36th overall)
PRO: Was the first selection in the fifth round (134th overall) by the Bills in the 2006 draft…became the first player selected by the team from LSU since 2002 when the Bills selected Josh Reed with their first of two 2nd round picks (36th overall)
• 2011 Pro Bowl Selection
• Selected to Peter King’s All-Pro Team
Recorded a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2010
Voted a Pro Bowl alternate following the 2009 season
• Voted team captain for the first time in his career
• Started the first five games of the year at NT before being placed on Injured Reserve (11/8), recording nine tackles (four solo)
• At KC (9/11): started his 74th consecutive game
• vs. OAK (9/18): tallied five tackles, including three solo, and two QB hits
• Registered a QB hit and two assisted tackles vs. NE (9/25)
• Recorded two tackles, including a stop for a loss and a pass defensed at CIN (10/2)
• Tallied a quarterback hit on Eagles QB Michael Vick vs. PHI (10/9), before leaving the game in the second half due to injury
• Inactive due to an ankle injury at NYG (10/16), vs. WAS (10/30) and vs. NYJ (11/6)
• PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE ON NOVEMBER 8TH
Finished one of his best years as a pro, starting all 16 games and recording a career-best 76 tackles, including 16 for a loss and 5.5 sacks, en route to his first trip to the Pro Bowl
• Started at nose tackle vs. MIA (9/12) and tallied seven tackles and a quarterback hit
• At GB (9/19) started at nose tackle and recorded three solo tackles, a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit
• At NE (9/26) started at nose tackle and tallied four tackles, a sack, two quarterback hits, a tackle for a loss and a pass defensed
• Vs. NYJ (10/3) made his fourth start of the season and registered five solo tackles and a tackle for a loss
• Vs. JAC (10/10) had six tackles, including four solo, and a tackle for a loss
• At BAL (10/24) tallied three solo tackles and a fumble recovery
• Williams has been a force for the Bills defense all season and he had arguably his best performance of the year at KC (10/31) as he tallied nine tackles, two sacks, three tackles for a loss and three quarterback hits
• Vs. CHI (11/7) had six tackles, including four solo, one tackle for a loss and one quarterback hit
• Vs. DET (11/14) had four tackles, including three solo, and two tackles for a loss
• At CIN (11/21) finished with three tackles and a QB hit
• Vs. PIT (11/28) continued his career season tying a personal-best with 10 tackles, including eight solo, three tackles for a loss, including 2.0 sacks and three QB hits. Has a new season-high with 5.0 sacks this year
• At MIN (12/5) tallied four tackles and one tackle for a loss
• Vs. CLE (12/12) had one tackle and a key fumble recovery which he returned 11 yards
• At MIA (12/19) tallied five solo tackles and two tackles for a loss
• Vs. NE (12/26) finished with four tackles, including three solo
• At NYJ (1/2) tallied two solo tackles
At NE (9/14) started at DT and tallied five tackles and one QB hit … his pressure on Tom Brady led to an Aaron Schobel interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
Vs. TB (9/20) started at DT and had one tackle, a tackle for a loss and three QB hits… for the second consecutive week his pressure on the QB led to an interception that was returned 76 yards for a touchdown by S Donte Whitner.
Vs. CLE (10/11), led the team with a career0-high 10 tackles, including seven solo, also registered a sack, three tackles for a loss and a QB hit.
At NYJ (10/18), tallied three tackles and a tackle for a loss before leaving the game with an injury.
At CAR (10/25), left the game after the first series with a knee injury.
Vs. HOU (11/1) and at TEN (11/15), inactive with an injury.
At JAX (11/22), returned to the lineup and picked up right where he left off, tallying five tackles, including four solo, two tackles for a loss and one QB hit.
Vs. NYJ (12/3), finished with eight tackles, including four solo, two sacks, a tackle for a loss, QB hit and a forced fumble.
Vs. IND (1/3), tallied seven tackles, including five solo, also had four tackles for a loss, a sack and a QB hit.
• Started all 16 games for a second straight season, and extended his start streak to 43 games
• Contributed 50 tackles to finish fourth among bills defensive linemen
• Posted season-high nine tackles at NE (11/9)
• Had six tackles and one sack for a loss of ten yards at Jac. (9/14).
• Forced a fumble vs. SF (11/30), first of his career.
• Earned second sack of the year with a takedown of Matt Cassel vs. NE (12/28)…Matched season-high with nine tackles
• Started all 16 games at right tackle for the first time in his career and appeared in each game for the second consecutive season
• Notched a career-high 81 tackles, finishing second on the defensive line
• Added 2.0 sacks, the first of his NFL career
• Tied for third on team with seven tackles for loss
• Vs. Dal. (10/8), posted his first career fumble recovery that was forced by DE Aaron Schobel
• Recorded first career sack at NYJ (10/28) helping to stall a Jets drive, holding NYJ to a field goal
• Finished with a season-high nine tackles vs. NE (11/18)
• Posted eight tackles and shared a sack at Was. (12/2)
• Shared a sack with fellow DT Larry Tripplett vs. Mia. (12/9) in the first quarter
• Matched season-high with 9 tackles vs. NYG (12/23)
• Made 78 tackles in 16 games played with 11 starts … tackle total ranked third among Bills rookies and ranked third on the team with four tackles for loss … known for his speed and hustle… considered a fifth-round steal after his preseason play
• At NE (9/10), had five tackles, three solo while trading time with Tim Anderson at right tackle
• vs. Min. (10/1), saw action in relief of RT Tim Anderson … helped shut down Vikings ground attack, limiting them to 63 yards …
• Made his first career start at RT at Det. (10/15), tied for team-high in tackles with eight, six of them solo
• vs. NE (10/22), had three solo tackles in his second career start
• vs. GB (11/5), had seven tackles and four QB hits
• at Ind. (11/12), had seven tackles and one QB pressure
• vs. Mia. (12/17), had seven tackles including one for a five yard loss … also had one hit on the quarterback
• vs. Ten. (12/24), had eight tackles, including three solo stops and two for a loss
• at Bal. (12/31), matched season-high eight tackles
Tackles: 10, twice, vs. Pit, 11/28/10 and vs. Cle, 10/11/09
Sacks: 2.0, three times, most recent vs. Pit, 11/28/10
Forced fumbles: 1, vs. SF, 11/30/08
Fumble recoveries: 1, most recent vs. CLE, 12/12/10
COLLEGE: Started 33 of 46 games at defensive tackle… registered 176 tackles (75 solos) with 16.5 sacks (11th in school history) for 113 yards and 28 stops for losses of 138 yards…intercepted a pass, blocked a kick, caused a fumble and recovered two others for the Tigers. ... as a senior, played and started all 13 games on the defensive line…named First-Team All-America by Rivals.com and Second-Team All-America by the Walter Camp Foundation…named First-Team All-SEC by Associated Press and Second-Team All-SEC by SEC Coaches…recorded 61 tackles, 7.5 tackles for losses and 4.5 sacks for the Tigers… as a junior was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the Associated Press…started every game at right defensive tackle…finished fifth on the team with 57 tackles (21 solos)…had six sacks for 40 yards, 12 stops for losses of 52 yards and 12 quarterback pressures. … Majored in general studies.
PERSONAL: Attended Ruston (La.) High School, playing football for head coach Tommy Reeder…rated as one of the nation's top defensive line prospects…named Class 5A Louisiana Defensive MVP after recording 78 tackles, 17 for losses, seven sacks, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one interception as a senior… named the Louisiana Football Magazine Player of the Year for the state …also selected MVP of District 1-5A in 2001…played baseball and threw the shot put and discus on the track and field team…married in May of 2005 to the former Jill Myers and the couple have two daughters, Kate and Anna Claire, and a son, Harrison Reed.
COMMUNITY: Kyle served as an active spokesperson for the Buffalo Bills Billieve Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Kyle and his wife, Jill, were at the Light the Falls Pink event held on October 1st and were featured in a PSA on the Buffalo Bills webpage. Kyle also supported the league wide initiative by wearing pink cleats, gloves and wristbands during the BCA home game on October 3rd vs. the New York Jets.
Kyle participated in the Night out with the Bills which is put on by the Buffalo Pro Ministry Athletes in Action. The players in attendance shared stories about their views on faith, signed autographs and posed for pictures with over 700 members of the Buffalo Community. Kyle also was one of the spokespersons for the 2010 Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign “Take Pride in Making Strides.” With the help of Kyle raising awareness for the cause, Kids Escaping Drugs was able to raise $3,295 in a two hour autograph session.
Kyle supported the Teammates For Kids Foundation this year by attending their annual dinner held in November. Kyle along with his other teammates have supported the cause which was co-founded by Garth Brooks and Bo Mitchell over the past 5 years. Kyle also participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium in November of 2010. He visited with donors, signed autographs and posed for pictures. With the help of Kyle and the teams support, over 500 units of blood were collected, ultimately saving over 1,500 lives.
Kyle also supported his teammate Brian Moorman and the PUNT Foundation by attending the Annual Black Tie Gala held in October, which raised over $80,000 benefitting children battling cancer.