Mario Williams named to NFL Top 100

BACKGROUND

Signed with Buffalo as a free agent on March 15, 2012… entered the NFL as the first overall pick of the 2006 Draft by the Houston Texans

NFL AWARDS

  • Three-time Pro Bowl starter following the 2008, 2009 and 2013 seasons
  • Associated Press NFL Player of the Week – Week 1, 2007
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week – Week 1, 2007
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week – Week 15, 2007
  • NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year – 2007
  • Second-Team Associated Press All-Pro – 2007
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week – Week 2, 2013
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week – Week 7, 2013

CAREER

  • Has started each of his 114 career games played since entering the NFL in 2006
  • Stat line reads 76.5 sacks, 325 tackles (257 solo), 14 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 19 passes defensed and one touchdown

THE 2013 SEASON

  • Recorded a team-high 13.0 sacks - fourth most in the NFL in 2013 - en route to being selected to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his NFL career
  • Credited with two tackles (one solo) in Week One vs. NE (9/8)
  • Vs. CAR (9/15): Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career after recording a career and franchise-record 4.5 sacks in the 100th game of his NFL career (all starts)... 3.5 of his sacks occurred on a Panthers' third-down play... added six tackles (five solo)
  • At NYJ (9/22): Tallied two tackles
  • Vs. BAL (9/29): Brought down Ravens QB Joe Flacco for a sack, the 37th different signal caller he has brought down in his NFL career... part of a defense that matched a team record without allowing a rushing first down (three other games) and held the Ravens to 24 rushing yards (tied as the fifth-fewest allowed in team history)
  • At CLE (10/3): Recorded his second multi-sack game of the season (2.0), adding four tackles and three quarterback hits... his 7.5 sacks are the most by a Bills defender through the first five games of a season (Bruce Smith, 1994, 7.0)
  • Vs. CIN (10/13): Split a tackle and a sack to increase his 2013 total to 8.0 quarterback takedowns through the first six games of a season
  • At MIA (10/20): Tabbed AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after recording 2.0 sacks in the fourth quarter, raising his season total to 10.0 - the fourth double-digit sack season of his NFL career - and the most by a Bills defender through the first seven games of a season... second takedown was a strip-sack recovered by DT Kyle Williams which led to K Dan Carpenter's game-winning field goal... first Bills player to be named Defensive Player of the Week twice in the same season since 1995 (LB Bryce Paup)
  • At NO (10/27): Brought down QB Drew Brees for his 11th sack of the season - the most by a Bills defender through Game Eight in team history... added two tackles
  • Vs. KC (11/3): Made one solo tackle and part of a defensive unit that held Kansas City to 95 rushing yards - the first time the Chiefs did not reach 100 yards on the ground in 2013
  • At PIT (11/10): Saw time along the defensive line
  • Vs. NYJ (11/17): Tallied two solo tackles, a stop for a loss and a pass break-up
  • Vs. ATL (12/1): Recorded his 12th sack of the season, tying for the 10th most by a Bills player in a single-season
  • At TB (12/8): Tallied two solo tackles to go along with stop for a loss and a pass defensed
  • At JAC (12/15): Made three solo tackles, along with a tackle for a loss, quarterback hit and one pass defensed
  • Vs. MIA (12/22): Recorded a sack, his 13th of the season tying him with Bruce Smith (1989) for ninth-most in team history... part of a defense that held Miami to 103 total yards - fifth fewest in team history - and 14 rushing yards, second-fewest
  • At NE (12/29): Posted four tackles
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